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Hornady 7.62x54r HRN3130G Bullet Pics and Need H4350 Data..?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Joshua M. Smith, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. Joshua M. Smith

    Joshua M. Smith Active Member

    Aug 8, 2004
    Wabash IN

    I need some data for the following bullets in 7.62x54R.

    I've never used this powder and other than knowing that it's slow and that the published minimum by Hodgdon is 51 grains.

    Here are the bullets I received:




    Literally everyone was out of my favorite powder, and the gunstore is closed today and tomorrow.

    I had to settle for H4350 from the hardware store. It was the only rifle powder anywhere! The gunstore is closed today.

    Anyway, got to looking and it seems this is a sloooow powder, and that's OK as I have a long barrel.

    Hodgdon lists 51 grains as a starting charge. This is a bit more (about five grains) than the starting charge with my favorite powder.

    Additionally, with a COAL of 2.975, the data claims a bit over 2400fps. I'd like to kick it back to 2200fps or so, if the powder will let me. Hodgdon lists some hot loads for the Mosin-Nagant, and some of their starting loads are actually hotter than other companies' MAX loads!

    Whichever, I bumped the bullet out to a COAL of about 3.210". Reckon that extra 0.235" will give me about 100fps reduced velocity?

    Most of the data I can find in my manuals are the IMR4350, and I'll not substitute.

    As you can see in the picture, a lot of my manuals are somewhat dated. I need to buy a new one or three.

    So, do you folks have any thoughts on the bullets? How about the loads with H4350?



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