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    more garand reloading questions.....bullets

    my new hornady loader comes with free 500 bullet offer.
    only choice for 30 cal is 150g soft point----good or bad for garand

    end use 100y reduced yardage CMPicon shoot @ club


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    They'll work fine. You may get an occasional stoppage with the tip of the bullet jamed into the breech beside the chamber because the soft points don't always feed perfectly. I've used them for years because FMJ are prohibitively expensive here in Canadaicon.
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    If you don't want to load them send them to me. If my M1icon don't like them the 03A3 will
    Seriously they should work fine.

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    They should be fine. I prefer the Remington 165 gr Core Lokt SP. It has the smallest amount of exposed lead among commercial bullets & is very accurate.
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    Well I have the 30cal soft points marked off paper work is in the mail.

    New stuff. I have been trying to find bulk bullets for reloading. Best prices seem to be on the 147 grain mil pull downs. Can not find a good source of FMJ 150-168 grainers. Are the 147 good for Garandicon 100yards ? I plan on useing Varget and IMR4895. I have several lbs of both @ the moment.

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    I beleive that is the bullet used in M2 ball. The 147. I use 47 grains of either of those powder with that bullet with good results in my 03A3 or my garand

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    If you buy pull down surplus bullets most will need Resized, and just the same probably not that accurate
    .308 149 grain tips larger view "Like New"
    New .308 M80 Bullets 147gr FMJ-BT, (1000) Shipped! [] - $169.99 : SurplusAmmo.com, Affordable Ammo
    and my favorite for the M14icon/M1a and M1 Garand
    Graf Sons - HRN 30c(.308) 150gr FMJBT BULLET BoatTail PER 100 they cost a little more but well worth it and if you look hard enough you can find them cheaper
    Hornady Bullets 30 Caliber (308 Diameter) 150 Grain Full Metal Jacket Boat Tail - MidwayUSA

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    I haven't seen much differece between virgin bullets and pulldowns. I'm still shooting 3 to 4 inch groups at 100 yards with open sights and 60 year old eyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac1911 View Post
    my new hornady loader comes with free 500 bullet offer.
    only choice for 30 cal is 150g soft point----good or bad for garand

    end use 100y reduced yardage CMPicon shoot @ club

    For 100 yd club matches, I ended up using RP 125 gr bulk bullets that I got from Midway.
    I used both IMR & H4895 and could not tell the difference at 100 yds.
    But, my arthritic shoulder sure appreciated the reduction in recoil, especially in prone.


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    I've had very good luck with these bullets. For a while they were in short supply but they seem to be coming back in supply.

    http://www.goldenwestbrass.com/

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