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168gr 7.62x39 loads.


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19 minutes ago, gregintenn said:

That wouldn’t leave much room for powder would it? Would a bullet that heavy stabilize in a standard barrel?

Well, I've seen subsonic ammo with rounds this heavy for AKs, that's why I got curious. And as far as how much room for powder is concerned, there's plenty room in case for powder and the projectile, with some to spare.  I mean, you ever loaded 147gr 9mm? That bullet is practically touching the powder on some of those charges. (Yes theres room between bullet and powder still, but very very little)

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LOL! I don’t have any answers, but keep coming up with more questions. You didn’t state what rifle you are loading for, but I’m thinking the standard projectile for a 7.62x39 is .312? Is there such a bullet as heavy as you are wanting? I wouldn’t think you’d get satisfactory results with a .308 bullet.

I’ve never reloaded for this cartridge, mainly because I haven’t ever found any brass for a reasonable price.

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14 minutes ago, gregintenn said:

LOL! I don’t have any answers, but keep coming up with more questions. You didn’t state what rifle you are loading for, but I’m thinking the standard projectile for a 7.62x39 is .312? Is there such a bullet as heavy as you are wanting? I wouldn’t think you’d get satisfactory results with a .308 bullet.

I’ve never reloaded for this cartridge, mainly because I haven’t ever found any brass for a reasonable price.

You are correct about the standard being around .312 its actually .310-.311 but Hornady lists .308 diameter in their manuals for an SKS, which is what I'm shooting out of, and I currently load 155gr Hornady ELD Match bullets, get great performance out of these. Also Hornady makes 7.62x39 brass.

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A friend got a Zastava M92 7.62x39 pistol and mounted a suppressor after doing some quick machine work to the muzzle.  He set it up for Brown Bear 196 grain subsonic ammo and it runs like a sewing machine.  That thing is a hoot to shoot.  I have no idea what Brown Bear puts in the load, but it can definitely be done with a 168.  

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2 hours ago, deerslayer said:

A friend got a Zastava M92 7.62x39 pistol and mounted a suppressor after doing some quick machine work to the muzzle.  He set it up for Brown Bear 196 grain subsonic ammo and it runs like a sewing machine.  That thing is a hoot to shoot.  I have no idea what Brown Bear puts in the load, but it can definitely be done with a 168.  

Thanks mate

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