Guns Lives Matter
- Apr 8, 2018
You can use those dies. There should be instructions about how to set them up so the x-die mandrel won't crush cases that are too long. Fed 215 should be fine, but be sure to start low and work your load up. I'm not sure about which commercial brass is best.
The Hornady 150 FMJ's are pretty much the most accurate when compared to other FMJ's, but nowhere near as accurate as a "match" projectile. I don't think you need to go all out with VLD's or other high-dollar projectiles, a decent HP match projectile from HDY, Nosler, or Sierra will serve you well.But I just read the Berger 168-grain VLDs were more consistently accurate than 150-grain loads.
PS - You should have no issue with slam fires or any such issue as long as the parts of your rifle are in spec.
Its actually amazing the amount of thought Garand put in to creating a safe rifle.
Lets see pictures of what you got.
HDY HPBT, nothing fancy, costs 28¢ each. You don't need ELD/AMAX/VLD/etc.Arrrgh too many choices... Anyone? What bullet?
Excellent... TY for that.HDY HPBT, nothing fancy, costs 28¢ each. You don't need ELD/AMAX/VLD/etc.
30 Caliber .308 Diameter 168 Grain Boat Tail Hollow Point Match 250 Count by Hornady Product Overview offers the Hornady .30 Caliber .308 Diameter 168 Grain Full Metal Jacket Boat Tail Match bullets. These 168 gr FMJs are specifically designed with the Advanced Manufacturing Process jacket...www.lg-outdoors.com
Post them at CMP someone will buy them.Aw crap! See that? I bought the scope mount rail and cheek pad years ago... thinking it would be an asset.
Brand New only shot it with that stuff on it once... and the bummer is I probably can't even sell those parts now... bc nobody is dumb enough to buy theml I guess that's a hard earned $250. lesson down the drain.
That's what happens when I didn't have this forum to bounce my decisions off of... Thank you for the constructive feedback gents.