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Old 04-20-2017, 11:38 PM
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Default 7.62 M1 Garand and 8208XBR

Hey y'all,

I'm about to start putting together some 168 gr BTHP loads for my M1.

I've read great things about 8208, but the pressure seems to run higher than other powders in the same burn range.

I was thinking of working up to 41 grains max with this powder in LC cases. Hodgdon's website lists 43.3 grains as max in Winchester cases.

Does anyone have experience with this powder in M1/M14 rifles? Is my charge going to be too hot? I'm not looking for top-end velocity, just accurate performance (and I don't want to damage my NM rod).

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Franz
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