7.62x54r - Best Loading Manual ?


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_N4Z_
January 18, 2009, 05:27 PM
Lee, Lyman, Sierra?

Who covers the 7.62x54r the best?? I have the newest Speer manual which has nothing on this round.

Any help greatly appreciated.

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rcmodel
January 18, 2009, 05:44 PM
Lyman #49 has data for 5 bullets and 8 - 10 powders or more.

Hodgdon 2009 "magazine" manual has 7 bullets & numerous powders.

Hornady #6 has 33 bullet choices and too many powders for me to count right now.

I'd say it is pretty good!

rc

shevrock
January 18, 2009, 05:56 PM
this is weird. i've got two old reloading books [lyman47th and hornaday3rd] and both say completely different things for most of the bullet measurements. I know i need new books, but wow. also i agree with rcmodel.

Steven Youngblood
January 18, 2009, 06:28 PM
my lee reloading book hasloads from 110 grain bullets to 220 grain bullets covers 3 pages

rfwobbly
January 18, 2009, 06:57 PM
N4Z -
Just a related note.... You'll want to slug that barrel first before ordering bullets. Most Russian guns, especially the Mosins, slug out between .309 and .313 which effects the bullet you order.

NCsmitty
January 18, 2009, 07:45 PM
Here's some load data. NOTE: Caution, these are somewhat heavy loads.

http://www.realguns.com/loads/762x54r.htm

NCsmitty

Uncle Chan
January 18, 2009, 10:02 PM
I've 131 different recipes for various bullets and powders for the Russian. Shoot me a PM if you are interested and I'll send you the data.

U.C.

R.W.Dale
January 18, 2009, 10:12 PM
hodgon's online data canter is the absolute best source for x54r or any other reloading data

http://data.hodgdon.com/main_menu.asp

Clark
January 21, 2009, 11:30 AM
You may find that the best accuracy is with the Sierra 180 gr Soft point in the 91/30.

That bullet may be too wide for an M39.

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