Good load for SKS...


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CBS220
January 26, 2008, 09:54 PM
I was trying to work up a cast-bullet load for my SKS. I am using a 155-grain .312 Lee mold, and am unable to get the gun to cycle. I am using Alliant 2400, which seems to be the standard for cast-bullet SKS loads.

I tried 13.5 grains and have some 14 grain loads worked up. Has anyone had results with their Yugo SKS and 2400 powder with this bullet?

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armoredman
January 26, 2008, 10:35 PM
Never tried cast in an SKS. Sounds like fun.

res45
January 26, 2008, 10:52 PM
Good read may help you out.
http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?t=13453

I have never tried cast but i do reload various jacketed bullets.
http://www.sksboards.com/smf/index.php?topic=30961.0

CBS220
January 26, 2008, 11:42 PM
Great article, thanks. I'll up my load a little and try 14.5, 15, and 15.5 grain loads.

The 13.5 grainer was pretty quiet, but I think that the accuracy would have been better if I had thrown the bullets at the target instead- try nearly two foot groups at 75 yards. I also got sooty necks and a nasty, fouled chamber.

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