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Offline stateofjeffersonoutdoors

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Anyone trying IMR 4064 with 88 grain ELDs?
« on: February 24, 2019, 11:20:19 PM »
I've looked everywhere and haven't been able to find anyone that load tested the 88 grain ELDs. I see a lot of interest in Varget and know that 4064 and Varget usually have similar minimums and Max's... Anybody have any expertise on it?

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Re: Anyone trying IMR 4064 with 88 grain ELDs?
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2019, 12:56:50 AM »
I load the 80's with IMR4064, haven't tried the 88 yet.  80's love that powder.

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Re: Anyone trying IMR 4064 with 88 grain ELDs?
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2019, 06:24:09 AM »
I have had great success, 1/2 moa groups, with the 80 ELDs and H4895. Tried H4895 with the 88 ELDs last time I was at the range. Only had about 20 rounds, groups were around 1 to 1 1/2 inch and velocities were a bit low, that was with 21.0 grans of H4895. Not sure if I will continue with testing the 88's, I would need to buy more and I'm pretty happy with the 80's. For my purposes, 8 more grains is not going to make a difference.

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Re: Anyone trying IMR 4064 with 88 grain ELDs?
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2019, 08:34:10 AM »
I have some 4895 and plan on trying it, but it baffles me that there is no load data for 4064. What is your minimum and maximum on the 80 grains?

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Re: Anyone trying IMR 4064 with 88 grain ELDs?
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2019, 09:00:22 AM »
Started at 23.6gr of H4895 up to 24.3gr in .2gr increments. Best load has been 24.0gr. Five shot group average 2840 fps with SD of 7. Shot from CMMG 24" 1 in 7 twist barrel.

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Re: Anyone trying IMR 4064 with 88 grain ELDs?
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2019, 05:37:23 PM »
.5 moa groups with Power Pro 2000 MR at max load and velocity stopped any further load development for me in the 88's.

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Re: Anyone trying IMR 4064 with 88 grain ELDs?
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2019, 08:21:25 PM »
I have had good results with 23.5gr of IMR 4064, using CCI 400 primers, and Hornady 88 Gr. ELDM bullets, in star line brass.

This combo gave me 1/2 groups, and 2630 FPS.

This worked for me in a 20 PSA Upper

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Re: Anyone trying IMR 4064 with 88 grain ELDs?
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2019, 08:01:19 PM »
 I have loaded H4895 up to 25 gr which with a 24" barrel they were moving at a average of 3036 fps. I started getting pressure signs and have backed down to 24.5 @ 2977 fps have not tried 4064 so many powders so little time.

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Re: Anyone trying IMR 4064 with 88 grain ELDs?
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2019, 08:05:53 PM »
I have had good results with 23.5gr of IMR 4064, using CCI 400 primers, and Hornady 88 Gr. ELDM bullets, in star line brass.

This combo gave me 1/2 groups, and 2630 FPS.

This worked for me in a 20 PSA Upper

What OAL where u running?  I have a couple of PSA upper/barrels and am chasing seating depth a bit on the 88's

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Re: Anyone trying IMR 4064 with 88 grain ELDs?
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2019, 07:43:54 PM »
I went with 2.250 same as the Factory ones from Hornady. I tried everything from 2.270 down to 2.250, and wound up at 2.250

Hope this helps