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Best place to buy .308 bullets?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Hoplophile, Nov 19, 2008.

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  1. Hoplophile

    Hoplophile Member

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    Looking to reload for 7.62x39mm. Any places have 1000+ quantities in stock?
     
  2. IndianaBoy

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    Midway USA is where I get all of my inert reloading components. You might want to make sure, I think you need either .310 or .311 bullets for an ak or sks.
     
  3. ar10

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    Might try Sinclair. I haven't bought any lately but they were pretty reasonable when I was looking earlier this year. 168 BTHP, Hornady Match.
     
  4. ridata

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    I'd check out Cole Distributing. I'm going to be ordered 1k .308 bullets from them today to reload. I don't think the .308 they have are the bullets you need for 7.62x39mm, I'm reloading for 7.62x54mm or .308 Winchester.
    http://www.coledistributing.com/
     
  5. Wedge

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    you'll need .310 or .311 bullets. .308 won't work properly for 7.62x39mm
     
  6. ar10

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    That may or may not be true, I believe Krochus(SP) posted some data that he did a month or two ago. I wish I knew about it before I bought 1000 .311 bullets.
     
  7. jpwilly

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    This thread seems to contradict itself...the title "best place to buy .308 bullets" but you're reloading 7.62x39mm. Unless your bore slugs out at .308 you need .311 bullets for a 7.62x39mm otherwise you will not get a proper gas seal and you will have erratic velocities between shots leading to poor accuracy. That depends on whether or not your bore is a true .310-.311. They vary and some are as big as .313 and no 308 will seal in that.
     
  8. tribbles

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    Widener's had 147gr. FMJs in .311 a couple of months back (I bought a bag of 500), so you might want to check if they still have any in stock.
     
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