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IMR4064 & the 30-06

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by ArchAngelCD, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Well-Known Member

    I know all gun are different and what works in one doesn't necessarily work in another. I know there are powders that work as well or better in the 30-06. PLEASE DO NOT recommend any other powders or bullets. I'm asking about IMR4064 only.

    Does anyone have a pet load using IMR4064 with either a Seirra or Hornady 168gr BTHP bullet for the 30-06?

    Thank you in advance...
  2. Canuck-IL

    Canuck-IL Well-Known Member

    46.5gr IMR4064 with a 168 SMK, used in a 1903 and 1903A3.
  3. Slamfire

    Slamfire Well-Known Member

    I would go with 48.0 grains of IMR 4064 in Garand, in a bolt rifle, might bump that up to 49.0 grains.

    M1 Garand Match Douglas Barrel 1:10 twist

    168 gr Sierra Match 48.0 IMR 4064 wtd LC66NM WLR OAL 3.30"
    5 May 00 T = 82 ° F

    Ave Vel = 2594
    Std Dev = 18
    ES = 38
    Low = 2575
    High = 2613
    N = 5

    168 gr Sierra Match 49.0 wtd IMR 4064 LC66NM WLR OAL 3.30"
    5 May 00 T = 82 ° F

    Ave Vel = 2669
    Std Dev = 27
    ES = 65
    Low = 2651
    High = 2716
    N = 5
  4. Hillbillyz

    Hillbillyz Well-Known Member

    48 grains is my go to load. Very accurate in a variety of rifles from Garands to bolts.
  5. BsChoy

    BsChoy Well-Known Member

    I am about to run a ladder using Nosler custom comps in 168 with 4064....Love that powder with the '06
  6. Visionz45

    Visionz45 Well-Known Member

    49.0 gr behind a Sierra 168 SMK. Win case and CCI 200.
  7. soloban

    soloban Well-Known Member

    +1 to SlamFire1's data. I use 48g of IMR4064 in my M1 Garand with 168Gr Sierras or 49g of IMR4895. Can't tell much difference between the performance of the powders.
  8. Littlewolf

    Littlewolf Active Member

    With a 150gr FMJBT, 50.5 gr. of IMR4064 has been a good load. The load was made using military brass, most from WW2 time frame. Don't know if it would work for you and as always, START with a reduced volume of powder and work up to make sure no pressure problems occur.
  9. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info so far, it's appreciated...

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