lead 7.62x39


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yotesmoker
April 30, 2009, 06:40 PM
Any one have info on loading a 165gr lead bullet in the 7.62x39 rifle.Is the round to heavy to use.I've got a couple hundred 165gr heads that I would like to set up for just plinking.

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armoredman
April 30, 2009, 06:50 PM
I keep meaning to cast some up to use myself, but always get sidetracked. When I run out of the 123 JSP I have, I'll be doing the same.
Over at castboolits.gunloads.com, there is a sticky on loading cast for the 7.62x39mm. Are they gaschecked, and if not, are they cast for gas checks? If not, you really shouldn't consider using those in a gas operated rifle, AK/SKS/etc, but bolt only at low velocities.

jcwit
April 30, 2009, 07:34 PM
Why should you not use lead non gas checked in a gas operated rifle???

I have 10's of thousands of plain lead rounds thru my SKS and 30 cal. Carbine. Never have cleaned the gas chamber and have yet to experience the 1 st. problem.

NuJudge
April 30, 2009, 07:50 PM
Some people use up to 180gr in the 7.62x39. There are a number of threads on it on the Cast Boolits site. Some links:
http://www.castpics.net/
http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?t=13425&highlight=7.62x39
http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?t=13453&highlight=7.62x39

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