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 Post subject: Re: M-1 loads
PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:57 pm 
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I'm not sure how I missed this, but thanks for the info.


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 Post subject: Re: M-1 loads
PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 11:53 pm 
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Way back in the March, 1986 issue of American Rifleman there was an article written by John R. Clarke called "Reloading for the M1 Rifle." The data in that article is very close to what Harris has recommended. I tore the article out and have used it many times over the years when loading for the M1. Hopefully the powder formulations haven't changed enough over the years to make a difference.


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 Post subject: Re: M-1 loads
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 1:08 am 
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Main thing is to avoid powders that burn too slowly and result in excessive gas port pressures, those can bend or break op rods.
They mainly used IMR single base powders during WW2 so this was not a problem.
Slower powders and loads to drive bullets heavier than 150 grains to max velocity can sometimes pose a problem, unless the gas port is bushed.


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 Post subject: Re: M-1 loads
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:27 am 
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I used 2 powders for mine.imr 4895 and AA2520 always group good in my rifles.
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 Post subject: Re: M-1 loads
PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:29 pm 
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howdy , I have used 47 grs of IMR 4895 in GI cases and never had a problem with functioning or Accuracy


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 Post subject: Re: M-1 loads
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:17 am 
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Swede wrote:
I'm not sure how I missed this, but thanks for the info.



Get the gas nut upgrade....has a small air chamber, and you can shoot anything safely. I put one on the m1 I had, it, and a new op rod return spring.....the fellow that bought it says she still shoots fine!
35 bucks I think.....cheap insurance!!!!

Google it up, the fellow that makes them has a complete pressure curve work up on the web page.

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