M14 Forum


IMR 4064 & 150gr Hornady FMJBT

This is a discussion on IMR 4064 & 150gr Hornady FMJBT within the Ammunition forums, part of the M14 M1A Forum category; That's why you use non-cannelured projectiles. I can't stand Hornady bullets. Worst bullets I ever shot out of my M1 were these very Hornady bullets. ...


Go Back   M14 Forum > M14 M1A Forum > Ammunition


Like Tree17Thanks
Reply
 
LinkBack Moderator Tools Display Modes

Old August 10th, 2012, 09:29 PM   #16
Dodgin' The Reaper
 
hammonje's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Lilburn, GA
Posts: 6,971
That's why you use non-cannelured projectiles. I can't stand Hornady bullets. Worst bullets I ever shot out of my M1 were these very Hornady bullets. I use Nosler 155 CCs for these loads. I never liked the shape and pointed bullets like M80. I like the 0-give to be closer to the nose.

hammonje is offline  
Remove Ads
Old August 10th, 2012, 11:14 PM   #17
Platoon Sergeant
 
Sunnyb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: MI
Posts: 327
I've only used Hornady bullets, granted I've only been reloading for a short time. I got 500 150gr sp from a rebate program and once in while the soft point will catch on the feed ramp. Otherwise they shoot fine. Now the 168gr bthp shoot really well and I got them for a great price. Plus my standard m1a isn't going shoot that bullet to its full potential anyways to justify more expensive bullets.



BTW: On my previous post I should of listed that load data was from bolt gun (Winchester 70 22' barrel). I didn't think about it because I haven't loaded any rounds close to the maximum load data with case volume in consideration.

Sunnyb is offline  
Old August 11th, 2012, 05:42 AM   #18
Old Salt
 
charlie98's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: McKinney, TX
Posts: 1,752
Quote:
Originally Posted by D308FAM View Post
I am biased with FMJ's as I consider them first and foremost to be "combat" projectiles and thus prefer crimping them to be SURE they are NOT going to move no matter what when I load them. Others may do otherwise but that's my own bias......
...and that's how I found the difference with the Hornady bullets. I have a generic M80-equivalent load I run (that I do slightly taper crimp the bullet into...) and that's what I bought those Hornady bullets for. Imagine my surprise when I measured the OAL after seating them to the cannelure...

charlie98 is offline  
Old August 25th, 2012, 08:32 PM   #19
Squad Leader
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 260
My M305 does not shoot any loads below 43.0gr 4064 well. The groups start tightening after 42.4gr.
40-42gr are all over the place.

RKBA4CA is offline  
Old August 25th, 2012, 10:28 PM   #20
Platoon Sergeant
 
Ionian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Lowell, IN.
Posts: 384
Quote:
Originally Posted by hammonje View Post
As regards OAL....consistency is the greatest factor in reloading. I don't really think 0.005" is really going to matter that much. I load all of my 155 gr projectiles at 2.75 - 2.80". Load my 168/175 gr projectiles out to 2.82 - 2.83".

I exclusively use IMR4895 for the M1A, M1 Garand, and 03/03a3. My favorite projectile is the 155 gr Nosler CC.
That's a .050 difference in OAL on your 155gr. loads.

Ionian is offline  
Old July 6th, 2013, 07:27 AM   #21
Fire Team Leader
 
Masterblaster1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: So Fla
Posts: 219
2.70 SEEMS SHORT BUT WILL LOAD AND SHOOT TODAY, LOADING 43.4 GR rl 15.

Masterblaster1 is offline  
Old July 6th, 2013, 07:28 AM   #22
Fire Team Leader
 
Masterblaster1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: So Fla
Posts: 219
Sorry for the caps.

Masterblaster1 is offline  
Old July 6th, 2013, 07:53 AM   #23
Lifer
 
Phil McGrath's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Silverdale, WA.
Posts: 4,028

Awards Showcase

Exclamation

Quote:
Originally Posted by Masterblaster1 View Post
2.70 SEEMS SHORT BUT WILL LOAD AND SHOOT TODAY, LOADING 43.4 GR rl 15.
2.70 is too short, get them out too 2.80 min. Your brass and rifle will thank you. The only bullet you should be seating at 2.70 is the 125 TnT and not with that powder charge.

Thanks from RAMMAC
Phil McGrath is offline  
Reply

  M14 Forum > M14 M1A Forum > Ammunition



Search tags for this page
30-06 150 grain fmj/bt hand load data
,
308 rifle with 150 grain bullet using imr 4064
,
4064 for 308
,
4064 load for 150 grain bullet
,
55 gr fmj-bt with cannelure and imr 4064
,
hornady 150 bt
,
hornady 150 gr fmj bt
,

hornady 150 gr fmjbt load data

,

imr 4064 load data

,
imr 4064 reloading data 308 winchester 150 gr fmj bullets
,

m1 garand load data 4064

,
reloading 308 with imr4064 150 gran hornady interlock bullet
Click on a term to search for related topics.

Moderator Tools
Display Modes


Similar M14 Forum Discussions
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
IMR 4064, failure to cylce action? angelonm Ammunition 32 November 28th, 2011 01:33 PM
Hornady 150gr FMJBT ???? charlesPOSTLEwade Ammunition 16 April 15th, 2010 05:49 AM
Imr 4064 MrJitters Ammunition 18 February 17th, 2010 10:03 AM
Imr 4064 Load For M1a MARINES84-88 Ammunition 8 March 1st, 2009 02:17 PM
Imr 4064 octanejunkie Ammunition 10 January 6th, 2008 10:04 PM



Top Gun Sites Top Sites List