Swedish Ljungman reloading


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Mustang51
February 21, 2013, 07:09 PM
I got to the range today and managed to shoot a few reloads in the Ljungman. I was mainly there to test some Garand reloads, so I didn't spend a lot of time on the Ljungman...plus I had only done a few rounds in each charge weight. All loads with IMR 4064, CCI # 34 primer, Nosler 140 CC bullet, COL 3.015"

35.5 gr., 36.0 & 36.5, 37.0
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It looks like the Ljungman liked the lighter loads. Above 36.0 grains, as the charge weight went up, the groups opened up. The extraction was much less violent than using surplus or commercial ammo. The cases were not nearly as torn up by the extraction and ejection, either. The loads all functioned well in the gun and I didn't oil the cases.

I didn't have a chronograph, but per the Sierra loading manual, 36.0 grains of 4064 should yield around 2500 fps.

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