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Anybody know of some 200gr .310-.312 softpoints?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Cal-gun Fan, Nov 12, 2012.

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  1. Cal-gun Fan

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    As title says, looking for some bullets to work up a hunting load with for a Finnish M39.
     
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    bullets for the .303 British will work just fine
     
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    I thought M39 Finn rifle has a .308"-.309" bore. Is it just worn?
     
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    Nope-a lot of the Finnish mosins have smaller bores, but the M39s were all made with the slightly larger diameter bores so that they could work better with all the Russian ammo.
     
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    I'm not aware of any 200gr soft point bullets available in that caliber, but Sierra's 180 Spitzer Pro-Hunter bullet (.311) is more than capable of handling deer, elk or the like, and Remington 180gr Core-Lokt RN (.311) has been reliable for many years, and Hornady's 174gr Interlock (.312) offers good bang for the buck. Your M39 should be able to find something it likes from the choices.
    H4895 should be a good powder to try.


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  6. Cal-gun Fan

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    Ok, I'll check those out. If anyone knows of a 200gr one though, let me know, I have some 200gr match ammunition that I'd like to swap the FMJ bullets out of for softpoints.
     
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