30 cal Tokarev


Hondo 60
May 11, 2011, 08:06 PM
Who makes bullets for 7.62x25 Tokarev.

Hornady makes an XTP-HP in .309 @ 90 grains.
But like all Hornady XTP bullets they're kinda expensive at $16+/100

Does anyone make a hard lead one?
By "hard" I mean around 15-18 BHN.


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May 11, 2011, 09:09 PM
Would these Missouri Bullets work?

Cowboy #6
.313 Diameter
.32 H&R
100 Grain RNFP
Brinell 12 (http://www.missouribullet.com/results.php?category=5&secondary=20)



May 11, 2011, 09:16 PM
I've tried that before with very poor results, problem is the velocity you are firing them at cause very heavy leading in the barrel, when I slowed them down then the gun would not feed properly. I also tried some 110 grain carbine bullets but those were a bit heavy and did not stablize very well. I would stick with the Hornady, they seem to work the best.

Hondo 60
May 11, 2011, 09:17 PM
I think those are too big around.
And probably too soft.

The Tokarev usually runs at 1300+ fps

But thanks for the post!

May 11, 2011, 09:19 PM
Berrys makes 110 grain plated lead round nose. They have them in both .308 and .311. Look under the rifle section on their website.

They are my favorite 30 Tok target bullet. You can find 110 grain loading info in the Lee manual.

Here's a photo from this week's range session:
110 grain PLRN Berry's (.308)
6.0 grain Vihtavuori 3N37
7 yard non supported

Hondo 60
May 12, 2011, 12:17 AM
That's sorta what I'm looking for. Thanks!
Now if I can just find Berry's without having to pay shipping.

May 12, 2011, 06:30 AM

I'm pretty sure Berry's offers free shipping on orders over $50. Just buy two boxes of 250 and you get free shipping.

May 12, 2011, 07:25 AM
^^^ Yep, just buy them right from Berry's. Over $50 is free shipping.

But you need to order a couple thousand so you make an impression on your mailman. :)

Berry's MFG
May 12, 2011, 09:41 AM
Armarsh let me know he was using our carbine bullet for the 30 Tok, I appreciate his post! We do ship freight fee on all orders over $50.

Carl N. Brown
May 12, 2011, 10:17 AM
Usual jacketed bullet diameter for 7.62x25 Tokarev and 7.63 Mauser is .308 although Tokarev bullets to run from .308 to .310.

I have a Mauser C96 with a badly worn barrel and load .312 bullets in 7.62x25 Tokarev casings for it. These reloads will chamber in a CZ52 but do not extract easily unfired and I suspect the .312 bullet (for .32 H&R) is over-size for a standard 7.62x25 Tokarev barrel.

Steve Koski
May 12, 2011, 10:48 AM
An old friend of mine used .308 rifle bullets in his Tokarevs.

Hondo 60
May 12, 2011, 08:29 PM
I dropped a Hornady .308 90gr bullet down the barrel, or atleast tried to.
It didn't fit, so I think .308 will do just fine.

Now I have to wait til my brass shows up.
I won a gunbroker auction for some 7.62x25 boxer primed brass.

Having to pay for it goes against my craw, but whatcha gonna do? :fire:
It isn't like everyone has a Tokarev.
(although I don't know why)
They're a blast to shoot (pun intended) :D

May 12, 2011, 09:39 PM
I had a CZ-52 in 7.62x25 for a while and loaded some of the .308 Speer 100gr plinkers with good results. Accurate and reliable in my pistol. Finding the brass after firing was the biggest hassle.



August 15, 2011, 02:56 AM
I started reloading 7.62 Tokarev ammo for my CZ52. I have the Sierra 85 gr round nose slugs. But they are -spendy- as hell at $22/100.

Have any of you tried these: (110 gr RN) $90 for 1000.


Although considering shipping I think the Berry's are likely a better option when bought in 1000 quantity.

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