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SteelDad
July 10, 2013, 09:03 AM
trying to load 7.62x39-113-gr lead cast bullet having powder charge problums
does any have a good powder charge for this cal

tks chuck

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KansasSasquatch
July 10, 2013, 09:54 AM
AA1680 seems to be a favorite for the caliber. I don't know about charge weights for that bullet but that'd probably be a good powder to look into.

Jesse Heywood
July 10, 2013, 09:10 PM
Try this place. They do SKS & AK. http://www.sksboards.com/smf/index.php?board=51.0

Or http://castboolits.gunloads.com/forumdisplay.php?27-CB-Loads-Military-Rifles

rcmodel
July 10, 2013, 09:14 PM
Lyman #49 has 7.62x39 data for 7 different powders with a 115 cast bullet.

That's probably what your 113 would be if you cast it from the same alloy Lyman used.

If you load lead in any caliber, you need to spend $20 bucks on a Lyman reloading manual.

rc

BullfrogKen
July 10, 2013, 10:16 PM
Agreed. It is simple but invaluable investment.

ArchAngelCD
July 11, 2013, 12:12 AM
I also agree the Lyman 49th Edition Reloading Handbook (http://www.lymanproducts.com/lyman/publications/49th-edition.php) is a great buy but I'll go you one better. The Lyman 4th Edition Cast Bullet Handbook (http://www.lymanproducts.com/lyman/publications/cast-bullet4.php) is an even better choice if you're going to shoot cast bullets. It's not only a reprint of the lead bullet loads from the 49th Edition manual, it supplies even more information and loads than the full manual. The Cast Bullet handbook for the first time give load data for bullet molds other than those made by Lyman. I have both and use both but for cast bullets the Lyman 4th Edition Cast Bullet Handbook is the way to go if you're buying only 1 book.

Note, the prices on the Lyman site are full Retail so those book can be found cheaper online from Amazon.com, Midway USA and all the other usual online stores.

Ledhore
July 15, 2013, 07:29 PM
A good load for me is 20 grains of H4198 for a 135 grain bullet. Not super fast, but cycles every time, and, with annealing every fifth or so reload, I get around 25 reloads on a case.

Be sure to slug your barrel. Foreign Ak's usually run large groove diameters. Mine takes a .314 cast bullet. I make aluminum gas checks, and until I started using a checkmaker for .303 caliber (Brits referenced off the lands rather than the groove), I was getting lead build up in my gas block. Now I have no problems at all.

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