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    Today, 10:12 PM
    They likely made more handguns that fired the 7.62x25 cartridge than all of the others combined. With a hollow point bullet or lead soft point bullet it might have been a game changer. The standard FMJ bullet could easily penetrate most bullet proof...
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    06-18-2018, 10:16 PM
    Although the 7-08 is a great cartridge, I vote for the .308 Win too. You can easily find .308 ammo at most any store that sells ammo. The 7-08 not so much. So for ease of use and its general purpose capability the .308 Win wins.
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    06-13-2018, 09:50 AM
    I figure that the 93 Spanish Mausers converted to 7.62 Nato are probably selling in the $300 range nowadays, maybe more depending on the area. They had more than one method for converting the rifles. Some had the barrels rebored and a chamber...
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    06-13-2018, 09:40 AM
    The frangible rounds using the sintered copper epoxy mix for making the bullets work well to prevent ricochets. Penetration is still good, unless the bullet hits something hard. But the rounds can still go though more than one panel of sheetrock...
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    06-06-2018, 07:35 AM
    I don't know, something about the .380 carbine pulls at me. Maybe it is because it is so cute in that caliber. I have the .45 version myself too and it works quite well.
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I started hunting and using guns when I was about 10yoa. I have been doing it ever since, sometimes with a hiatus for a while though. I first got into reloading when I was 16yoa with a 7.65 Argentine Mauser and a 12 ga shotgun. I really enjoyed that too. I do have quite a few bullet molds that I have acquired over the years and I cast many bullets myself to be used.
Firearms, reloading, RC model aircraft, windsurfing, home model machining stuff
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check