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I have a Browining Model 53 which I purchased nib last year. My first loads were Speer 100 grain jhp with 13.5 gr. H110 which is a good medium load. Since the grandkids have made this their favorite rifle I thought I would load some of these 115 gr. cast bullets. Does anybody have any H110 load data or recommend some other powder for a medium load.
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I bought it out of a man's collection and it came with beautiful wood. Jim Brockman, our local gunmaker, checked it over for me and said there was a little nick in the crown, but this has not affected accuracy. I have only used the 100 grain Speer bullets and they are quite accurate out to 125-150 yards with the open sights. On the Ohler 35 it chronographed at 2026 median. The only tuning up I did on it was on the first day I took it out. I fell down in the lava rocks with it and put a scratch in the forearm. But my guns are to use and I think I can repair it this winter when the snow gets deep.

It is a very fun gun to shoot and the trigger is crisp and I don't think I will do anything with it. The ones I see for sale on the net are a little pricey as I only paid $575.00 for mine. You should get one. My hanker is to get one of those Colt Lightning rifles which are coming out next summer.
 

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There is a 53 for sale on Gunbroker.com with no bids and it is $795 and there is one on Gunsamerica which is a full length magizine for $700. I have not serously put mine on paper and my chrono test should have had one shot eliminated which brought down the median. You can load it hotter, but this load shoots well. When we are out in the desert the kids are shooting it all the time, and my grandson can consistently hit pumpkin size (10") rocks out to 200 yards.

It is light, fun to shoot and carry, you'd better buy one.
 
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