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Old November 6, 2010, 04:25 PM   #1
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.30 168gr hornaday for 06'

I want to reload for my springfield 03', is there any differnce btw the #2200 SMK's as far as loading data? I going to use AA2520 and CCi primers with Win cases, Thanks for the help.
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Old November 6, 2010, 05:13 PM   #2
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"...differnce btw the #2200 SMK's..."
When you say "difference," what do you mean?
Sierra's #2200 168 HPBT MatchKing is one single design.
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Old November 6, 2010, 05:41 PM   #3
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I use a 165 gr. Hornady BTBT and 168 gr. Sierra HPBT Match interchangeably. I use 57 grs. of IMR 4350 and CCI primers with Remington cases. Both shoot the same zero to same poa in two different rifles.
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Old November 6, 2010, 06:00 PM   #4
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Quickload says that for all practical purposes (using IMR4895 and/or IMR4350 at nominal pressures) there is little practical difference.
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Old November 6, 2010, 08:20 PM   #5
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Thanks, Im working up a load near max for the 500 meter rams, and the last batch of reloads were SMk's and I like the way it slams them, they go down hard. Shoot safe. I have both IMR4350 4895 so I give your load a try Hawg.
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Old November 6, 2010, 08:24 PM   #6
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It's at the top of the chart so work up to it.
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Old November 7, 2010, 12:42 PM   #7
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I have shot thousands of the Hornady 168's and tens of thousands of the 168 SMK's. Both are excellent bullets. My loads are not "hot" as I shoot them in Garands and M1a's. I have not changed my powder charges as I cannot tell a difference in pressure between those bullets.

For your M1903, I would load between 46 and 47 grains of AA2520 with a 168. You gain nothing pushing it faster.

For your information, AA2495 is Accurate Arms knockoff of IMR 4895, grain for grain there is no significant difference over the screens.


Code:
M1 Garand  Douglas Barrel 1:10 twist 	
						
168 Sierra Match 47.0 grs  AA2495 wtd WLR FC Cases OAL 3.30"	
5 May 00 T = 82 ° F					
						
Ave Vel =	2632					
Std Dev =	16					
ES =	50					
Low =	2616					
High =	2666					
N =	10					
						
						
168  gr Sierra Match  47.0 AA2520 WWII cases WLR OAL 3.30"	
5 May 00 T = 82 ° F			(185 to 190 gr cases)	
						
Ave Vel =	2658					
Std Dev =	35					
ES =	85					
Low =	2612					
High =	2697					
N =	5	
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Old November 7, 2010, 06:25 PM   #8
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Thanks slamfire, my last batch was 52.0 grs of AA4064 under the 168 SMK and I was very impressed with the performance. I have 8lbs of AA2520, so that's my powder of choice.
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