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Swedish Ljungman reloading

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Mustang51, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. Mustang51

    Mustang51 Active Member

    May 17, 2007
    The Left Coast
    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

    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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