7.62x54R reloading data...


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quiknot
September 29, 2007, 12:48 PM
seem to have hard time finding info on reloading my Russian 7.62....with the cost of ammo going up to $33 -$38 /20...might want to reload....

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res45
September 29, 2007, 12:50 PM
Lyman #48 reloading manual will give you lots of data on that round using jacketed bullets as well as cast bullets.

Zeke Menuar
September 29, 2007, 01:30 PM
Got a Mosin? I have six Mosin's. But I'm still shooting up my milsurp ammo stash I bought when prices were sane.

The Lee manual has lots of 7.62x54R data.

Take a look at RL-15 for powder. It works well for most of the bullet weights and is also good for medium capacity rounds like 303 British, 308, 300 Savage etc.

Slug your bore. Ivan's QA wasn't always the best and bore size can vary.

ZM

ArchAngelCD
September 29, 2007, 01:40 PM
Hodgdon's data site also has extensive reloading data for the 7.62X54R. http://data.hodgdon.com/cartridge_load.asp The list loads with bullet weights from 110 gr all the way up to 220 gr with 6 or 7 different powders.

MikeG
September 29, 2007, 03:52 PM
IIRC Lyman 47 and Lyman 48 use different diameter bullets, one has .308" and the other has .310 - .312".

Hornady #6 reloading manual also has good data along with other MilSurp calibers.

res45
September 29, 2007, 08:05 PM
Slug your bore first that will tell you what dia. bullet you need to shoot and which data to use, My M44 slugged out a .314 I shoot the Hornady 174Gr. .312 RN or Speer Hot Core .311 on top of Reloader #15 both give similar results about 2" groups at 100 Yds. with iron sights.

The_Antibubba
September 29, 2007, 09:19 PM
Russian 7.62....with the cost of ammo going up to $33 -$38 /20...

:eek:

Where are you buying it--Nieman Marcus?

res45
September 29, 2007, 09:32 PM
Some cheaper ammo for that 54r.

http://ammunitiontogo.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=24_101

lee n. field
September 29, 2007, 10:31 PM
Lyman's 48th has a couple pages, and Lyman's Cast Bullet manual has a bit more on cast bullets.

I've got a recent (last couple years) copy of Handloader magazine somewhere in the magazine pile, with an article on 7.62x54 including load data.

Looking at any specific bullet?

Be warned -- brass isn't as easy to find as most cartridges, nor is it cheap.

res45
September 30, 2007, 07:24 AM
Good sourse for your brass.

http://www.grafs.com/metallic/product/165037

Clark
September 30, 2007, 08:42 PM
Many American loads for the Nagant are anemic.

These guys know more about the rifles, and push 185 gr bullets at 2779 fps with 52.6 gr N550.



http://www.lapua.com/fileadmin/user_upload/esitteet/RifleReloadingData2006.pdf

fireflyfather
October 1, 2007, 01:07 AM
Laupa factory ammo in the US is that expensive. European ammo tends to be MUCH pricier.

noonrock
August 21, 2010, 02:21 PM
FYI, I have 440 rounds of 7..62x54r in metal can. Price is $179 plus shipping. I will watch this site for your interest.

ljnowell
August 21, 2010, 06:10 PM
FYI, I have 440 rounds of 7..62x54r in metal can. Price is $179 plus shipping. I will watch this site for your interest.

I bet! Thats only about 200% the going rate for it.

http://www.ammunitiontogo.com/product_info.php/pName/440rds-762x54r-silver-tip-russian-military-ammo/cName/762x54r-fmj-ammo

ArchAngelCD
August 22, 2010, 04:14 AM
Really, another 3 year old thread brought back from the dead???? I think if you want to sell something you really should list it in the proper forum, not in a 3 year old thread... :rolleyes:

mgkdrgn
August 22, 2010, 09:14 AM
Die Zombie thread Die!

Art Eatman
August 22, 2010, 09:19 AM
Plumb dead...

Mal H
August 22, 2010, 10:23 AM
Plumb dead as Art said, and I gotta ask why in the world you would try to sell ammo in the handloading forum, noonrock. That's a rhetorical question since you won't be able to answer here, but it's something to think about in the future - "Think Twice Post Once".

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