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who is using IMR 4895 in a semi auto?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by fxdc, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. fxdc

    fxdc Da Valley USPSA, SPEED STEEL, IDPA, 3 GUN

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    Need a load with 147 or 150gr fmjbt.... My gal get me this powder but never used in my powder dump, prefer ball powder . Don't want to hurt her feelings and sell it. Anyone have a pet load for this combo????

    Thanks. Forgot to say its for 308
    Guys
     
  2. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    I use it in my M1 Garand exclusively. But the loads for that may be way different than your rifle. If you change your mind and wish to sell it, I'll gladly take it off your hands so you can buy the powder you want.
     
  3. fxdc

    fxdc Da Valley USPSA, SPEED STEEL, IDPA, 3 GUN

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    That may happen if I don't get more replies. LOL

    Do you use a powder dump or by hand?
     
  4. ron

    ron Vancouver, Washington Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    IMR 4895 is what is most commonly used for 30/06 in the M-1. It will not exceed the gas port pressure that can damage a M-1 Garand.
    Typically the 147s will not group as well as the 150s. As always check loads with a loading manual. Loads I have used for the 30/06
    150 grain and LC brass is 48 grains. Start with 46 and work up looking for signs of pressure. You don't say what cartridge you are
    reloading for. 30/06 or 308? I have tried many different powders for the 30/06 and 308. I have found that IMR 4064 works the best
    and IMR 4895 a very close second.
     
  5. M4 AR

    M4 AR Ridgefield, Wa. Member

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    It's my first choice for my M1 as well. I use a Hornady powder measure. It works pretty well, occasionally i get a hang up.(from the stick powder)

    I don't remember off the top of my head exactly what charge I use, 44.5gr under a Hornady 150gr? Not at home, but it's something close to that.
     
  6. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    IMR 4895 works OK with a powder measure but is prone to the same issues as all stick powders have. Hard to get loads super accurate. I and most of those I know, will just dump a charge that's just a 'tenth' or so less than desired and either add a pinch or trickle the last little bit.

    Unless you use an auto dispenser like the RCBS chargemaster charges from a regular "powder dump" can bee a little erratic. More like Factory ammo.
     
  7. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    I use a powder thrower specifically set to throw a lighter charge than I want, then use a powder trickler to finish it off. I do one at a time. Once I save up some more mad money, I'll get a Chargemaster Combo.
     
  8. JE3146

    JE3146 Tigard, OR New Member

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    I do this as well.

    I use H4895 (Not the same obviously, but similar) in my M1 Garand and my SCAR. Both with the .30 150 gr FMJBT bullets.
     
  9. techiej

    techiej vancouver, wa Active Member

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    I've started using H4895 as well for my Garand since running out of Varget. Haven't had any problems...using a Hornady LNL.