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Thread: Favorite loads, IMR 4064

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    33.5 grains of 4064 in a 225 Winchester 55 gr Ballistic tip

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    28gr in the 30-30 with the Lee 180gr shoots well in my Savage 340.

    44gr in my Heavy barrel Rem700 .308 under a 175gr sierra MK dings steel at 1000 yards all day.
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    48 gr. 4064. 150 gr jacketed bullet in the M1 Garand....dale

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    21 grs. behind a 225415 in my 222 gives excellent accuracy.....Floyd

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    I've read of better accuracy with long stick powders versus 4895 in loading for match shooting.

    Good info on the 270 as I've one I've not yet fired and will try it with the 110's and 130's.

    Going on a short weekend retreat with friends and will be loading some '06, 308 and 7.62x54R up for the range. Not looking for the last fps but we will be shooting to 400 yards.

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    I have just recently started playing with imr 4064 in Remington 223 and it seams like it will put them all in one big hole on target . I'm a bit behind on technology , I have always used 4350 , 4831 imr in everything from 243-300mag with very good results , I don't know how I missed 4064 for all these years but in my search for varget I found 4064 has the burn rate I was looking for . So I'm going to say with the bullet I am using right now 25.5 gr of 4064 works for me .

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    I use it in My Remington 788 .243, as well as in my custom 22-250. Cant remember off hand the charge in the 22-250. However i use 34-35 gr. under the 100 gr. BTSP Sierra Game King in my .243, Makes it an absolute Deer death ray. Pushing it around 2800 ish . It also shoots 85 gr. Sierra BTHP extremely well,but haven't loaded any of those for years,would have to look in my loading book to give the charge data for that one as well. CASTER
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    that 85 gr Sierra bthp is my mod 70 Winchester 243s favorite , but I haven't tried it with 4064 .

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    Quote Originally Posted by toallmy View Post
    that 85 gr Sierra bthp is my mod 70 Winchester 243s favorite , but I haven't tried it with 4064 .
    I am currently at work (I work on an inland towboatinman 28 days straight), but can verify my load for the 85gr bthp when I get home. Pretty sure it is somewhere in the 33-35 range though. I follow pretty close to mid range loads.- CASTER
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    33 WCF – 46.0 gr 4064, Hornady 200 gr FN bullet 35 WCF – 48.0 gr 4064, Hornady 250 gr RN bullet Both loads produce about 2200 fps.

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    My favourite rifle powder by far. Used up more than 40 lbs over the years. Some great loads (for me)- M1- 46.5 grs with 165 gr Hornady SP. Browning BAR 3006 48 grs with same Hornady bullet- my hunting load. Norinco M14 any 150 gr FMJ over 42grs. 6.5x55 in Swedish Mausers- 35.0 grs with 140 gr Hornady SP's. None of these are max loads but I have found them the most accurate in these rifles. Also shot up some 4064 in a couple 8x57 Mausers.

    As with all "internet loads" I suggest also checking at least one reliable source of data.

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    It does seem to fit well in a lot of different instances. My main interest were for the mil 30 cals but the others are appreciated also as I've few standard hunting rifles that will see IMR 4064 very shortly.

    Tonite it's '06 and 303 British, then to the range tomorrow. Hope the weather holds

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    IMR4064 is a very useful powder. Been using it for 51 years now and was my first centerfire powder when I started loading. Superb in the 30-06, .308 Win, .32 Win Special and 30-30. Killed a lot of deer using IMR4064. My experience with it is that it does not shine until near maximum pressures have been achieved or the std dev and extreme spreads tend to be high. It rarely gives me any surprises or pressure spikes too. It is one of those powders that would be near the top of my list if I had to choose only one powder to work with. Works with all my .35 calibers from .35 Rem, 358 Win, 35 Whelen and 350 Rem Mag. Can really be used in anything that goes bang from little to large.

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    47grns under a 175 SMK in my Garands. Shoot just like the M72 match load.
    I shoot so that I can handload.

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    48 grs under 150 or 155 gr j-thingys in the M1, I use it in my 307 win too, can't remember the weight.
    Never used it with cast, yet
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    49 grs under a 200 gr Speer Hot Cor in a Rem 700 30-06 helped me take an elk @300yds with one shot. Yeah I like IMR 4064. Best, Thomas.

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    I have been using 4064 in 30/06 and 30-30 since 1961. Great powder. I have used it satisfactorily in 270 but I agree with Blackwater that 4350 is a better choice for the 270.

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    For .30 WCF, 30 grains under any 150 grain j-word in my Marlins is just perfect. My .257 Roberts really likes 32 grains under a 115 grain Sierra Pro-Hunter, dropped a fat doe with that one last year. Never benchrested this powder but from a bipod it produces groups as small as any other I've tried. 4064 is a well kept secret because it's always in stock here. I may eventually consolidate all my bottleneck cartridges into using it.
    Currently casting and loading: .32 Auto, .380 Auto, .38 Special, 9X19, .357 Magnum, .257 Roberts, .30 WCF, .45-70 Gov't.

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    It really shines in the 8x57 as well. Discontinued 125 Hornadyspire point over 4064 at an honest 3100 (Oehler) was my deer dropper for years. DRT and 3/4" groups out of my BRNO/ ER SHAW 23". Best, Thomas.

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    When powder was hard to find for alot. That was the one powder to find around here without any problems. Any place that sold powder that was the one to mainly to find.I do not know about other parts if that was the same.
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