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Is there any 7.62x51 hunting ammo (not FMJ)?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by bobotech, Jul 22, 2009.

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  1. bobotech

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    Someone on another board who doesn't load wants 10-20 rounds of hunting ammo for his Spanish Mauser (not FR8) which can only handle safe 7.62x51 loads.

    He says that his gun isn't safe for 308 hunting style loads.

    But is there any soft point/hollow point hunting loads with lower 7.62x51 loadings?

    He was posting that he wanted someone to load some up for him and mail them to him but I suggested that wasn't the best idea for liability reasons.
     
  2. ants

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    You are correct about liability.

    If he wants reduced loads, they are often published as Youth loads. Hodgdon has them on the web site. Your friend may want to start reloading for himself.
     
  3. bobotech

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    But what we are looking for are factory loaded "youth" hunting rounds.

    Is there such an animal?

    He doesn't want to go though the expense of setting up for loading just for 10-20 rounds of ammo a year.
     
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    Is it officially against the law to send reloads to someone via any type of parcel post whether it be USPS/Fed Ex/UPS/etc? I just want some cites so that I can send a link to the person who is asking about this.

    Thanks for the links though!!
     
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    Thanks for more info.

    Is there any way to find the pressures of those low recoil rounds?
     
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    No. They won't tell you.

    But if you compare the Remington 125 grain going at 2660 FPS in a reloading manual with any powder charge, it is a starting load at around 30-30 pressure, or 30,000 - 40,000 PSI.

    The Federal 170 grain load would likewise compare with 30-30 Winchester power.

    rc
     
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    Is there anything special you need to do to send spent brass through the mail? I've sent and received loaded through FedEX with the proper markings before, but I've got some spent brass I want to send to a relative.
     
  10. rcmodel

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    NO. Brass is just brass unless it has live primers in it.

    You can't send powder, primers, or loaded ammo. (Haz-Mat)

    You can send empty brass & bullets. (Not Haz-Mat)

    rc
     
  11. pinkymingeo

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    You can't sell handloads if you engage in the business for profit. I see nothing wrong with selling a limited quantity for a specific purpose. Same as selling the occasional gun vs engaging in the business. Shipping UPS there is no hazmat fee or special paperwork for ammo. All you have to do is write ORM-D on the package. Tell the truth, I don't think they really even care about that.
     
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    Well, legal or not.

    In todays legal climate, you would have to be a Complete Moron to sell your reloads to a guy on the Internet you don't even know!

    rc
     
  13. freakshow10mm

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    The issue isn't what YOU see, it's what the ATF sees.
     
  14. USSR

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    And an even bigger moron to shoot reloads made by somebody you don't even know!;)

    Don
     
  15. freakshow10mm

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    Yet you trust ammunition made by someone else. Seems funny.
     
  16. pinkymingeo

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    I've never had a problem with my loads, but factory ammo has let me down on several occasions. I've sold unneeded ammo before, including my own loads, without worrying about it at all. For that matter, I use my own loads for CCW. I also don't worry about asteroid impacts, global warming (Oops! Sorry! I guess that's now officially Climate Change), sodium in my diet or the Second Coming of Elvis. There's always something to obsess about, I guess, if you choose to do so.
     
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