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43 gr of 4064 in 7.62x51

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by hypnotrader, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. hypnotrader

    hypnotrader Member

    Is this a compressed load? Using 147 FMJ bullets. I loaded some and can't hear the powder shaking in the case, so I guess there is little to no space.

    Seating to 2.800 OAL.

    The brass is 7.62 x 51 KF 91 (Indian).

    Thanks in advance.
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    No it shouldn't be.

    Probably not a lot of room left, but it should not be compressedwith that starting load.

    According to Hodgdon data:
    47.7 grains is a compressed load with a 150 grain Nosler boat-tail.
    43.0 isn't.

  3. kelbro

    kelbro Well-Known Member

    You're fine. Common load.
  4. highbrow

    highbrow Well-Known Member

    Should be ok. Just as a note, my KF92 brass is very heavy at 200-205 gr.
  5. cal30_sniper

    cal30_sniper Well-Known Member

    If you're using military brass, it's probably filling the entire case, but shouldn't be compressed. With commercial brass, there's a little room left over. Both my M1A and my Savage really like that load with 150grn BTSP Sierras.

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