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Thread: Lee 7.62 x 39mm 160 grain Cast bullet loads?

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    Boolit Man
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    Question Lee 7.62 x 39mm 160 grain Cast bullet loads?

    I have cast some 160 grain bullets using Lee's CTL 312-160-2R mold and can't find any load data for it.

    I am praying that someone here can give me a start or point me in the direction to find some load data.

    It will be fired from a norinco bolt action chambered in 7.62x39mm. The bullets will be gas checked, so does that mean I can use the 160 grain jacketed data?
    Also the bullets can out of the mold in ice cold water to try and harden them up.

    I am really new to cast bullet reloading.

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    Go to steves pages and look there

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    Start at 24 gr of 4895 and work up to 28 gr in 1/2 gr increments. My Mini MKX bolt action likes 27 gr of H4895 with the Lee bullet in R-P cases with SR primers and the Russian SKS likes 26 gr with IMI or W-W cases with LR primers.

    Larry Gibson

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    Heres some good 7.62 Soviet reading for ya!http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?t=13453
    If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck!

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    Use 150 jacketed data but stop a grain short of listed max.

    It's a very cast bullet friendly cartridge.
    Sometimes you gotta wonder if democracy is such a good idea.

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    Where can I find steves page?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7.62Man View Post
    Where can I find steves page?
    http://www.stevespages.com/

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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