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Old May 3, 2008, 02:54 PM   #1
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Good Loads for Std. M1A???

I'm looking for some good loads for the old M1A. I've got a Standard old M1A with a wood stock, not the shorter SOCOM version.
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Old May 4, 2008, 06:38 AM   #2
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44.5 Gr WW 748BR.
168 Gr Sierra HPBT(M)
CCI 200 primer.
LC brass.
seat bullet to max OAL for .308.

*all the usual "don't do it" cautions apply.*
Make sure the primer is seated flush or below the case base with the fingernail, or balancing on a piece of glass test, as the semi-auto action is prety hard on case bases & raised primers are a no-no.
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Old May 4, 2008, 07:15 PM   #3
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168 grain Sierra match BT
41.0 grains of IMR 4895
LC match case trimmed to 2.005
COAL 2.72
Winchester primer
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