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    Military Ammo Data Sheets

    In case anyone is interested in replicating Military Ammo for your Milsurp Guns here is a link to an official Army Publication with the data sheets


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    Outstanding info, thank you for it. I can now see I've been loading my "M2" rounds light by over a grain. - Bill

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    "...light by over a grain..." Depends on the powder lot used. .30 M2 ammo used a 152 grain bullet at 2800 FPS after 1940. Not 2740 FPS. The numbers in the TM 43-0001-27 appear to be about .30 M1906 ammo. The stuff used until .30 AP and .30 M2 velocities were ordered to be the same to match ballistics.
    And Machine Guns, Caliber .30, M37, M1919A4 and M1919A6; and Rifle, Caliber .30, M1icon were declared obsolete long before 1994.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunray View Post
    " .30 M2 ammo used a 152 grain bullet at 2800 FPS after 1940. Not 2740 FPS.
    I've got literature that shows 2800 FPS, but doesn't mention whether it's measured at the muzzle. Another reference shows 2740 FPS (+/- 30) @ 78 ft. from the muzzle. Other powders were listed, too. M2 Ball is listed on page 5-9 of the 1994 PDF and shows 50g of IMR 4895 - sounds correct to me for that powder. - Bob

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    The Lyman book (both 46 and 49th edition) shows 51 grains of 4895 as max load and 46 grains for start load. Speer #14 gives a max load of 50.5 grains of 4895. The little yellow Loadbook has 4895 at 44.4 for starting and 50.4 max. Personally I use a 47 grain charge and it works well in all my M1icon's and my 03A3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunray View Post
    .30 M2 ammo used a 152 grain bullet at 2800 FPS after 1940. Not 2740 FPS.
    Cartridges of the world has a compartment at the back with military loads. Shows 2740+-30fps at 78 ft.


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    M2 Ball is listed on page 5-9 of the 1994 PDF and shows 50g of IMR 4895 - sounds correct to me for that powder. - Bob
    Same in Cartridges of the World back pages, info source is disclosed there. We just reduce out of practise.
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    Thanks for that Great info share.

    Later 42rocker


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