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The Ultimate Reloading Manual
Wolfe Publishing Group
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7.62mm NATO Semiauto Rifle

7.62mm NATO Semiauto Rifle
Warning! Notes: These loads are competition-proven, giving fine accuracy and reliable functioning in M14 NM and M1A rifles. All loads used Lake City Match cases with Winchester WLR primers; overall cartridge length, 2.80 inches. Velocities instrumental at 15 feet. (Ordinary GI bullets will group about two MOA, M118 Match bullets about MOA. Commercial HPBT Match bullets can group sub-MOA from match-conditioned semiautos, approaching 1/2 MOA in a good bolt action.) (Handloader Issue 139)
Be Alert: Publisher cannot be responsible for errors in published load data.
Wt. Bullet Powder Manufacturer Powder Charge Velocity (FPS)
148 FMJ M80 Hodgdon H-322 Subscribe 2,745
Remarks: these loads approximate M80 Ball ballistics
148 FMJ M80 Hodgdon H-335 Subscribe 2,775
Remarks:
148 FMJ M80 Hodgdon H-4895 Subscribe 2,770
Remarks:
148 FMJ M80 IMR IMR-4895 Subscribe 2,775
Remarks:
150 Sierra MatchKing IMR IMR-3031 Subscribe 2,793
Remarks: these bullets are best for light recoil in the 200-yard off-hand and sitting stages of the National Match Course
150 Sierra MatchKing IMR IMR-4895 Subscribe 2,784
Remarks:
150 Sierra MatchKing Hodgdon H-4895 Subscribe 2,748
Remarks:
150 Sierra MatchKing Winchester W-748 Subscribe 2,731
Remarks:
150 Sierra MatchKing Hodgdon H-322 Subscribe 2,720
Remarks:
168 Sierra MatchKing IMR IMR-3031 Subscribe 2,590
Remarks: these loads approximate the M852 Match load
168 Sierra MatchKing IMR IMR-4895 Subscribe 2,626
Remarks:
168 Sierra MatchKing Hodgdon H-4895 Subscribe 2,575
Remarks:
168 Sierra MatchKing IMR IMR-4064 Subscribe 2,607
Remarks:
168 Sierra MatchKing Winchester W-748 Subscribe 2,587
Remarks:
168 Sierra MatchKing Accurate AAC-2520 Subscribe 2,590
Remarks:
175 M118 FMJ IMR IMR-4895 Subscribe 2,544
Remarks: these pulled M118 Match bullet loads can also be used for the .309 170-grain Lapua, approximating performance of the M118 Special Ball
175 M118 FMJ Hodgdon H-4895 Subscribe 2,525
Remarks:
175 M118 FMJ IMR IMR-4064 Subscribe 2,566
Remarks:
175 M118 FMJ Winchester W-748 Subscribe 2,608
Remarks:
175 M118 FMJ Accurate AAC-2520 Subscribe 2,550
Remarks:
185 IMR IMR-4064 Subscribe 2,532
Remarks: good bullets for the 600-yard National Match stages
185 Winchester W-748 Subscribe 2,470
Remarks: