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7.62R bullets

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by The_Antibubba, Aug 18, 2004.

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  1. The_Antibubba

    The_Antibubba Member

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    I'm not having much luck finding bullets for the 7.62X54R, but I do see 7.62X39. The difference is 0.001" smaller for the 39. Is it feasible to substitute? Or should I have the rifle barrels measured diameter measured first? One is a Russian 91/30 and the other is a Finnish Sako. Thanks.
     
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    I slugged both my M38s and they both came out to .313, but I did try .308 bullets in them anyway, and they actually shoot very well, grouping inside 2" with a red dot at 50yds. Try the .308s if you have some lying around. It might be worth a try. If .308 bullets work out, all the better since there's so many different .308 bullets out there compared to .310 and .311.
     
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    Hmmm-OK, I'm seeing loads for it using .308" bullets. I'll try that.

    How about brass-who's a good source?
     
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    "...they both came out to .313..." .311" bullets will work better. 5 thou is a fair bit of difference. They may be advertised as bullets for the .303 British.
     
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