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    Default Best reload data for M1 garand 30-06 specific loads

    I will be getting into reloading for my Garand and 5.56 I cant really find anything local that has some Garand specific loads?

    IMR 4895 on line data has one load listed?

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    The Hornady book has M1 Garand-specific load data.
    The next NRA Basic Metallic Cartridge Reloading class will be Saturday December 6th at Blue Northern Trading in Ayer, MA More Info Here...

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    The Speer reloading book has lots of great 30-06 information.
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    get a reloading book. EC and DiM both suggested 2 great books. Read them. Don't go looking online for load data. Is your hand worth the 30$ you will spend buying a book? How about a finger? Where do you draw the line of your own personal safety?
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    Quote Originally Posted by EddieCoyle View Post
    The Hornady book has M1 Garand-specific load data.
    I 2nd this.... I was pleased to find out that the manual had specific Garand Data.
    I just made up my 1st Garand loads a few weeks ago using data from the Hornady book. I was using a 150gr FMJ and Varget. Worked very well.

    I actually just picked up a few pounds of H4895 to experiment with so I can keep my Varget for my .223 loads.

    Good luck and be safe!

    Steve

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    I've been using 45.0 grains of 4895 under a 150gr bullet.
    The next NRA Basic Metallic Cartridge Reloading class will be Saturday December 6th at Blue Northern Trading in Ayer, MA More Info Here...

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    Thank you guys, I was looking for a book locally the few I came across where not very specific to Garand loads. I dont want to order book online if it does not cover Garands data.
    Most of the bookd I found locally where more on general reloading with a broad range of reloading info. pistol,rifle,shotgun,

    Im looking for more specific data....rifle and more Garand. I dont have loader yet. Stock up on info and brass 1st.

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    The Hornady Manual has regular .30-06 loads, plus a set of data specifically for the Garand. It lists bullet weights from 150 to 178 grains, and slightly lighter max charge weights that won't bend the op rod on your rifle.
    The next NRA Basic Metallic Cartridge Reloading class will be Saturday December 6th at Blue Northern Trading in Ayer, MA More Info Here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by EddieCoyle View Post
    I've been using 45.0 grains of 4895 under a 150gr bullet.
    Thanks for the info EC.

    I will report the results in the next week or so..

    Steve

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