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The Ultimate Reloading Manual
Wolfe Publishing Group
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.30-06 Loads for Semiauto Rifles

.30-06 Loads for Semiauto Rifles
Warning! Notes: For M1 Garands and other military rifles. All loads used Lake City Match cases with Federal 210 primers; overall cartridge length is 3.32 inches. Velocities instrumental at 15 feet. These loads are proven performers in match-conditioned Garand rifles, but also group well in bolt action match and sporter rifles. (Handloader Issue 139)
Be Alert: Publisher cannot be responsible for errors in published load data.
Wt. Bullet Powder Manufacturer Powder Charge Velocity (FPS)
125 Sierra Spitzer Hodgdon H-322 Subscribe 2,950
Remarks: outstanding bullet for offhand and 200-yard sitting rapid-fire National Match stages
125 Sierra Spitzer Accurate AAC-2520 Subscribe 3,000
Remarks:
125 Sierra Spitzer IMR IMR-4895 Subscribe 2,970
Remarks:
125 Sierra Spitzer Hodgdon H-4895 Subscribe 2,940
Remarks:
150 Sierra MatchKing IMR IMR-4895 Subscribe 2,800
Remarks: the 150-grain MatchKing equals the accuracy of the 168-grain MK in the Garand, and approximates M2 Ball velocity
150 Sierra MatchKing Winchester W-748 Subscribe 2,775
Remarks:
150 Sierra MatchKing Hodgdon H-322 Subscribe 2,740
Remarks:
150 Sierra MatchKing IMR IMR-4064 Subscribe 2,800
Remarks:
150 Sierra MatchKing Accurate AAC-2520 Subscribe 2,795
Remarks:
168 Sierra MatchKing IMR IMR-4895 Subscribe 2,640
Remarks: best choice for an all-around match load for use up to 600 yards, and for accuracy testing
168 Sierra MatchKing Hodgdon H-4895 Subscribe 2,660
Remarks:
168 Sierra MatchKing IMR IMR-4064 Subscribe 2,700
Remarks:
168 Sierra MatchKing Hodgdon H-380 Subscribe 2,650
Remarks:
168 Sierra MatchKing Accurate AAC-2520 Subscribe 2,600
Remarks:
175 M118/M72 FMJ IMR IMR-4895 Subscribe 2,600
Remarks: these charges closely approximate M72 Match ammunition, working well in the Garand
175 M118/M72 FMJ Hodgdon H-4895 Subscribe 2,625
Remarks:
175 M118/M72 FMJ Winchester W-760 Subscribe 2,640
Remarks:
175 M118/M72 FMJ IMR IMR-4064 Subscribe 2,620
Remarks: