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Best Garand mold and load?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by EvilDragon, Mar 11, 2019.

  1. EvilDragon

    EvilDragon NES Member

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    If I decide to use cast boolits in 2019 for a CMP match or for plinking, what's the best mold and load to use? Asking in case something changed recently vs the answers from a few years ago.
     
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  2. mac1911

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    I run a 200 grain sized to .309 gas checked lubed with 2500.
    I use Hodgdons instructions for reduced loads with H4895.
    Im at a stand still with that project. My accuracy started to drop once I approached powder charges that cycled 100%
    Im not sure whats going on. Dont know if I need a harder alloy , different bullet or what?
    I might try a lighter bullet with a different bullet profile at some point.
    Now if you dont mind running the garand manually i run a 160 grain cast flat nose at around 1600fps with 2400 that shoots well
     
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    Kind of a loaded question.
     
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    Has a specific 30 cal mould that he swears by for accuracy in the 06
     
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    Try some of Norm's coated bullets. At his prices it's not worth firing up the furnace.
    He has a 170g and 200g gas-checked bullet. I'm guessing the 170g is an RCBS mold.
    Per 100 Cast and Coated
    30 cal Rifle - 150gr GCFP $10.35 $10.60

    30 Cal Rifle – 170gr GCSil $10.85 $11.10

    30 cal Rifle – 180gr GCFP $11.15 $11.40

    30 cal Rifle – 200gr GCSP $11.80 $12.05
     

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    andrew1220 NES Member

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    I really dig his 170 gr bullets. Great accuracy so far.
     
  8. NavelOfficer

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    Are my prices still accurate? I haven't ordered from Norman in quite awhile.
     
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    He's raised his prices just a tad
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