bullet powder charge velocity gmw’
52 Sierra MatchKing ~-4198 22.0 3,096 3.06W-748 28.0 3,161 3.89H-322 23.5 3,033 3.9055 Midway FMJBT H-4198 21
2,950 5.4822.0 3,052 5.57H-322 23.0 2,927 5.59H-335 26.0 3,126 6.57Military loads fired for comparisonM193 TW72 lot 2-612 3,196 5.34
Following loads for Government chamber only!
for SAAMI-chambered rifles!
69 Sierra MatchKing H-4198 20.0 2,724 3.66RL-7 21.0 2,753 4.40H-322 23.0 2,793 4.05H-4895 24.0 2,837 4.03RL-12 24.0 2,745 4.23W-748 26.0 2,850 4.28
MR-4064 23.5 2,725 3.64IMR-4320 25.0 2,829 3.99Tested
with 7-inch twistSS109
FNB*83 3,143 5.78
groups are an average
five 10-round groups at
loads used WCC cases with Remington
primers; overall cartridgelength was
inches. Velocities instrumental at
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published load data.
Garands and other military rifles
125 Sierra Spitzer H-322AAC-2520IMR-4895H-4895150 Sierra MatchKing IMR-4895W-748H-322IMR-4064AAC-2520168 Sierra MatchKing IMR-4895H-4895IMR-4064H-380AAC-2520175 M118lM72 FMJ IMR-4895H-4895W-760IMR-4064
50.0 2,95052.0 3,00052.0 2,97052.0 2,94048.0 2,80052.0 2,77546.0 2,74052.0 2,80049.0 2,79546.5 2.64047.0 2,66049.0 2,65046.0 2,60044.5 2,60048.0 2,70045.0 2.62552.0 2,64047.0 2,620
Outstanding bullet for offhandand 200-yard sitting rapid-fire National Match stages.The 150-grain MatchKing equalsthe accuracy of the 168-grain MK in the Garand,and approximates M2 Ball
Best choice for an all-aroundmatch load for
up to600 yards, and foraccuracy testing.
charges closelyapproximate M72 Matchammunition, working
City Match cases with Federal 210 primers; overall car-tridge length is
nches. Velocities instrumental at 15 feet. These loadsare proven performers in match-conditionedGarand rifles, but also groupwell in
action match and sporter rifles.
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chamber, you may set the case shoulderback too much.The best way to adjust dies whenloading ammunition
team rifles of the same caliber is to ac-commodate the tightest chamber. Sizea group
test cases and try them ineach rifle. Strip the bolts of extractorand ejector, and remove the operatingrod spring. Using thumb pressure toclose the bolt, the resized brass shouldenter the chamber freely and the boltshould close
an empty chamber.
I routinely decap brass picked up onthe range with a Lee decapping dieprior to tumble cleaning
can makea thorough visual inspection.
thebrass is of a known batch,
postponecleaning and inspecting until aftertrimming and deburring.All cases showing cracks and deepbody dents or splits are culled andhammered flat to prevent re-use.Mouth dents are easily ironed out
ing the point of a dummy cartridge
the expander button will not wrinklethem.Chamber flute marks from HK riflesare unsightly but usually do not impairreloading. They are mostly carbonstreaking, anyway. Instead, discard anyHK-fired cases having torn
deformedrims. They indicate the powder usedwas
slow and generated higherresidual chamber pressure during ex-traction. Military brass has harderheads and is better for rifles with flutedchambers.After decapping, cleaning and visual