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Dadnabit 01-31-2013 6:01 PM

7.62x54R Reloading Question
 
When buying bullets for 7.62x54 can I pick up any .311 bullets or do I have to get specific lengths? I found some .311 bullets I like but the are labels as follows...

"303 Caliber, 7.7mm Japanese (311 Diameter) 180 Grain Spitzer"

...Will they work in my Mosin Nagant?

Vlad 11 01-31-2013 6:49 PM

those will work.

most in the .310 to .312 range will be ok, but slugging the barrel to determine the bore dia is best way to determine optimum bullet fit.

The lenght usually varies by the grain size

DirtyDave 01-31-2013 10:39 PM

I've used all kinds of bullets in my mosin. from 110gr .308's to 180gr .311's. It shot them all pretty decent. I mostly loaded the 123gr .310 Hornady soft points for plinking by pulling the bullets from surplus ammo and pressing in the hornadys. It like the 165gr TSX too

dougolupski 02-01-2013 4:44 PM

Hijack....
I just picked up some die and projectiles but I am short brass. Do you guys recommend any particular brass or brand of loaded ammo I can shoot then reuse. I had read that S&B has a pretty weak throat and cracks after the first load.

Vlad 11 02-01-2013 10:58 PM

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Originally Posted by dougolupski (Post 10393892)
Do you guys recommend any particular brass or brand of loaded ammo I can shoot then reuse.

Yea, get some Prvi Partizan ammo. Its very good quality brass

dougolupski 02-01-2013 11:51 PM

good deal thank you

Bigtwin 02-02-2013 11:44 AM

Those will all work. Be sure to slug the barrel to know what size your barrel is (Mosins can be all over the place). My m38 is .310 and one of my 91/30's is .314. If you have a Finn I have read they can be true .308.

dougolupski 02-02-2013 11:50 AM

Was already planning on it, I just picked up a sweet little M44 that I still have de snot but my 91/30 is in the .313. Thanks guys sorry for the hijack

CEDaytonaRydr 02-02-2013 8:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dougolupski (Post 10393892)
I just picked up some die and projectiles but I am short brass. Do you guys recommend any particular brass or brand of loaded ammo I can shoot then reuse. I had read that S&B has a pretty weak throat and cracks after the first load.

Lapua just had a great sale on brass; it was like $40 for 100 pieces, or something. (I got 200 :43: )

dougolupski 02-02-2013 9:05 PM

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Originally Posted by CEDaytonaRydr (Post 10408566)
Lapua just had a great sale on brass; it was like $40 for 100 pieces, or something. (I got 200 :43: )

Where was the sale?! I just hit lapua's site and there is no direct sale's, Midway was close to 100.00. You can tell you got my attention with prices like that I would buy 200-400 cases.

G-Man WC 02-02-2013 9:27 PM

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Originally Posted by dougolupski (Post 10408747)
Where was the sale?! I just hit lapua's site and there is no direct sale's, Midway was close to 100.00. You can tell you got my attention with prices like that I would buy 200-400 cases.

I was a great deal :rolleyes:
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...d.php?t=654897

dougolupski 02-02-2013 9:36 PM

Man if I could only go back two months. Primers, Projectiles, Brass oh my. Hopefully in another 6 months or so we can see some deflated prices.

G-Man WC 02-02-2013 9:54 PM

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Originally Posted by dougolupski (Post 10409038)
Man if I could only go back two months. Primers, Projectiles, Brass oh my. Hopefully in another 6 months or so we can see some deflated prices.

Most Lapua brass is about $1 a pop per brass even pre-election.
Not sure why this was such a great deal but I took it. -g

johnny1290 02-02-2013 11:17 PM

oh yeah LOL I bought 300 pcs and I didn't even own a Mosin! I got one now though! :)

CEDaytonaRydr 02-02-2013 11:23 PM

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Originally Posted by dougolupski (Post 10409038)
Man if I could only go back two months. Primers, Projectiles, Brass oh my. Hopefully in another 6 months or so we can see some deflated prices.

...and in 9 months, you'll see "rock bottom" prices because NO ONE will be buying. Just give it a few months... ;)

dougolupski 02-02-2013 11:42 PM

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Originally Posted by CEDaytonaRydr (Post 10409996)
...and in 9 months, you'll see "rock bottom" prices because NO ONE will be buying. Just give it a few months... ;)

Fingers crossed. I did just put in a backorder through Brownells for 5000 small rifle primers and 5000 Large rifle primers. Enough of everything else (except 54R) to load and shoot for the next six months. A year if I get some of the backordered primmers.

Johnny, I hate you. Wanna sell me some:D

Dadnabit 02-03-2013 4:02 PM

Thanks for the info, fella's. I plan to google it, but is there a tool I can get to slug my barrel or is that a gunsmith thing?

Bigtwin 02-03-2013 8:50 PM

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Originally Posted by G-Man WC (Post 10409219)
Most Lapua brass is about $1 a pop per brass even pre-election.
Not sure why this was such a great deal but I took it. -g

It was/is cheaper to buy modern brass rounds and save the brass for reloading. That is how I got all my brass 7.62x54r. Much cheaper than buying Lapua brass by itself.

Vlad 11 02-03-2013 9:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Dadnabit (Post 10415794)
Thanks for the info, fella's. I plan to google it, but is there a tool I can get to slug my barrel or is that a gunsmith thing?



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wild_weasel 02-04-2013 8:05 AM

I have been reloading for the 7.62x45R for my 91/59 and a SAKO M-39. I discovered early on, reloading for other Mosins, that flat based bullets offer the most consistent accuracy. If your rifle of carbine has muzzle wear or damage boat-tail bullets will generally not shoot well. I have had great accuracy using Varget or IMR 4350 with both Speed and Hornady 150gr .311/.312 bullets. Like the 303 British you can extend case like by neck sizing your brass for a given rifle.

Cheers,
W-W


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