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Any of you guys ever try using .308 bullets with 7.62x54R?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by goon, Aug 13, 2003.

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  1. goon

    goon Member

    Jan 20, 2003
    I know that technically, there is a little bit of difference.
    The '54R is generally around .310-.311 and the 7.62Nato\30'06 surplus bullets I see around are .308.
    Has anyone tried using .308 bullets with the 7.62x54?
    How well does it work.
    Also, is there a source for 7.62x54 Brass and other components out there?
  2. Stinger

    Stinger Member

    Dec 29, 2002
    I could have sworn that I saw a post (in this forum) asking a very similar question recently. You might try a search and see what it yields.

    I can't imagine that it would produce very good accuracy, but you never know unless you try, I guess. I'm not sure if Norma still has brass, but if they do, it's mighty $$$$$$$.

    Good luck,

  3. Clark

    Clark Member

    Jan 3, 2003
    Where I5 meets the rain forest
    I believe the 91/30s and M44s of the communist world have .311" grooves, but the Finnish M38 is .308".

    I have not shot my M39 yet, but I have been shooting a 91/30 with .311" Sierra 180 gr, and it works well.
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