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Thread: Practical Dope on the 7.62X39

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    Boolit Master
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    Finally got my reloads out. As accurate as Chinese surplus. Lee's 155 grain bullet, COWW, gas checked and Alox coated. Sized to .311

    24.5 grains IMR3031. Fun to shoot. Shot through 1" of plywood and a 8" dead ash tree. Only was able to recover two bullets. The rest went right through the tree. Gas checks were found between the plywood and the tree. Target was a 50 yards


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    Aluminum checks, home made?

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    Quote Originally Posted by armoredman View Post
    Aluminum checks, home made?
    Yes. You can either make them out of pop (soda) can strips or aluminum roofing material. I have both types. One makes them for GC bullets while the other can be used on designs that woumd not normally be GC'd.

    Aluminum is softer than copper. Making your own is part of the hobby of casting your own bullets. Some folks report improved accuracy using their cast bullets. I make them for 9mm and my 38spl/,357Mag bullets and use them most of the time. There are a couple of gentlemen making the die punches for both types of GC's.

    My ratio of lead bullets to plated/fmj would be around 100:1 lead over the plated/fmjs for my handguns and rifles.

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    7.62, I have shot the SKS with piston removed using the Lyman# 311284 in single shot mode with very good results, but must mention that the Mold was slightly enlarged to .314" at the driving bands, & .309" for the nose, WC 680 & R.P. Brass (sml.-primer) Five Fang

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    Quote Originally Posted by armoredman View Post
    Aluminum checks, home made?
    Yes, so was the gas check maker

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    Anybody try the Unique loads listed in Lyman's books?

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    Question

    Greetings. I'm new to casting (just getting started really) but have reloaded jacketed, sintered, and plated stuff for years. I used to live not too far from National Bullet Co so I made out like a bandit @ shows for years, until the copper shortage and change of ownership killed them dead. So I'm still out shopping for new casting toys.

    After selling off a .315 chinese SKS I had forever, I picked up a Ruger American Ranch in russian short recently. Shoots well with most everything I've tried so far. Roughly ~1MOA best I can tell.
    The old Yugo M67 feels hot compared to all the other commercial ammo and surplus I've tried, especially an old pile of handloaded junk I ran up for the SKS long ago on some 32-20 118?gr.
    (was the only thing that Chi-com *** would shoot well) So far it's a fun rifle. Making me think I should have spent another $50 and got a Howa 1500 instead. Couple more inches of barrel and a better action.

    I'm just about out of most powders that would work for this application and I like VV the best, but it can get pricey so I'm starting to shop around.

    So a couple of questions:

    -most folks here probably load both cast and jacketed as well. Has anyone compared Berrys' 123gr plated to their cast loads? (edit: or Xtreme. didn't realize they made one too)

    -I'm curious if anyone has tried any of the Vectan powders with this caliber? I notice they don't list this caliber in the guide I found @grafs

    -anyone found a good Hollow Point mold design in this caliber? (edit #2. Just found the NOE CTL-313-150 RF RD. Very interesting...)
    Last edited by squidtamer; 05-02-2018 at 03:03 PM.

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    i have a ruger ranch in 7.62x39 as well. the load i shoot is the rcbs 130 grain, powder coated, over 25 grains of rl 7. nearly duplicates ballistics of the 123 grain wolf and is just as accurate. no problem hitting the 24 inch rams at 550 yards if i get the dope correct.
    btw, my ruger shoots the wolf factory ammo into 4-5 inches at 300m all day long. love that rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squidtamer View Post
    -anyone found a good Hollow Point mold design in this caliber? (edit #2. Just found the NOE CTL-313-150 RF RD. Very interesting...)

    This boolit shoots well from my SKS's. It does hit the nose on something as it loads and the mark shows but, not much deflection that I can tell. I really like the HP option.
    A deplorable that votes!

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    Seven on steel, one on wood, (look right below the target), and two went out for a beer. It works well enough, I think, for 'yote.

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    -anyone found a good Hollow Point mold design in this caliber? (edit #2. Just found the NOE CTL-313-150 RF RD. Very interesting...)[/QUOTE]
    I have used the NOE 313 150 RD will great success in both my Zastavas and a Ruger Ranch rifle, usually with a case full of Data 68 powder, can't remember the exact charge but can post later if interested. I have one of the hollow pointed moulds and the deeper HP pin is a pain the cast with as the bullets stick quite a bit, for hunting i had good results with the shorter cup point pin, has accounted for several deer.

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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