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.308 .311 round ball

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by blarby, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. blarby

    blarby Well-Known Member

    I know sometimes these get used in mosins, these .311 balls.

    I have used them in .30-30 levers.

    HAve a hankerin to try it in .308 win.

    Anyone ever done this ?

    Tryin to think of a starting load for a 60ish grain lead round ball.

    Wonder if its even worth trying- just wanna try somethin different in a bolt action.
  2. popper

    popper Well-Known Member

    Load some dummys and see if they feed from the mag OK.
  3. Rory McCanuck

    Rory McCanuck Well-Known Member

    I've been using 000 Buck from Hornady. They are 0.350" and run them though the 0.314"
    sizer for use in my Mosin. I think they end up about 67.5 grains or so.
    I've been using Unique, but it seems to be a bit too slow.
    Leaves quite the mess, and unburned flakes everywhere.
    Just doesn't create enough pressure to burn well.
    I think I might try some Red Dot next. Hopefully it is fast enough.

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