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7.62x39 bullet size?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by 7even6ix2wo, Aug 23, 2011.

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  1. 7even6ix2wo

    7even6ix2wo Member

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    New to reloading and want to start doing some x39 for my AK. What diameter bullet is used for it? Is it .303 caliber?
     
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    .308 - .312, depends on the barrel. The .308 will fire out of both, but accuracy will be deminished if your barrel slugs .312
     
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    .312 typically.
     
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    Slug your barrel and measure the slug to find out what size you need, this is the only sure way.
     
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    Both my Chinese and Yugoslavian SKS rifle slugged out at .312" I've hand loaded for both these rifles for several years. I have tried some .308's in the past but accuracy was worse than Russian steel case ammo,the .310 dia. bullets shot the most accurately followed by .311's Now days I save my jacketed bullets and mainly shoot my own cast bullet loads.
     
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