Now that my M1903 has been scoped I'm ready to start loading some ammo for it and ask my fellow readers what recipes you use for making the rifle go bang - with a degree of accuracy?
The rifle is never going to 'cloverleaf' and I have some recipes using H4895 & IMR3031 from 25 years ago. However, since that time, those propellants may have changed somewhat. Certainly the packaging has.
Currently I have 37gns of IMR4350 powering a 160gn Hornady RN Interlock bullet & Rem. 9 1/2 primers. Total OAL of 2.944"
The barrel on my rifle is 22 1/2" and I'm trying to achieve a close RWS factory ammo MV of 2350fps.
The cartridge cases are brand new Norma & headspace at 1.7" the fired RWS cases I have measured, fired case headspace/deprimed @ 1.704 - 1.705"
I haven't yet tested the above load, so have no idea if it will work satisfactorily or not.
If the rifle gives 1" MOA @ 100yds, I'll be content, better & I'll consider it a bonus.
I'd appreciate any input from you all. Cheers.