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30'06 loads for M1...

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Robert Farrar, Jan 12, 2003.

  1. Robert Farrar

    Robert Farrar Well-Known Member

    Hi guys,
    I would like to know if Alliant RL15 is a suitable powder for said
    rifle (150 gr. bullet). Also, any other powder reccomendations would be welcome.

  2. Fatelvis

    Fatelvis Well-Known Member

    Do not use RL15 in an M1. Garand experts say to never use anything slower than IMR4064. (RL15 is slower than 4064).
  3. Khornet

    Khornet Well-Known Member

    I think the rule is

    4320 and slower is bad. 4350 ok. I think 4895 is faster than 4064, no?
  4. Khornet

    Khornet Well-Known Member


    I meant 4064 is fater than 4895
  5. Poodleshooter

    Poodleshooter Well-Known Member

    Khornet- I'm pretty sure IMR4350 is slower than IMR4320.
    Robert- IMR4895 is quite popular amongst M1 reloaders. You can buy it in surplus form and save quite a bit of money.
  6. Dave P

    Dave P Well-Known Member

    FYI: 4064 is slower than 4895.

    And RL-15 appears to be the right speed for the M1 (but I have never tried it).

    Data taken from Hodgdon burn rates
  7. jem375

    jem375 Well-Known Member

    I use IMR4895, IMR4064, and AA2520.........check out the Accurate Arms reloading manual and they have loads for the M1 and other service rifles with the correct powder in the manual...
  8. cheygriz

    cheygriz Well-Known Member

    Stick with 4895 in your M-1 and you'll have no problems. 4895 powder was specifically designed for the M-1 Garand.
  9. Dave Markowitz

    Dave Markowitz Well-Known Member

    Cheygriz is right about 4895, but when I had an M-1, I used enough 4064 to give a 150 grain bullet ~2700 fps (i.e., original .30 M-1906 ballistics). It was accurate and recoil was less than M-2 Ball equivalent loads.
  10. Quantrill

    Quantrill Well-Known Member

    M-1 Reloads

    Agree with cheygriz about 4895 only for M-1s Quantrill
  11. riverdog

    riverdog Well-Known Member

    IMR4895 is the powder to use in a Garand.
  12. bernie

    bernie Well-Known Member

    Be advised if you go with SURPLUS 4895 that it is a skosh (tad, wee bit, small amount, etc.) hotter than commercial IMR 4895. I use it and love it, but load it down a tad and work up.

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