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Thread: 7.62X39 Bolt Guns for Cast Boolits

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    Quote Originally Posted by nseries View Post
    CENTEX BILL, this is a youth model with a 12.5" pull and 20" lightweight barrel. But for $332.49 shipped using the 5% off discount code "FATHER", I couldn't pass it up.

    https://shop.whittakerguns.com/product/38252

    They now have 2 in stock at this time.
    That Howa and that Cooper 6 mm Mannlicher push lust to new highs for me!!
    Look twice, shoot once.

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    The Ruger Ranch is the only way to go. I believe. I own a CZ and a mini Mauser in 7.62x39 but my Ruger our shoots them consistently. I have already killed 2 deer with my Ruger with the lee 309-150FN PCed over 20.5 grn of IMR4198 and I get sub 1” groups Click image for larger version. 

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    that is as fast as I could cycle and shoot at 125 yards... (why our range is 125 I will never know)


    However my TC compass in 308 will do this.... 15 rounds yes 15 at 50 yards
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    Quote Originally Posted by nekshot View Post
    That Howa and that Cooper 6 mm Mannlicher push lust to new highs for me!!
    Too bad they don't make that Cooper in 7.62x39...but it still would cost more than my truck, suv and "new" van combined.

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    I have the Ruger American Ranch bolt action in 7.62x39. Cast, Wolf, and Federal Amercian Eagle all do 2-3 min at 100 yards off a bag, bipod or lead sled. Accuracy does not improve with a lead sled.

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    Get a 308 Win and load it down to 7.62x39 velocity levels.
    Never seen one that wouldn't shoot cast well.

    Just a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doctorxring View Post
    Get a 308 Win and load it down to 7.62x39 velocity levels.
    Never seen one that wouldn't shoot cast well.

    Just a thought.
    Well sure that works, but then you don't have any excuse to buy a new gun.
    "Quemadmoeum gladis nemeinum occidit, occidentis telum est."

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    I purchased an old norinco bolt gun in 7.62 x39 the barrel was shot out, I was fortunate enough to pick up ruger 7.62 x 39 stainless barrel for next to nothing, it will be one of the last rifles I sell, its not a tack driver but it handles anything I feed it including cast.

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    I would go with the CZ. I recently purchased a Ruger American in .308 and it has become a very nice rifle after adding a Boyd's stock. But I've spent nearly what the CZ costs now and it is a far superior firearm with walnut and steel instead of plastic parts. And the set trigger is priceless. And the CZ comes with iron sights too.

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    The only reason I can see to but a 7.62x39 is to shoot cheap military steel case ammo. Otherwise a 308 will do everything better.

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    Efficiency, the case is the right size to get a midweight 30 caliber bullet to a good velocity for hunting and small enough to fit in a truly small action.
    And a 358 Win does everthing better, better ��
    “You don’t practice until you get it right. You practice until you can’t get it wrong.” Jason Elam, All-Pro kicker, Denver Broncos

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Gibson View Post
    Yes there is.....that's what my bolt gun 7.62x39 is.
    I built my custom bolt action 7.62x39 many years ago when Interarms in Britain was still distributing the Zastava mini-Mauser actions. I ordered a barreled action in the short Russian chambering, bedded it into a synthetic stock, cleaned up the adjustable trigger, and then topped it off with a 2x7 Leupold. It only weighs about 6 pounds all up. I built my rifle over 30 years ago and still have it ... and it's still one of my favorite little carbines!
    Last edited by Reverend Al; 06-19-2018 at 08:27 PM.
    I may have passed my "Best Before" date, but I haven't reached my "Expiry" date!

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    Reverand AL, you rifle nearly duplicates mine. I have a Burris 2-7x scope on mine.

    My little Ruger Hawkeye Compact 7.62x39 is shorter and handier than my Winchester 94 carbine. It kills deer graveyard dead with cast boolits and Hornady 125 jacketed.
    Maker of Silver Boolits for Werewolf hunting.

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    My CZ is also equipped with a Leoupold 2X7 and is very handy with the set trigger.

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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