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Old November 18, 2006, 08:01 PM   #1
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Any Pet loads for 8mm Mauser?

I have been trying to get a great load for my scoped Yugo M48. I have Sierra 175 grain SP. I have loaded up 30 rounds using 49.4 grains of H4895, col at 3.100. I have some IMR4064 and IMR4320. Any body have a great load using IMR4064 & IMR4320 with the Sierra 175 grain bullets? I also need the col. Thanks, gearyr.
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Old November 12, 2007, 08:02 PM   #2
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I have a Yugo Mauser and found a pretty good load that gives 1-1.5 MOA groups. The other day I put four bullets through two holes at 50 yrds and got a 2.5 in. group at 200 yds running a cheap Swift 9x scope. BTW, I'm not any kind of an expert shot.

Anyway, here it is:

Sierra 175 gr. with 46 gr. of 4064 and Fed 210 primer. Don't seat the bullet deep. Set it as far out as is reasonable. I don't know if that had much to do with anything, but I thought I'd mention it. I haven't chronographed it myself, but the Sierra book says this bullet should fly about 2400 fps. I have found Sierra's numbers are pretty close when using their bullets.

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Old November 12, 2007, 08:14 PM   #3
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I've used the same 175 Sierras with imr4064 also. Shot right to the point of aim with my open sighted Persian mauser with good accuracy. I recall a little better velocity but my weapon has a 29" barrel.
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Old November 12, 2007, 08:36 PM   #4
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I'll mention a load that didn't work:

150 gr Sierra with 49.6 gr. of 4064 and Fed 210 primers. These shot all over the place. Maybe 4 MOA. One shot went high, the next low, the next right or left. Couldn't get any consistancy at all. Goes to show how much different loads can make.
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Old November 13, 2007, 07:39 AM   #5
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I had good experience with Hornady round nose bullets (170 gr I think) over 38 gr of IMR 4895. This is an underpowered load, but was pretty accurate.

Currently my fav load is:
150 Gr. Hornady SP Interlock #3232
40.0 Gr. Varget
CCI #200 Large Rifle Primer

This is a med-high strength load with good accuracy.

I have tried full power loads pushing a 220 gr Hornady round, but my shoulder couldn't take it.
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Old November 13, 2007, 01:48 PM   #6
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I went back and checked my notes from 1987. 175gr Sierra, 49.2 gr IMR4320, WW LR primer. About 1 1/2" at 100 yds.
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