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1/2 Price Creedmore at CMP

Discussion in 'Mil Surp Collectors' started by majspud, Oct 29, 2018.

  1. daekken

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    It says "Safe for use in: All M1 Garands and 1917s" right on the box.
    My reloads for M1 have all been 168gr except for 20 using 150 that I made up last week to compare to the 168s (haven't tried them out yet). I'm sure others will chime in but most people I know use 168 for the most part, but some do use 150. I got into reloading a few years back specifically for my M1s and I remember asking around and most people told me 168 was their preference, so that's what I've rolled with. I've done 150s with my 1917, though.

    My manual has M1 specific loads (as well as 7.62x51 service rifle) loads, I follow those.
     
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  2. Mountain

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    Yes, it's outstanding ammo. Lapua projectiles and Lapua brass. Probably Vihtavuori power too. I have to hand load expensive projectiles (Sierra SMK's, TMK's, etc.) to beat the accuracy of the out of the box Creedmoor ammo. It is not hard hitting on the rifle. I think the Greek HXP is a little hotter, and that stuff is traditional surplus made specifically for the M1.

    IMHO, adjustable gas plugs only necessary for hot bolt gun hunting loads- which you should not shoot in the M1 anyway.
     
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    Good to know, thanks!
     
  4. mac1911

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    Also we will never know just how much of the 2billion or so M1ball was put through any of the garands.

    Also remeber it’s not so much bullet weight it’s the gas and the volume/pressures it’s maintains at the gas port.
    Example my cast loads with 18 grains of 2400 drive a 200 grain bullet to 1700fps but won’t even nudge the bolt. There is just no gas volume or pressure left by the time it reaches the port. BUT double charge that 2400 and you could blow up your M1!
     

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