.308 .311 round ball


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blarby
October 4, 2012, 11:37 PM
I know sometimes these get used in mosins, these .311 balls.

I have used them in .30-30 levers.

HAve a hankerin to try it in .308 win.

Anyone ever done this ?


Tryin to think of a starting load for a 60ish grain lead round ball.

Wonder if its even worth trying- just wanna try somethin different in a bolt action.

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popper
October 5, 2012, 04:11 PM
Load some dummys and see if they feed from the mag OK.

Rory McCanuck
October 5, 2012, 04:20 PM
I've been using 000 Buck from Hornady. They are 0.350" and run them though the 0.314"
sizer for use in my Mosin. I think they end up about 67.5 grains or so.
I've been using Unique, but it seems to be a bit too slow.
Leaves quite the mess, and unburned flakes everywhere.
Just doesn't create enough pressure to burn well.
I think I might try some Red Dot next. Hopefully it is fast enough.

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