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7.62x39 and Black Powder

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Afy, Nov 23, 2010.

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  1. Afy

    Afy Member

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    has anyone tried it?

    I am planning on trying it. Just load up the case as much as possible and shoot it.
    However not sure if I will be able to stuff enough into the case to cycle the bolt.
     
  2. rbernie
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    I do not envy you the task of cleaning the corrosive residue from the gas system. I have seen what an uncleaned BP barrel looks like after a wee bit, and would hate to do that to MY rifle.
     
  3. Afy

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    Cleaning BP is actually quite easy. Havent had an issue with any of my BP guns.
     
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    It's not hard to do, in a sealed tube. My point was that disassembling the gas system on the rifle to clean it does not sound like boatloads of fun, and yet ought not be forgotten.

    Enjoy! :)
     
  5. Afy

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    On a Vz 58 it takes about 5 seconds.
     
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    I generally try to not clutter up threads with alot of questions about "why" people are asking about something, but I just can't resist this time.

    Sooooooooo, why do you want to load 7.62x39 with BP?

    Just curious......
     
  7. GCBurner

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    Maybe a scifi fan trying to duplicate a scene from Harry Turtledove's Guns Of The South novel?
     
  8. Afy

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    Not a Sci-fi fan. Just want to create a lot of smoke.
     
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