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30 cal Tokarev

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Hondo 60, May 11, 2011.

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  1. Hondo 60
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    Who makes bullets for 7.62x25 Tokarev.

    Hornady makes an XTP-HP in .309 @ 90 grains.
    But like all Hornady XTP bullets they're kinda expensive at $16+/100

    Does anyone make a hard lead one?
    By "hard" I mean around 15-18 BHN.

    thanks
     
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    I've tried that before with very poor results, problem is the velocity you are firing them at cause very heavy leading in the barrel, when I slowed them down then the gun would not feed properly. I also tried some 110 grain carbine bullets but those were a bit heavy and did not stablize very well. I would stick with the Hornady, they seem to work the best.
     
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    Seedtick:
    I think those are too big around.
    And probably too soft.

    The Tokarev usually runs at 1300+ fps

    But thanks for the post!
     
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    Berrys makes 110 grain plated lead round nose. They have them in both .308 and .311. Look under the rifle section on their website.

    They are my favorite 30 Tok target bullet. You can find 110 grain loading info in the Lee manual.

    Here's a photo from this week's range session:
    110 grain PLRN Berry's (.308)
    6.0 grain Vihtavuori 3N37
    7 yard non supported
    [​IMG]
     
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    armarsh:
    That's sorta what I'm looking for. Thanks!
    Now if I can just find Berry's without having to pay shipping.
     
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    ^^^ Yep, just buy them right from Berry's. Over $50 is free shipping.

    But you need to order a couple thousand so you make an impression on your mailman. :)
     
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    Armarsh let me know he was using our carbine bullet for the 30 Tok, I appreciate his post! We do ship freight fee on all orders over $50.
     
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    Usual jacketed bullet diameter for 7.62x25 Tokarev and 7.63 Mauser is .308 although Tokarev bullets to run from .308 to .310.

    I have a Mauser C96 with a badly worn barrel and load .312 bullets in 7.62x25 Tokarev casings for it. These reloads will chamber in a CZ52 but do not extract easily unfired and I suspect the .312 bullet (for .32 H&R) is over-size for a standard 7.62x25 Tokarev barrel.
     
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    An old friend of mine used .308 rifle bullets in his Tokarevs.
     
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    I dropped a Hornady .308 90gr bullet down the barrel, or atleast tried to.
    It didn't fit, so I think .308 will do just fine.

    Now I have to wait til my brass shows up.
    I won a gunbroker auction for some 7.62x25 boxer primed brass.

    Having to pay for it goes against my craw, but whatcha gonna do? :fire:
    It isn't like everyone has a Tokarev.
    (although I don't know why)
    They're a blast to shoot (pun intended) :D
     
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    I started reloading 7.62 Tokarev ammo for my CZ52. I have the Sierra 85 gr round nose slugs. But they are -spendy- as hell at $22/100.

    Have any of you tried these: (110 gr RN) $90 for 1000.

    http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/default.aspx?productNumber=1050393392

    Although considering shipping I think the Berry's are likely a better option when bought in 1000 quantity.
     
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