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N150 for Garand use??

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Fatelvis, Jan 9, 2013.

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  1. Fatelvis

    Fatelvis Member

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    I'm not familiar with VV powders, but availability is making me look hard at the VV powders. I want a powder that will work equally well in my M1A and Garand with 175SMK bullets. I see in the Hornady manual, and reading on other forums people using N150 in their Garands with heavier bullets. From what I can tell, N140 is equivelent to RL15, so wouldnt n150 even be slower? (i.e. too slow for the Garand?) Thanks-
     
  2. USSR

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    If N140 is the equivalent of RL15, you don't want to go any slower than that.

    Don
     
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    The standard is IMR 4895. This powder was used in the NM ammunition for both the 308 and 30-06. The first choice of powders for Garands/M1a's should be IMR 4895/H4895/AA2495. Particularly as the 308 was developed using IMR 4895 as the propellant.

    I tried N140 in the 308, it was recommended by a Vihtavuori for the M1a, ought to work in the 30-06. Don't go any slower.

    How about some nice IMR 4895?
     
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    Hornady thinks it's ok.
    In their #8 manual, in .30/06 M1 data, they state they got best results with VV N150. Also, with N140 and H4895.
    They only listed N150 with 165-168gr bullets, however.
    Only N135 was listed with 150-155.
     
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    I use N140 for my .303 British loads,so I would surmise it would work in an '06...
     
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    Hmm, the burn rate charts I just looked at show it to be basically a "4350" burn rate powder. Would never use it in my Garands.

    Don
     
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