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.308 bullets in a SKS

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by merrill, Apr 30, 2013.

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  1. merrill

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    What would be the results if one were to load .308 bullets in a SKS designed for .311 bullets? (7.62X39 cartridge?) Have any of you tried this?
     
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    Thank you for the link. It answered my questions.
     
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    Some manufacturer's include two different expansion balls for tailering your ammo. My Lee die set has both .308" and .311" balls.

    It may not grip the rifling as well and accuracy can go down, but you won't try till you've shot them. I have a Walther P1 that I shot with .356" sized bullets for years. When I finally slugged my P1's barrel, I was surprised to find that the bore diameter was .357".

    Test loads with .357" and .358" sized bullets showed it shot more poorly with larger bullets.
     
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