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Thread: Cast bullet load 7.62x54r

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    Boolit Master
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    Cast bullet load 7.62x54r

    Here is what I have. I casted lee 155 grain bullets that I coated with Hi-Tek & gas checks. The powder I have on hand 3031 & 4064.
    At this point I will be shooting 100 yard max. Can these powders work well with this combo. What load should I start with.


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    Sounds like you need a Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook 4th Edition. I would start with their recommended starting load.
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    Yes, 3031 will do well. Somewhere between 32 and 36 grains should be a sweet spot. Be prepared for the rifle to shoot low, at least, that was my experience. THE M-44 that I had liked 35.5 grains with a 311-291, slightly heavier boolit but the only 30 cal mold I had at the time that cast large enough to fit the .313 barrel grooves. Check your rifle’s bore before loading a bunch, though, the bores on those very considerably, from .308 up to .315.
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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