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Thread: Trying to find a good mold for 7.62x39 for an ak-47

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    Boolit Master
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    I wish it was Imi, it's actually fms headstamps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strtspdlx View Post
    Do you guys anneal these cases? And have you ever seen them I'm small pistol primer?
    I anneal cases when the necks start splitting. So far I've found no need with any 7.62x39 cases.

    My R-P 7.62x39 cases has SR primer pockets.
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    Yeah I meant small rifle primers. No idea whyno wrote small pistol other then work is hectic.

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    I’ve had good success with Lee C312-155 and C309-170 FN in an AR-15 chambered in 7.62X39 loaded in Winchester brass using 2400.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fatelk View Post
    Larry, or anyone else, how is the 160gr TL version of this bullet, as compared to the 155?

    I’m not a big fan of tumble lubing but I powder coat now so I thought I’d see how the six cavity 312-160 TL mood works.
    The Lee TL bullets rifle or handgun take PC just fine, I haven't tumble lube mine since I started PC'ing bullets. I'll coat up a few over the weekend and post a pic but you want be disappointed doing it yourself.

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    Anyone try the Unique loads in Lyman's books? I'll be running a gas checked 140 grain cast bullet.

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    I've had excellent luck with the Lee .312, 160 grain TL bullet 2X coated with Harbor Freight red. I can usually keep 10 rounds inside four inches at 100 yards through a 59/66 SKS.

    Back when I was using Xlox tumble lube, I had problems with my WASR 10 soldering the piston into the gas block whenever I shot more than five or six shots spaced less than @ a minute apart. I never had that problem with either of my SKS's.

    I recently got a Mihec .308 Hunting Hollowpoint mold (mainly for use in 30-30 and .308), I intend to try them out in 7.62x39 if I can ever get a round tuit...
    7.62 NATO, It's kinda like 5.56 NATO, but for men...

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    Groovy Mike I ran my 135gn noe at 10.5 grains of unique and saw pressure signs and my 155gn lee at 10gn unique and saw pressure signs. Neither would cycle the action ever.

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    First try with the 7.62x39 today. 15 grains 2400 under the Lee TL 160, Lee lube with a g/c.
    Shot from an AK, cycled the action nicely, brass ended up 5 feet to the right, 8-10 feet forward as opposed to the standard moon launch trajectory of factory ammo. I like it!

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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