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Slugging an SKS Bore

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Matt3357, Sep 2, 2009.

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  1. Matt3357

    Matt3357 Member

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    I have an SKS I am going to start reloading for but I need to slug the bore to get the right bullet size. I have never slugged a bore but I do know the basic process. What size of lead ball should I use to slug it? and where can I get just a couple?

    Thanks,
    Matt
     
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    Look for lead egg or slip sinkers big enough to just be oversize. If you get home and find they are slightly too small, you can whack them with a hammer to expand them.

    Be careful to get real lead sinkers.
    There are a lot of "lead-free" sinkers being made now that are too hard to use for slugging a barrel.


    Egg sinker:
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    Slip or bullet sinker:
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    rc
     
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  3. Matt3357

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    good idea, I never even thought of using those. Thanks again rc, you always seem to be the one to help me out.

    Matt
     
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