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Discussion in 'Reloading' started by collim1, Mar 28, 2020.
It was good but since I met the legendary Winchester 231 never looked back!
Its a good jack of all trades powder but kind of a tweener for me. Too slow for minor loads & too fast for major loads, but it does work across all calibers, but then so do many others.
With all the people buying stuff they don’t even know if they can use it or not, likely putting it on a credit card so they can pay interest on it as well, just take it, it’s free.
If you don’t have a firearm you can use it in, well, now you have a good reason to get another firearm.
I work for the city. People come in every once in a while saying pawpaw has passed away or is being moved into a nursing home, and they are cleaning out his house. They want to know of a safe way to dispose of his reloading stuff.
I have come across quite a bit of free to a good home stuff in that manner. Seems like several times a year someone is cleaning out a loved ones place or someone just decides to get out of reloading and is giving their stuff away.
Several of my shooting partners reload. I will take it and use what I can or I will trade it off for something useful to me.
I always make sure useful stuff goes somewhere that it can be useful. The reloading gods demand nothing go to waste.
This is from Hodgdon Reloading page for 2020.
So #97 vv N135 falls right in the middle of 4895 & 4064.
You can find this page at https://imrpowder.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/2020-burn-rate-chart.pdf
Your bullet determines the powder so, if it is light 100gr you can try N133 and N135 and see which one suits your needs best but you make like how N140 shoots. Give it a go and see which one works best in your M1. If you shoot heavier 200gr N140 or N160 may work better. You can dial it in with all those wonderful powders and just maybe, you may find out your IMR powders are best for you. Make sure to compare how clean these powders are as well. You have been given a blessing. Apparently you have been questioning your powder choice, this is how God responded. Enjoy.
39.5 gr of N540 is the Sierra Accuracy Load for the .308 175 gr BTHP Match and I can tell you, it is a spectacular load. I use it in my Rem 700 Mil Std and both of my M1As.
From experience, the 133 is about the most uniform powder I've loaded in 7.62 X 39.
I have a custom Mauser with a 22" bbl. and it's a really great deer rifle. Shooting in WI or MI, you don't get many shots over 150 yds. (ignore the magazine pundits, there are NO 600 yd. shots at deer in WI !) With the rate of twist the Mauser has, I use the 150 gr. .312 " Hornady bullets, and it does 1 1/2" honest @ 100 yds. Not a prarie dog rifle, excellent for Bambi.
The 135 & 150 are great for your '06, depending on bullet weight.
ps: when in doubt, trust Fred338 !