7.5x55 ammo


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redranger1
September 28, 2006, 04:55 PM
I am wanting to go hunting this year with my K31 but i cannot seem to find any hunting ammo for my rifle. Does anybody know where to find any factory loads or will i have to have some loaded up for me? Thanks.

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Jackal
September 28, 2006, 05:11 PM
Try the Wolf Gold line of ammo. I have used several calibers, and it seems quite good. Here's a link http://www.aimsurplus.com/acatalog/copy_of_Wolf_Gold_7.5x55_Swiss_174grn_Soft_Point.html

Upriver
September 28, 2006, 05:12 PM
Cabela's sells the Norma 180gr Oryx loads for $47.99 / 20. That's the only commercial hunting load that I'm aware of (of course, I'm frequently wrong.)

Guns R Tools
September 28, 2006, 05:14 PM
Wolf carries Gold line in that caliber.

http://www.wolfammo.com/1_wolfgold.htm

7.5x55 Swiss 174 grain Copper FMJ, SP Boxer 2526ft/sec

Also Pri Partizan brand.

Davo
September 28, 2006, 05:26 PM
Id go with the Hornady loads, at about 20 bucks a box, they are reloadable too. Supposed to be great for deer.

Limeyfellow
September 28, 2006, 05:28 PM
Wolf, Norma, Hornady all make or have made hunting rounds for the 7.5mm swiss. Prvi Partisan also make a round but not sure if they only do fmj or if they do hunting rounds too. I guess you could reload with a .308 bullet.

Manedwolf
September 28, 2006, 05:53 PM
The Wolf Gold ammo is not made by them, it's relabeled Prvi Partisan made in Serbia.

Also, Cabela's is overpriced. I've gotten Norma for $30/box. And yes, there's Hornady Custom for it, too.

If you reload or can get someone to do it for you, you can choose any .308 bullet you want...that's what's nice about that round. :D

P99guy
September 28, 2006, 05:59 PM
and if you cant find 7.5x55 brass....284 winchester brass will also work and is stocked by Cabelas and others, you just run it through your 7.5 neck sizer die. The Sierra manual #5 edition has the most compehensive load section for the 7.5x55 swiss

redranger1
September 28, 2006, 06:34 PM
The hornady ammo sounds like what id be interested in, ive always had good luck with it. Where does a fella find a place that sells the hornady ammo?

Crosshair
September 28, 2006, 07:36 PM
+1 on the 284 Winchester through the sizing die. Easiest way to get 7.5 brass. Be sure to use the 284 shell holder or else you are gona be trying to get that stuck case out of your die. Also be sure to use plenty of lube in the case neck area.

Dave R
September 28, 2006, 10:48 PM
Hunting with a K-31 is a GREAT excuse to get into handloading.

Use any .308 hunting bullet. I took my first hog with my K-31, shooting a 150gr. Sierra Gameking over 43gr. of H335, lit by a CCI 250 primer.

IMHO, handloading is no harder than making good eggs for breakfast.

redranger1
September 28, 2006, 10:55 PM
Im not into reloading yet, but im workin on it. I have a small building about 14'x8' that i am fixin up to put all of my gun and hunting stuff in and also set myself up to reload. So hopefully soon i will be able to play with reloading, in the mean time i just want to buy a box to get me through the season.

longhorngunman
September 28, 2006, 11:03 PM
Until you reload your best bets are the Wolf SP's at www.aimsurplus.com or go to www.grafs.com . Graf's currently show 3 varieties in my dealer catalog for 7.5 swiss. 150gr SST (ballistic tip) 165grBTSP and a 168gr A-max load, cost for regular consumer is probably slightly over $20/box, the Wolf is a good bit cheaper. And definetly keep the brass, it is reloadable and boxer-primed 7.5 brass is hard to comeby. You need to get into reloading, I've said before that the K31 is worth it alone to start reloading. I've had good luck with the 165gr SST Hornady bullet.

Koobuh
September 29, 2006, 07:25 AM
The fact that the 7.5x55 bullet is .308 diameter makes reloading a really easy sell. The bullets are widely available, and in a fantastic variety of exotic weights and models, most of which are geared to hunting.

Weight seems to be the biggest stumbling block before widespread use of K-31 rifles for hunting.

Sleeping Dog
September 29, 2006, 09:43 AM
284 winchester brass will also work and is stocked by Cabelas and others, you just run it through your 7.5 neck sizer die
That doesn't work for me. I run it through the 7.5 full length sizer die, which sets the shoulder back just a little. If I only neck-size it, the bolt won't close all the way, so it won't fire.

Regards.

Manedwolf
September 29, 2006, 09:46 AM
I still really can't figure why people order anything from Cabelas. It's like shopping for full retail price clothes in a department store, same stuff, massive markup on just about every item I've ever priced via their catalog.

P99guy
September 29, 2006, 10:28 AM
Never ordered from Cabela's ...They have a store 10 minutes from my house,
and are comprable to any other store in the Dallas /Ft Worth area pricewise on reloading componants.(i do comparison shop) I have a dealer account with Midway, and actually get some things cheaper at the Cabela's
store, and thats not even factoring shipping costs.
I have "Cheaper than Dirt" 20 minutes away in the other direction for most loaded ammo purchases.

Crosshair
September 29, 2006, 01:28 PM
I still really can't figure why people order anything from Cabelas.
No shipping or HAZMAT.

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