for those of us who enjoy our SMLE rifles, i have hit a very very consistent load. my rifle is a SMLE mk.1 no.4, mfg. date 10/47 (post-war), my barrel slug mikes a shade over .311 and i use sierra 180 pro-hunter bullets for hunting and target practice... the load consists of 43 gr. accurate 2520 over a CCI 250 primer, in a remington case trimmed to 2.212", i resize just to the leading edge of the fireformed shoulder, being careful not to move the shoulder. bullets are seated to 3.075" oal. these will feed properly from the enfields magazine. #s are as follows... 2527.2 fps. avg. velocity(10 ft. from the muzzle) 2552 ft. lb. muzzle energy, 2.8" high at 100 yds.(200 yd. zero), extreme spread is 23, and standard deviation is 7.6, no signs of excessive pressure, and a very clean burn. i hope someone might find this load as satisfying as i have. be careful, and be safe...
Last edited by JLA; 03-14-2007 at 06:17 PM..
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