7.62 x 38mmr Nagant


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blindhari
October 6, 2010, 02:54 AM
I have been thinking about 7.62x38r Nagant. It is an old gun with a round design from the blackpowder/smokeless days. I have been thinking of buying some H&R 32 mag brass and loading 100 gr lead over Trail Boss and holding it down to 11000lbs pressure and under 950fps. I would expect some expansion of the case when fired, but the gun itself is rated for more pressure than that. Hodgdon has these loads listed for the 32 H&R mag. This would be for plinking and teaching, not home defense.
any thoughts appreciated,

blindhari

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Steve C
October 6, 2010, 06:42 AM
From what I"ve read you can use 32-20 brass from Starline and load with the proper size bullet without modification. You can buy 7.62x38r Nagant factory ammo loaded by Privi for around $20 to $23 depending upon quantity a box of 50 from J&G Sales 7.62r Nagant (http://www.jgsales.com/product_info.php/ammo-for-handguns/other-calibers/p/7-62-nagant-revolver-ammo-by-hotshot%2C-50-round-boxes-/cPath/25_305/products_id/1572).

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jr45
October 6, 2010, 10:57 AM
I reload and use both 32 Long and Mag in my nagant. They work fine but you will get some slight case buldge just above the head (mag in particular). I would recommend using the longs or a lighter load in the mags that you mentioned.

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