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    Sweet Spot: 7.5 French Load MAS 49/56

    I tried various several 150 grain .308 bullets and finally ended up with a winning load for accuracy using a lighter bullet:

    Case: Frontier 7.5x54 Frenchicon
    Primer: #34 CCI
    Powder: 47.0 grains of IMR-4895
    Bullet: .308 125 grain Hornady FMJ (cannelured)

    This gives me 2700 FPS at 80 degrees F. The good news is I do not need to adjust my powder measure from my M1icon Garand IMR-4895 load since it is the same weight. Phew!

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    I tried various several 150 grain .308 bullets and finally ended up with a winning load for accuracy using a lighter bullet:

    Case: Frontier 7.5x54 Frenchicon
    Primer: #34 CCI
    Powder: 47.0 grains of IMR-4895
    Bullet: .308 125 grain Hornady FMJ (cannelured)

    This gives me 2700 FPS at 80 degrees F. The good news is I do not need to adjust my powder measure from my M1icon Garand IMR-4895 load since it is the same weight. Phew!
    I have now switched to the Speer TNT 125 grain bullet for even better accuracy with this load.

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