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7.62x39 Loads

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Afy, Dec 17, 2009.

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  1. Afy

    Afy Member

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    Trying to load 7.62x39 with 123 grain FMJ's, would love inputs on VV or Tu powders. Also have some varget on hand..
     
  2. armoredman

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    Sorry, only use Accurate Arms #1680, 24 grains is a great load for me. Good luck!
     
  3. Remo-99

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    Varget is way too slow for the 7.62x39mm.
     
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    VV N120 is about on par with AA1680's burnrate.
    Sorry I don't have data for 7.62x39 with VV powders.
     
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    Sorry, I lied.
    Have data for N110, N120 & N130 re-VV reloading manual 2008.

    123gr with VV N120 start 24.7gr to max 27.3gr vel. 2175-2361fps from a 16" barrel.
     
  6. Afy

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    I checked the VV data as well, have run the numbers and as I type am happily loading 27 grains of VV N120, a Privi 123 gr FMJ with a cci-200 primer. Will shoot these off on saturday, weather permiting and report back. :D
     
  7. R.W.Dale

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    I use N120 by the bucketfull in 7.62x39

    in my opinion it's THE PREIMINATE powder for this cartridge
     
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    I use H322..
     
  9. Afy

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    Well the 27 grains of N120 work well. :)
    Used the Lee Dipper to load the cases, the 20.4grain dipper followed by the 6.6 grain dipper. No pressure signs, the ammo is relatively accurate. Could hit a 12x12 steel plate at 100 meters consistently. So I am satisfied by the load.
     
  10. armoredman

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    What rifle?
     
  11. Afy

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    Vz-858.
     
  12. armoredman

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    Great choice. :) My loads can get some good results with my vz-58, here is a target at 50 standing, with the new EOTech sight. Great rifles.

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    This was with H-335 at 100 yards.

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    and with AA#1680, same distance,

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    Both seated with iron sights, before I discovered the joys of modding a rifle. :)

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    Post some pics, if you will sir, love to see more good stuff with SA vz-58s!
     
  13. Afy

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    Dont really have target pictures of reults from the Vz since we tend to shoot a hanging metal plate at 100 meters. But here is a pic of a friend of mine shooting it.
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    Ah, Military Classic with the GOOD wood, nice! In Canada, sir?
     
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    France, I believe. :)
     
  16. Afy

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    Armouredman, In France.
    No wood on the gun, its bakelite which makes it feel like a cheap airsoft knock off. :D:D
     
  17. armoredman

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    Too bad, the new Classic imported from D-Technic has that sweeeeet wood on it.
     
  18. Afy

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    On the plus side it is 100% original except for the disabling of the happy switch on the Vz 58. The 858 on the other hand doesnt have a happy switch.
     
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    Ah, happy switch, nothing but a fond memory over here with the costs involved, maybe some year we'll overturn that...
     
  20. SharpsDressedMan

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    Just loaded some with IMR 4337 that I had in the powder measure from other reloading. I used 21.3gr under the FMJ 123gr bullet. Didn't chronograph yet, but they worked just fine in an M72 Yugo.
     
  21. steve4102

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    Typo?
     
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    For better consistency, try weighing the load. Sounds as if you are working with only the dippers and no scale. Without a scale, you have no way to increase or decrease the load by a small increment.
     
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