.308 bullets in a SKS


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merrill
April 30, 2013, 11:25 PM
What would be the results if one were to load .308 bullets in a SKS designed for .311 bullets? (7.62X39 cartridge?) Have any of you tried this?

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dmazur
April 30, 2013, 11:34 PM
Potential trouble spots I can think of are bullet retention by case neck and poor accuracy.

Here's a thread from the archives which covers this -

http://www.thehighroad.org/archive/index.php/t-221849.html

merrill
May 1, 2013, 12:09 AM
Thank you for the link. It answered my questions.

MichaelK
May 3, 2013, 06:51 PM
Some manufacturer's include two different expansion balls for tailering your ammo. My Lee die set has both .308" and .311" balls.

It may not grip the rifling as well and accuracy can go down, but you won't try till you've shot them. I have a Walther P1 that I shot with .356" sized bullets for years. When I finally slugged my P1's barrel, I was surprised to find that the bore diameter was .357".

Test loads with .357" and .358" sized bullets showed it shot more poorly with larger bullets.

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