7.62x39 Loads


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Afy
December 17, 2009, 05:19 AM
Trying to load 7.62x39 with 123 grain FMJ's, would love inputs on VV or Tu powders. Also have some varget on hand..

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armoredman
December 17, 2009, 06:09 AM
Sorry, only use Accurate Arms #1680, 24 grains is a great load for me. Good luck!

Remo-99
December 17, 2009, 06:17 AM
Varget is way too slow for the 7.62x39mm.

Remo-99
December 17, 2009, 06:27 AM
VV N120 is about on par with AA1680's burnrate.
Sorry I don't have data for 7.62x39 with VV powders.

Remo-99
December 17, 2009, 06:39 AM
Sorry, I lied.
Have data for N110, N120 & N130 re-VV reloading manual 2008.

123gr with VV N120 start 24.7gr to max 27.3gr vel. 2175-2361fps from a 16" barrel.

Afy
December 17, 2009, 07:45 AM
I checked the VV data as well, have run the numbers and as I type am happily loading 27 grains of VV N120, a Privi 123 gr FMJ with a cci-200 primer. Will shoot these off on saturday, weather permiting and report back. :D

R.W.Dale
December 17, 2009, 09:10 AM
I use N120 by the bucketfull in 7.62x39

in my opinion it's THE PREIMINATE powder for this cartridge

jem375
December 17, 2009, 12:15 PM
I use H322..

Afy
December 20, 2009, 07:34 AM
Well the 27 grains of N120 work well. :)
Used the Lee Dipper to load the cases, the 20.4grain dipper followed by the 6.6 grain dipper. No pressure signs, the ammo is relatively accurate. Could hit a 12x12 steel plate at 100 meters consistently. So I am satisfied by the load.

armoredman
December 20, 2009, 07:50 AM
What rifle?

Afy
December 20, 2009, 07:57 AM
Vz-858.

armoredman
December 22, 2009, 05:02 AM
Great choice. :) My loads can get some good results with my vz-58, here is a target at 50 standing, with the new EOTech sight. Great rifles.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b13/armoredman/UNflagshot.jpg

This was with H-335 at 100 yards.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b13/armoredman/bestgroup3352.jpg

and with AA#1680, same distance,

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b13/armoredman/bestgroup1680.jpg

Both seated with iron sights, before I discovered the joys of modding a rifle. :)

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b13/armoredman/vZ58attherange.jpg

Post some pics, if you will sir, love to see more good stuff with SA vz-58s!

Afy
December 22, 2009, 08:08 AM
Dont really have target pictures of reults from the Vz since we tend to shoot a hanging metal plate at 100 meters. But here is a pic of a friend of mine shooting it.
http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh178/afy08/BIL.jpg

armoredman
December 22, 2009, 10:14 PM
Ah, Military Classic with the GOOD wood, nice! In Canada, sir?

bullseye308
December 22, 2009, 10:57 PM
France, I believe. :)

Afy
December 23, 2009, 04:25 AM
Armouredman, In France.
No wood on the gun, its bakelite which makes it feel like a cheap airsoft knock off. :D:D

armoredman
December 23, 2009, 04:52 AM
Too bad, the new Classic imported from D-Technic has that sweeeeet wood on it.

Afy
December 23, 2009, 06:05 AM
On the plus side it is 100% original except for the disabling of the happy switch on the Vz 58. The 858 on the other hand doesnt have a happy switch.

armoredman
December 23, 2009, 06:44 PM
Ah, happy switch, nothing but a fond memory over here with the costs involved, maybe some year we'll overturn that...

SharpsDressedMan
December 23, 2009, 09:26 PM
Just loaded some with IMR 4337 that I had in the powder measure from other reloading. I used 21.3gr under the FMJ 123gr bullet. Didn't chronograph yet, but they worked just fine in an M72 Yugo.

steve4102
December 24, 2009, 12:21 AM
Just loaded some with IMR 4337

Typo?

rfwobbly
December 24, 2009, 12:31 AM
Used the Lee Dipper to load the cases, the 20.4grain dipper followed by the 6.6 grain dipper.

For better consistency, try weighing the load. Sounds as if you are working with only the dippers and no scale. Without a scale, you have no way to increase or decrease the load by a small increment.

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