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lead 7.62x39

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by yotesmoker, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. yotesmoker

    yotesmoker Well-Known Member

    Any one have info on loading a 165gr lead bullet in the 7.62x39 rifle.Is the round to heavy to use.I've got a couple hundred 165gr heads that I would like to set up for just plinking.
  2. armoredman

    armoredman Well-Known Member

    I keep meaning to cast some up to use myself, but always get sidetracked. When I run out of the 123 JSP I have, I'll be doing the same.
    Over at castboolits.gunloads.com, there is a sticky on loading cast for the 7.62x39mm. Are they gaschecked, and if not, are they cast for gas checks? If not, you really shouldn't consider using those in a gas operated rifle, AK/SKS/etc, but bolt only at low velocities.
  3. jcwit

    jcwit Well-Known Member

    Why should you not use lead non gas checked in a gas operated rifle???

    I have 10's of thousands of plain lead rounds thru my SKS and 30 cal. Carbine. Never have cleaned the gas chamber and have yet to experience the 1 st. problem.
  4. NuJudge

    NuJudge Well-Known Member

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