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01-05-2009, 10:14 AM
Who knows where I can get some 7.62 x 39 lead free so I can hunt the filthy oinkers in FHL?
01-05-2009, 10:54 AM
Funny you ask, I've been searching for lead free 30-30 to use on walking bacon at FHL also.
01-05-2009, 1:18 PM
for 30-30 try this.
01-05-2009, 2:37 PM
Or try this
01-05-2009, 3:24 PM
Search for CorBon DPX
01-05-2009, 4:28 PM
01-05-2009, 4:34 PM
when are you going to FHL skateboarder?
01-05-2009, 4:37 PM
01-05-2009, 5:46 PM
A frangible round for pigs???????? You'll need deep penatration not a frangible round, additionally the bullet must be a Ca tested and certified projectile.
I would not recommend driving all the way to FHL with out Barnes or Nosler E-bullets. Buy some reloading dies and have some ammo loaded up for your rifle. I'm out of state at the moment but should be able to get you some load data next week.
From the DFG web site;
§355. Ammunition Authorized for Taking Big Game and Nongame Birds and Nongame Mammals in Condor Range.
In addition to those conditions provided for in sections 353 and 475, only centerfire rifle, centerfire pistol, muzzleloading, shotgun slug, and rimfire ammunition using projectiles certified pursuant to this section as containing no lead (as defined by subsection 353(h)) shall be used for the taking of big game and nongame birds and nongame mammals in condor range (see subsection 353(h)).
(a) Ammunition Certification Process. Any person or manufacturer of ammunition or projectiles wishing to have their ammunition or projectiles certified for hunting big game or nongame birds and nongame mammals in condor range shall submit the information identified in subsections (b)(1)-(5) to the California Department of Fish and Game, Wildlife Programs Branch, Sacramento. The Department shall accept or reject the request within 60 days of receipt. The ammunition or projectiles whose request has been accepted will be added to the list entitled “Certified ammunition and projectiles for hunting big game and nongame birds and nongame mammals in condor range” maintained by the Department.
(b) Information required for consideration of certification:
(1) Name of Manufacturer of ammunition or projectile, address, and contact information.
(2) For ammunition certifications, information shall specify as to caliber, cartridge designation, and projectile. Projectile specifications shall include unique identifying characteristics and percent content of lead by weight.
(3) For projectile certifications, information shall specify as to unique identifying characteristics and percent content of lead by weight.
(4) Signed statement verifying that all information provided is accurate.
(5) Digital color image of projectile or ammunition.
(c) The Department shall determine, based on information supplied, if the projectile contains less than the percent lead content by weight as defined in 353(h).
(d) The Department shall update the list of certified ammunition and projectiles no less than once annually and make it available to hunters.
(e) The Department shall decertify and remove from the list any projectiles or ammunition if information is received that it does not meet the standards set forth in subsection (b) within 60 days of receipt.
01-05-2009, 5:52 PM
Midway and Natchez are both out of stock on the 123gr Corbon DPX, if you can find some in stock that would be an excelent choice for the 7.62x39.
good luck with the hunt.
01-05-2009, 11:10 PM
i buy barnes TSX or MRX and handload, seems to be the cheapest option.
01-06-2009, 5:42 AM
The list of certified ammunition can be found here: www.dfg.ca.gov/wildlife/hunting/condor/certifiedammo.html
Ammo Brothers makes a certified 7.62x39
01-06-2009, 6:33 AM
They have 7.62x39 123 GR. DPX HUNTER in stock.
01-06-2009, 6:39 AM
[QUOTE=Trapper;1857481]A frangible round for pigs???????? You'll need deep penatration not a frangible round, additionally the bullet must be a Ca tested and certified projectile.
You are so very right. Thank you!
I love this site.
01-07-2009, 11:22 AM
for 30-30 try this.
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/55499-5.html Which is between 4 and 5 times what I've paid for .30-30 elsewhere...:mad: As for 7.62x39, just use steelcore and take head shots.
01-07-2009, 12:52 PM
Where do I get steel core?
01-07-2009, 6:19 PM
Russian military surplus.
01-08-2009, 6:32 AM
Is that a web site? If not do you have a link to a place that has the steel core?
01-08-2009, 3:06 PM
It isnt a website but here is a link to a gunbroker auction with some chinese made steel core ammo.
01-09-2009, 2:20 PM
20rds - 7.62x39 Corbon DPX 123gr. Solid Copper Hollow Point Ammo $33.99
01-09-2009, 2:55 PM
01-09-2009, 3:04 PM
That barnes copper stuff would be better than steel core.. but more expensive.
01-09-2009, 4:15 PM
Do you think the filthy oinker is going to care what price my bullet was when I blow his brain on to a beautiful majestic CA oak?
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