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    HXP Ammunition From CMP

    Just picked up a can of Greek HXP ammunition from CMPicon for my M1icon Garand. I have no experience with this ammunition. The earliest headstamp I could find was 66. Mostly 73 and 77. I would love to know what experience people have had with this ammo. Is the stuff safe to shoot? Is it very accurate? Pretty good deal for 200 rounds for $98. Just some simple questions from a novice here. I do not reload or at least I don't yet. Any reloaders out their reloading this brass? Thanks for the replies.


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    I have shot a lot of the HXP over the years and have no complaints. It's reloadable.
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    Thanks Bill. I've never shot any of it and just wanted to hear from some others who have. Sure hard to beat for the price. Thinking about getting into reloading in the future. Thanks for your response.

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    HXP77 was issued by the CMPicon at Camp Perry a few years ago. Many M1903 shooters, including me, reported bolts were difficult to open. The ammo did not seem to be too hot, just caused the bolts to be difficult to open, a bad thing during rapid fire strings.
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    I can see how that would be a problem for that kind of shooting, Kirk. I was mainly concerned that it wouldn't damage my Garandicon as I've never fired any HXP. By the way, is there any commercial grade 30.06 which is to hot for the Garand and shouldn't be used. Remember, you're talking to a novice here.

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    Both Federal and Hornady sell loads for the Garand. The Federal is a military-style FMJ bullet Federal Premium - News Releases and the Hornady is a match bullet Hornady Manufacturing Company :: Ammunition :: Rifle :: Choose by Caliber :: 30-06 SPRG :: 30-06 Springfield 168 gr A-MAX® M1 Garand. The Civilian Marksmanship Program sells both plus M2 ball ammo - Greek HXP ammo that is boxer primed and reloadable. Civilian Marksmanship Program eStore
    HXP ammo is generally excellent ammo - with the exception I mentioned. A second exception would be ammo that is corroded or otherwise deteriorated. See Related Sales
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    I've got 2 cans of the HXP 66. Shoots great, measured 2789fps, 10 feet from muzzle, 750' altitude and 85 degrees. Have not had a single problem with it yet. It's about 75+ fps faster than my HXP 72.

    Seems plenty accurate for me, 8 shots, 1 hole at 30 yards, open sights. Haven't done much shooting past 85 yards (ma at local range). Brass is great for reloading too.

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    I haven't sorted through my 200rds yet but just spot checking it looks as if my oldest is 63 and the newest is 77. I plan on going through all of it. I'm just glad to know some more info abut HXP and from what I've heard so far, I'll be buying a few more cans of it. Thanks for everyone's reply.

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    Personaly I don't love it, nor do I hate it, it's just not my favorite stuff. It's available and it's out there and non-corrosive, so clean up is not as intense. So I use it. No reliabilty issues, functions all my rifles fine.

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    ww2farmer, if you don't mind me asking what is your favorite load for the M1icon Garand?

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