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Reloading Mil spec ammo with surplus powders


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I'm not sure if anyone else uses surplus military powder for reloading but I do. The problem is always finding loading data. I found this Army document on the net and figured I'd host it so people can download it if they want.

It has the current military ammunition types listed along with the basic specifications for them, associated loading data etc. Keep in mind it's a 1.5Mb+ pdf document so it'll take a while to download.

Also, and this is *****IMPORTANT*****

THE MILITARY SPEC. POWDERS LISTED ARE NOT 'CANISTER GRADE.' THEY VARY FROM LOT TO LOT AND REQUIRE YOU WORK UP LOADS CAREFULLY.

Given that, USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. I'll only say I've used the information contained as a guideline to makeup loads with reduced starting charges and had good luck with that practice.

YMMV etc.

http://www.jimsharpphotography.com/posts...arms%20ammo.pdf

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