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7.62x54r - Best Loading Manual ?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by _N4Z_, Jan 18, 2009.

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  1. _N4Z_

    _N4Z_ Member

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    Lee, Lyman, Sierra?

    Who covers the 7.62x54r the best?? I have the newest Speer manual which has nothing on this round.

    Any help greatly appreciated.
     
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    Lyman #49 has data for 5 bullets and 8 - 10 powders or more.

    Hodgdon 2009 "magazine" manual has 7 bullets & numerous powders.

    Hornady #6 has 33 bullet choices and too many powders for me to count right now.

    I'd say it is pretty good!

    rc
     
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    this is weird. i've got two old reloading books [lyman47th and hornaday3rd] and both say completely different things for most of the bullet measurements. I know i need new books, but wow. also i agree with rcmodel.
     
  4. Steven Youngblood

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    my lee reloading book hasloads from 110 grain bullets to 220 grain bullets covers 3 pages
     
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    N4Z -
    Just a related note.... You'll want to slug that barrel first before ordering bullets. Most Russian guns, especially the Mosins, slug out between .309 and .313 which effects the bullet you order.
     
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    I've 131 different recipes for various bullets and powders for the Russian. Shoot me a PM if you are interested and I'll send you the data.

    U.C.
     
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    You may find that the best accuracy is with the Sierra 180 gr Soft point in the 91/30.

    That bullet may be too wide for an M39.
     
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