Sks 7.62


September 28, 2012, 04:30 PM
Nominal diameter should be .310, correct ?

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September 28, 2012, 04:35 PM

Except Speer makes theirs .311".

It really makes no difference and the Speer might shoot better in a worn or oversize bore..


September 28, 2012, 04:38 PM
Its a new adventure for me, this rifle. Im going to end up slugging it with a round ball anyway.

Just wanted to know what it should be.

Thanks for the confirmation !

September 28, 2012, 04:56 PM
If I didn't have any .310's I would shoot 308's-- work ok.
I have 5 old boxes of .311 Hornady---I called them & they agreed with me that they are .310's
I asked why they mislabeled the size---he didn't know--they work great in my Mini-30 Ruger rifle

September 28, 2012, 05:15 PM
I bet they do.:cool: My mini 30 slugged at .308. and the Yugo SKS slugged at .311. They both shoot .310 bullets better than .308 at 50 yards or longer but accuracy with either is mediocre at best. I am using the X-Treme heavy plated FP bullets with good results these days for lots cheaper shooting.:D

September 28, 2012, 06:42 PM
I use X-treme Co plated bullets---they work great in my pistols with full loads.
I believe they said safe up to 1500 fps
We still have over 1000 rds of Chinese Norinco 7.62 x 39--the kids use it in our SKS'S & AK---- this was banned by Clinton----it is democratic special armour piercing according to Clinton.
Corrosive---cleans up with water or Windex

Steel Horse Rider
September 28, 2012, 10:12 PM
Isn't a .311 bullet used in the British .303?

September 28, 2012, 11:52 PM
Yes Steel, it's also used in 7.62x54r, and I believe the 7.7(?) Arisaka rifles.

September 29, 2012, 07:21 AM
I load all those calibers mentioned and yes they do. The X39 uses a lighter bullet than the others in general for best accuracy (in my rifles anyway). There are not nearly so many lighter .311 bullet choices as there are in .308 so the cost per round is higher and I am always looking for the best cost/value per shot. I tried them in the 150 range for OK results but the heavier ones do poorly due to the long length needing to be seated deeper to fit the MAG and lower case volume. I always figured if there was a cheaper way those Russians would have already figured it out anyway.;)

September 29, 2012, 09:31 AM
Sierra makes several bullets in a true .311 bullet diameter including the Sierra 2305 Pro Hunter ( which is a 125 grain bullet. While they are good hunting bullets they aren't cheap currently selling for upwards of $30 a box of 100.

I found an old box I had and about 12 years ago I was selling them for $13.80 a box. Wow, prices have gone up. Just about twice the cost.


September 30, 2012, 09:51 PM
My Yugo slugs at .312". It actually shoots the Tula 150-ish gr SP pretty well so I was thinking about loading up some Hornady 150gr interlock .312s to try out.

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