So I actually loaded my very first rounds.


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TrickyDick
July 17, 2013, 09:51 PM
As the title said, ----deleted--- I loaded 36 7.62x54R rounds.

QTY ------------POWDER-----------GRAINS

#10 ------------IMR 4064 -------------42

#10 ------------IMR 4064------------43.5

#10-------------IMR 4064-------------45

#6--------------IMR 4320-------------47.3


Now these loads will be split in half between my Mosin Nagant and PSL-54C, the mosin will fire them all first to test the pressure.
I had originally drove an hour and a half to meet a fellow member to get that 4320, because my local supply was spotty, and I was desperate.... ironically enough, I went to work later that day, which afterwards i swung by the local cabelas, and for once they actually had something i could use, so i scooped up a pound of 4064. but as far as loading, the 4320 was a more consistent powder throw. Now i must buy some more brass for the future, and grab a box of Barnes triple shock bullets for hunting season! I have got the bug for reloading now! (Well, it was in me all along, had 2 grandfathers who were avid reloaders)

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horsemen61
July 17, 2013, 10:18 PM
Awesome glad to hear it went well your addicton has just begun :evil:

Hondo 60
July 17, 2013, 10:23 PM
Welcome to the addicti... oh wait, I mean hobby.
Ya, that's it, hobby! :eek:

TrickyDick
July 18, 2013, 12:28 AM
http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z331/Dstaples88/loadedammo_zpseb5eac29.jpg (http://s1184.photobucket.com/user/Dstaples88/media/loadedammo_zpseb5eac29.jpg.html)

Here they are!

allaroundhunter
July 18, 2013, 01:51 AM
Remember that just because it doesn't show overpressure signs in your Mosin doesn't mean that you won't get them in the PSL.

Reloadron
July 18, 2013, 08:01 AM
May this be the first 36 of the next 360. 3,600, or for that matter 36,000. :)

Ron

TrickyDick
July 18, 2013, 10:55 AM
Remember that just because it doesn't show overpressure signs in your Mosin doesn't mean that you won't get them in the PSL.

I was fairly conservative with the loads, and I specifically used 150 gr bullets for the PSL as it said that it should take no more than 160 gr bullets.

allaroundhunter
July 18, 2013, 11:24 AM
I was fairly conservative with the loads, and I specifically used 150 gr bullets for the PSL as it said that it should take no more than 160 gr bullets.

Good choice, I just mentioned it because you said that you were going to run them through your Mosin first to test the pressure.

Centurian22
July 18, 2013, 11:24 AM
Congrats!!! Welcome indeed. 7.62x54r for my MN is my next reloading project as I just ordered my first 40 brass cartridges. I'll probably shoot and work with 20-30 for now and keep the other 10-20 for hunting as long as they shoot well. They are 150gr sp ppu. I look forward to your range report!

KansasSasquatch
July 18, 2013, 06:44 PM
I've had pretty good luck with those 150gr PPU loads. About 1.5" groups at 100 using the iron sights. I haven't had any luck coming close to that with my reloads but that's probably due to not having any .311 bullets.. They are non-existent locally and Midway is out of soft points every time I've made an order the last couple months.

mljdeckard
July 19, 2013, 03:54 AM
It feels great, that first time you go to the range, and shoot....and everything works exactly like it was supposed to. :)

allaroundhunter
July 19, 2013, 10:47 AM
It feels great, that first time you go to the range, and shoot....and everything works exactly like it was supposed to. :)

But remember those first couple shots before you know if it is going to work like it's supposed to :eek:

Yeah, I was a little scared to shoot my first reloads.

TrickyDick
July 21, 2013, 12:46 PM
I'm itching to go to the range and test these out. I'm hoping to figure out an ideal load before hunting season, but once I find a decent load, I'll have to start fresh and work up a load using 150 gr, .311 Barnes triple shock bullets. I'm sure it'll be somewhat similar, but not identical. I'll post my groupings when I get the results.

gibble888
July 21, 2013, 06:07 PM
Ya after loading my 243 that first round was a rush to squeeze off!! And it wasnt just me, my dad was hiding behind a nearby tree!

blarby
July 21, 2013, 06:55 PM
Excellent.

red rick
July 21, 2013, 07:39 PM
I did the same thing yesterday.

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