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7.62x39

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by longtooth, Nov 24, 2010.

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  1. longtooth

    longtooth Member

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    I have a Norinco SKS. bought dies 1000 rds of brass & same on bullets.
    The bullets mic .310 is that what they should be or have I been had? Thought they were supposed to be .308.
     
  2. GIJOEL

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    Yes .310 is correct, .308 is for 7.62 nato and most other "30 cal" rounds.
     
  3. joneb

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    I agree with Joel .310-.311" is correct for most com-block guns chambered in 7.62x39
     
  4. longtooth

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    Thanks guys. Never loaded any of that commie stuff.
     
  5. cataway

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    my tc 7.62X39 is 308 yet TC said its ok to use 310 and my dpms ar in 7.62X29 i do believe is 308 and i use 310's in it
     
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    Most FL sizing dies come with two expander buttons, one for .308 and one for .310. Make sure you size with the correct button.
     
  7. Remo-99

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    Although maximum pressure for the 7.62x39 is about 51,500psi, most factory milsurp ammo doesn't seem to be loaded anywhere near that pressure(handloading at max pressures with .310/.311 bullets in a .308" barrel maybe different, so starting low and working up is proberly a good idea).
    The TC action and the AR front locking bolt are stronger by design than the drop down rear locking bolt of the SKS anyways.
     
  8. longtooth

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    Thanks guys. Yall have got me started.
    I will start low for sure & when I cant tell the difference ina a reload & a factory by shooting it that is where I will stop.
     
  9. cataway

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    are you using a scope ? or iron sights ?
     
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