Anyone Using Hodgdon Benchmark in 7.62x39?


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mousegun380
August 11, 2010, 10:40 PM
Hello,

I have a keg of Benchmark I use with .223 and want to start using it with 7.62x39 for my AK. I haven't found any load data so I am assuming that it won't work. Has anyone tried it? I want to use it with Missouri Bullet .309 lead rifle projectiles.

Thanks

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steve4102
August 12, 2010, 01:15 AM
Sure it will work, Sierra #5 has data using Benchnark in the x39. Not sure about cast lead though, how fast do you plan on pushing these cast bullets with BM?

mousegun380
August 12, 2010, 07:02 AM
Well, I'm not sure yet. Some guys in this thread suggested it:

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=504834

I am just looking to make a cheap-o plinking round but I don't want to lead the heck out of the thing either.

Thanks for the tip on Sierra #5. I figured it would work. I don't want to make anything hot, just enough to obturate the bullet and cycle the action.

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