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Handloading 7.62x39

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by sureshot, Nov 27, 2010.

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  1. sureshot

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    Can anyone give me a copy of charts that you use for Handloading for 7.62x39
    Or point me in the right direction please.
     
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    What powder and bullet do you plan to use?
     
  3. Walkalong

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    Loadbooks are full of them, and there is good online data at the powder company sites.
     
  4. sureshot

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    Handloading 7.62x39. (repost)

    So does anyone have copys of charts or the info for Handloading 7.62x39 that I could use? Please.
    Do you use the same info as for a .30-30?
     
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  5. sureshot

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    I dont know anything about Handloading it's for a freind that I'm going to get to load up some shells for me I want some 150 gr bullets but they are not redilly available in Canada
     
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    You can not use data for one caliber in another caliber, period.

    There is good data online at the powder company sites, but also in load books, which it sounds like you need.
     
  7. tkcomer

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    The load data for the 30-30 and 7.62x39 are different. If ya let us know what powder and bullets you want to use, we might be able to help you.
     
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    Ok. Thanks
     
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    I'm going to get my freind to load them for me I don't do Handloading. I want some soft point or hollow point 150, 140, and 130 grain bullets.
     
  10. sureshot

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    So maybe you could suggest bullets and powders to me
     
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    Accurate Arms 1680 is a popular powder, but the online data for that is screwy in certain weights. Their minimum is the max in my book. I don't show a 140 grn bullet in my book, but for the others:

    HDY 130grn SSP: 22.5gr@2020fps Minimum. 25.0gr@2296fps Max. OAL is 2.180”

    SRA 150 SP: 20.3gr@1808fps Minimum. 22.5gr@2055fps Max. OAL is 2.180”

    This is AA data and they used a HS Precision gun with a 20” barrel. Remington #9 primers were used.
     
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    i don't blame you for wanting to reload the 762X39 its one of my favored loadings. i have 5 different guns in that caliber and each likes a different powder, i never did try to work up a load for the SKS so i can offer very little help to you if thats what your loading for.

    best bullet i have found yet is made by hornady#3142 ,i think the only place it can be had from is graff&son looks like it may be proprietary .


    what gun do you have?
     
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    According to my Hornady book for AA 1680 powder, 130gr. SSP Minimum is 19.4gr at 1900 FPS, Maximum is 23.9gr at 2200 FPS. Max OAL 2.180". Not saying tkcomer is wrong, but this is the data my Hornady book has listed.

    Hornady BT-FMJ 150-155gr. #3037.
    IMR 4198 powder, Minimum 18.1gr @ 1700 FPS, Maximum 23.4gr @ 2100 FPS. Max OAL 2.200"

    Same round with AA 1680 powder.
    Minimum 18.2gr @ 1700 FPS, Maximum 22.9gr @ 2100 FPS. Same OAL at 2.200"

    Get to a powder manufacturer website they have most loads published online so you can browse the information they have posted.

    I take no responsibility for the information I have provided. All information has been copied from the 'Hornady Handbook of Cartridge Reloading, Volume 7'.
     
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    I have some loads with a 160 grain CAST boolit, and 123 grain JACKETED bulet, using Accurate Arms #1680 powder, is that what you're looking for?
    Get the Loadbook, that's a great inexpensive resource.
     
  16. Sediment

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    I already posted this in the other thread created by sureshot. But just for clarity I am reposting here.


    According to my Hornady book for AA 1680 powder, 130gr. SSP Minimum is 19.4gr at 1900 FPS, Maximum is 23.9gr at 2200 FPS. Max OAL 2.180". Not saying tkcomer is wrong, but this is the data my Hornady book has listed.

    Hornady BT-FMJ 150-155gr. #3037.
    IMR 4198 powder, Minimum 18.1gr @ 1700 FPS, Maximum 23.4gr @ 2100 FPS. Max OAL 2.200"

    Same round with AA 1680 powder.
    Minimum 18.2gr @ 1700 FPS, Maximum 22.9gr @ 2100 FPS. Same OAL at 2.200"

    Get to a powder manufacturer website they have most loads published online so you can browse the information they have posted.

    I take no responsibility for the information I have provided. All information has been copied from the 'Hornady Handbook of Cartridge Reloading, Volume 7'.
     
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    I use a lot of ##1680, great powder, but I run 123grain jacketed and 160grain cast.
     
  18. sureshot

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    I'll be loading for an Russian SKS
     
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    Don't the stores in your area sell that cheap Russian ammo
    Wolf, tula,Herters, etc.
    I costs more to reload than above ammo////////////////////
     
  20. sureshot

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    There is ammo but I want larger grains than are available there are very few places that sell 150gr
     
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    For my mini 30 .310dia.speer 150gr. sp,cci200,22.5gr. imr4198 oal 2.200 I got one ragged hole at 50yds w/scope have'nt tried it at 100 yet but I think it will be good considering its a stock mini
     
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    I use H4198 with 123gr-125gr and 150gr bullets and H322 with 174gr-180gr bullets.

    The biggest issue with heavier .311-.312 bullets is that they're constructed for velocities greater than the 7.62x39 will muster, which means they'll penetrate well but not necessarily open up much on thin-skinned game. You also have to watch the bullet shape to make sure that you don't get a bullet that's too 'pointy' for the OAL of the chambering - don't want to be seating the bullets so deeply that the case neck winds up in the bullet ogive....
     
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    h4198 i only have one gun that likes that stuff its a TC hand gun 8'' and it likes a 125 gr 30-30 bullet your going to call me a lier if i tell ya how good it shoots
     
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    You DO know that the 150 grains refers to the bullet weight, (the projectile), don't you?

    You'd be better off sticking with the standard 123-5 grain weight. As stated, the 150's are constructed more heavily for more powerful cartridges. For deer type animals, they won't expand properly to transmit energy and cause wound trauma.
     
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    I could use them for larger game though
     
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