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Loading for the m57 tokarev.

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Brin, Jun 19, 2011.

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  1. Brin

    Brin Member

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    I am new to this forum. Hello to all. I have read everything I can find on loading for the 7.62x25 mm tokarev. I realize I need to seat and crimp in two stages. Does anyone have a suggestion or should I just by a Lee factory crimp die when I buy the lee 7.62x25 die set? My barrel slugs out at .312 or 32 caliber, most of the 32 cal lead bullets out there are either too light at 76 gr, or too heavy at 115 gr. Rim Rock bullets, have hard cast lead 100 gr round nose flat Point bullets, does anyone know if they’ll feed without a problem in a m57 tokarev or would I be better off with a round nose softer lead gas check bullet? I plan to load this round to 1650 fps. Any feed back would be appreciated.
     
  2. rcmodel

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    A standard Lee or other brand three-die set will do the crimp just fine in the seating die when properly adjusted.

    Good luck getting 1,650 FPS at safe & sane pressure, with any kind of 100 grain bullets.
    About 1,400 with a 86, or 1,350 with a 93 is about it according to Lyman #49 cast bullet data.

    If lead, they would have to be gas-check design, cast hard, and of perfect bore size.
    Still, you would be doing good to get even halfway close to 1,650 FPS out of a 100 grain bullet without blowing your gun up.

    My latest Hornady reloading manul does list a load at 1,700 using 90 grain XTP JHP bullets and H-110 powder in a CZ-52.
    I'd start looking there for safe load data.

    rc
     
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    I agree with rc.
    1650 fps doesn't sound like a safe load.

    I reload mine with a .309 90 gr Hornady XTP-HP ( SKU: 31000 )
    6.9 gr of Accurate #5 gets me about 1300 fps

    Stay safe my friends!
     
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