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Just what is the *expected* WCC844 load for 55-gr FMJBTs?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Grump, Jan 8, 2006.

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  1. Grump

    Grump Member

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    Title says it all. I've searched the archives and Googled it and looked at the most promising hits.

    Found recommendations for 26.1 up to 28.5 (claimed to be a quote from an Army ammo specs manual). The jug I have lists 26.1 as being for the M855 63-grain bullet, with that LOOONNNG bearing surface.

    As long as accuracy is okay and pressure signs are good, my GI spec velocity from a 20-inch AR is 3200 fps at 10 feet instrument midpoint, right?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Poodleshooter

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    Google the following: "TM 43-0001-27".
    That will give you the army tech manual that you seek.
    It has load data for everything from .45 ACP up to ammo for the 30mm M230 cannon.
     
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    FWIW you're supposed to be able to use H335 loading data for that powder.

    Regards,
    Dave
     
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    That's too cool!! There's a copy of it out on AR15.com. Cool stuff. Thanks for posting that.

    Have a good one,
    Dave
     
  5. Grump

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    Well, it was about 70 degrees and the chrono was 10 feet to the midpoint, 28.4 (couldn't get the measure to quite hit 28.5) gave me 3,230.something fps, so the batch I got matches the expected data.

    Interestingly enough, the 26.1 load recommended for the 63-gr M855s gave me almost exactly 2800 fps.

    Accuracy on all was as expected--3 inches, 5 rounds, 100 yards with those cheap bulk Winchester 55-gr FMJBTs.
     
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    Find an old Speer #10 manual. The Mini 14 was the test rifle. I use 748 and the data was maximum for the 55 grain bullet. Byron
     
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