Re: Garand Loads using these components
I have a CMP Garand. I have settled on 46.0 gr H-4895 for it because that's what I have on hand. I have tried some IMR4895 also with the same load, and it shoots about the same in my rifle, using the Hornady 150 gr FMJBT with CCI military primers. I have the Hornady manual, which as previously mentioned has loads for the Garand. I contacted Hornady and inquired what criteria they used to develop these loads. The response was one of their tech guys shoots DCM matches, and he personally developed these loads as no chance of bending the operating rod, while still giving decent accuracy. They are about 5 gr less than the regular 30-06 data maximum. They would not give me any additional details. A $45 adjustable gas plug would eliminate the bending of the operating rod issue with any load. Not legal for the John Garand matches, but legal for DCM.