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7.62 x 38mmr Nagant

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by blindhari, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. blindhari

    blindhari Active Member

    Jan 11, 2009
    I have been thinking about 7.62x38r Nagant. It is an old gun with a round design from the blackpowder/smokeless days. I have been thinking of buying some H&R 32 mag brass and loading 100 gr lead over Trail Boss and holding it down to 11000lbs pressure and under 950fps. I would expect some expansion of the case when fired, but the gun itself is rated for more pressure than that. Hodgdon has these loads listed for the 32 H&R mag. This would be for plinking and teaching, not home defense.
    any thoughts appreciated,

  2. Steve C

    Steve C Senior Member

    Jan 5, 2006
    From what I"ve read you can use 32-20 brass from Starline and load with the proper size bullet without modification. You can buy 7.62x38r Nagant factory ammo loaded by Privi for around $20 to $23 depending upon quantity a box of 50 from J&G Sales 7.62r Nagant.

    Read about the Lee die set from Midway and the reviews. There's good information to be gained.
  3. jr45

    jr45 Member

    May 9, 2007
    I reload and use both 32 Long and Mag in my nagant. They work fine but you will get some slight case buldge just above the head (mag in particular). I would recommend using the longs or a lighter load in the mags that you mentioned.
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2010

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