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Old January 22, 2013, 06:35 AM   #16
HiBC
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I'm just getting started with my Garand,I was reading a thread here on loading for the Garand.It gave a link to a Mar 1984 article in American Rifleman by John R Clarke.

He discusses "primer up" vs "primer down" powder positioning,and suggests it would make 100 fps difference in velocity with some loads.

He also says,due to recoil and cycling,rounds 2 through 8 will have the powder in the "primer up" condition.

Could it be if a guy slings up and gets into position muzzle up,he has a "primer down" powder condition on round one,and a "primer up" on 2 through 8?

Here is the link:

http://home.comcast.net/~jlemons01/R...ohnRClarke.pdf

(fixed dead link)

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