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9w1911
February 3, 2013, 10:38 PM
So, is it worth it? or do I just buy the steel surplus?

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mljdeckard
February 3, 2013, 11:26 PM
It'snot worth it....as long as Russian imported cheap stuff is available. Good luck finding it now.

The other bad news is, it's not like there are a lot of reloading components, particularly brass available. The very reason the rifles are so popular is that there is plenty of cheap, non-reloadable ammo available.

9w1911
February 3, 2013, 11:43 PM
Thanks I searched for brass not finding any lead me to here

thump_rrr
February 4, 2013, 12:27 AM
PMC makes 7.62x39 boxer primed non corrosive but it's not cheap.
Hornady makes .310 bullets in a few different weights but it costs me nearly as much as my .308 168gr matchking loads.

9w1911
February 4, 2013, 01:06 AM
I def missed the boat for ammo though, it is pretty affordable. There is a gun show here in two weeks but nothing there is every cheap anymore.

Ifishsum
February 4, 2013, 03:09 AM
I gave it some thought myself, even went as far as buying a couple of boxes of ammo with reloadable brass cases for 2.5X what I would have paid for Wolf. After seeing how hard the SKS is on the brass, how hard it is to find after shooting and the price of .310-.312 jacketed bullets I sort of lost interest in the idea. Even with the increase over the last few years it would be hard to break even I think, unless I were to cast the bullets myself. It's just too much work when I can still buy imported ammo fairly cheap - but that could change at some point. If so I'll be glad mine is a Yuko 59/66 so I could turn off the gas and hand-eject that precious brass....

rdhood
February 4, 2013, 09:37 AM
If you can find it, it is usually cheaper than reloading.

None of my normal sources ( LGS, Walmart, Academy, AIM surplus, others) have any in stock. Same with .223.

When you can't purchase retail ammo at any cost, reloading is cheaper (at any cost).

HJ857
February 4, 2013, 01:04 PM
You can pull the bullet from steel case ammo and "remanufacture" it. What is your goal for wanting to custom load?

9w1911
February 4, 2013, 03:16 PM
oh I just find it hard to not reload anything but i noticed a lack of components, however, it would be nice to have maybe a tracer round or a armor piercing etc. But in talking to people it just seems impractical at the time being.

carbine85
February 4, 2013, 03:39 PM
I reload for the SKS and AK. I do it for improved accuracy. It helps more with the SKS and not so much in the AK. My reloads are a lot cleaner than the other stuff. I mostly shoot the commercial stuff but you can get better results when you roll your own.

thump_rrr
February 4, 2013, 05:16 PM
I reload for my SKS only for shooting at our indoor range during the winter.
I can get as much copper washed steel core Chinese 7.62x39 as I want for $0.25 a round but our indoor range wouldn't appreciate holes in their backstop.

9w1911
February 4, 2013, 07:57 PM
wow where can i get these chinese bullets? great pricing !!!

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