Hey M1 guys, I bet ya don't look way down here!

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by Armorer, Aug 16, 2002.

  1. Armorer

    Armorer Guest

    Are my ducks in a row?

    Going to the range this weekend with my M1. I have to sight in the iron sights, and my scope. I'm going use 147FMJ Talon ammo to get it close.

    Now here's why I'm scribbling in the reloading A.O.

    I just made 40 175HPBT Match rounds. I made 5 each, of each powder meaurement by .5 gains starting with 43.0gr and ending with 46.5gr.

    I read that the max O.A.L. for the M1 is 3.34

    I measured a bunch of Talon and they were between 3.31 and 3.33, so I made all of these 3.315 and 3.32, right in the middle.

    I'm going to shoot 2 each at the 50 yard target, and the other 3 each per load at the 100 yard target. (using the scope :)

    I should find the right power curve for this Garand. Stopping at 46.5gr should keep me way under the max pressure.

    So are them fowl walking heel to toe?