7.62R bullets


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The_Antibubba
August 18, 2004, 11:49 PM
I'm not having much luck finding bullets for the 7.62X54R, but I do see 7.62X39. The difference is 0.001" smaller for the 39. Is it feasible to substitute? Or should I have the rifle barrels measured diameter measured first? One is a Russian 91/30 and the other is a Finnish Sako. Thanks.

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Clark
August 19, 2004, 12:50 AM
I like the 180 gr Sierra soft point in .311"
http://www.sierrabullets.com/bullets/caliber.cfm?Type=rifle&Caliber=.311
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ocabj
August 19, 2004, 02:52 AM
I slugged both my M38s and they both came out to .313, but I did try .308 bullets in them anyway, and they actually shoot very well, grouping inside 2" with a red dot at 50yds. Try the .308s if you have some lying around. It might be worth a try. If .308 bullets work out, all the better since there's so many different .308 bullets out there compared to .310 and .311.

The_Antibubba
August 20, 2004, 04:42 AM
Hmmm-OK, I'm seeing loads for it using .308" bullets. I'll try that.

How about brass-who's a good source?

Val
August 28, 2004, 11:39 AM
Graf and Sons has good brass for the 7.62X54R:
http://www.grafs.com/

Sunray
August 29, 2004, 02:03 AM
"...they both came out to .313..." .311" bullets will work better. 5 thou is a fair bit of difference. They may be advertised as bullets for the .303 British.

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