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Old April 24, 2000, 10:58 PM   #14
alan
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For historical value, the 1966 or 1967 National Match Ammunition was loaded as follows:

Bullet: 173 grain (nominal) FA Match Bullet
OAL 3.34"
Propellant: 47.5 grains of 4895. This was a non-canister grade of 4895, meaning NOT the same as you would buy at your local reloading supply outlet. Remember that the government arsenals where Match Ammunmition was loaded, Lake City after Frankfort was closed, has equipment available to determine both velocity and pressure. They would adjust powder charges so that a desired level of accuracy was obtained, in special test barrels, while velocity and pressure fell within certain parameters.
They used special primers too.

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