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Low-Pressure
03-17-2011, 12:21 AM
I have some 748 that I've been using to reload 223's. I'm about to start reloading 30-06 for my M1 Garand. My Lyman's reloading manual has the 748 listed in the 30-06 section. My question is, Have any Calgunner's used the 748 for a load for a Garand? How do you like it. I know that IMR 4895 and H4895 are the preferred powder, but at the moment I have about 6lbs of 748 and 8 lbs of H335. BTW I'll be using Sierra BTHP 168gr and CCI LRP. Thanks

vwynn
03-17-2011, 12:26 AM
i wonder if that powder is oprod safe too.. hmm

Waldog
03-17-2011, 8:28 AM
Well, Hornady's NEW 8th edition reloading manual has a "Garand Specific" section for the 30.06. It lists Win748 loads for 168gr Sierra MK bullets starting at 41.1gr up to a max of 48.4gr. Also has loads with 748 for 178gr bullets.

Bigdaa
03-17-2011, 8:46 AM
Ball is always preferable over extruded in a powder thrower. Easily meters. Doesn't chop the extruded powder in half and cause crunchy operation.
I need to check my stock on Garand fodder and see if I reloaded 748. I remember 4895. It's been a while.

Low-Pressure
03-17-2011, 9:53 AM
Well, Hornady's NEW 8th edition reloading manual has a "Garand Specific" section for the 30.06. It lists Win748 loads for 168gr Sierra MK bullets starting at 41.1gr up to a max of 48.4gr. Also has loads with 748 for 178gr bullets.

Thanks, that's what I was looking for. Just verifying other post I've read over the forums. :)

Low-Pressure
03-17-2011, 9:55 AM
Ball is always preferable over extruded in a powder thrower. Easily meters. Doesn't chop the extruded powder in half and cause crunchy operation.
I need to check my stock on Garand fodder and see if I reloaded 748. I remember 4895. It's been a while.

Yup, I like ball type powders too, easy on my powder thrower. But I do not mind using extruded powders if I need to.

FLIGHT762
03-17-2011, 1:06 PM
748 and H-335 will work fine for your Garand. They're OP rod safe.
you may get a bit of muzzle flash, but they work great.

Waldog
03-17-2011, 1:32 PM
You may find that 4895 gives the best accuracy. At least in my Garand it does.

Low-Pressure
03-17-2011, 6:14 PM
748 and H-335 will work fine for your Garand. They're OP rod safe.
you may get a bit of muzzle flash, but they work great.

That great, Now I must shoot it at dark to see some fireball :D

Low-Pressure
03-17-2011, 6:15 PM
You may find that 4895 gives the best accuracy. At least in my Garand it does.

Yup, I've read that's what most reloaders are using. But I need to use up all my powders before I can switch over.........

ballistic
03-18-2011, 11:03 AM
748 powder should be fine. I like to load on the light side for my Garands. Enough to function but, no need to beat up an old warhorse.

Low-Pressure
03-18-2011, 11:57 AM
748 powder should be fine. I like to load on the light side for my Garands. Enough to function but, no need to beat up an old warhorse.

Thanks :)

Low-Pressure
03-18-2011, 12:12 PM
I just finished my 1st load :) 48 pieces for 6 En-Bloc clips.
Lee 30-06 dies
Lee Factory Crimp Die
Winchester 748 41.1 gr.
Sierra BTHP 168 gr.
CCI LRP
OAL 3.30
Estimated cost less than .40 cents per round

Thanks to all that responded :)

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I'm hoping that this time I'll be able to tell, weather my grouping last time was me or the barrel is shot.