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Old 05-05-2019, 02:47 PM
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Default Russian .311 bullets in a 30-06?

I have a sizeable amount of pulled down 7.62x39 bullets and was wondering if I could size them down to .308 through a die and put together a low recoil 30-06 load.
Im not worried about pressure spikes since the AK bullet is just 13grs heavier than the 30 carbine bullet. I am worried about possible damage to the rifling or added wear.

thoughts?
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Old 05-05-2019, 03:01 PM
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Old 05-05-2019, 03:30 PM
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This guy has made a video on doing it

https://youtu.be/nm-uwhud7vQ
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Old 05-05-2019, 04:28 PM
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This guy has made a video on doing it

https://youtu.be/nm-uwhud7vQ



heh heh, I always thought I had too much time on my hand....aaargh
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Old 05-05-2019, 07:25 PM
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No need to resize , just load them as you would .308 diameter bullets and stay at start to mid level powder charges. I have shot thousands of .310-.311 bullets in .30 cal rifles. In one paired test, the .311 bullets were always more accurate in worn M1 barrels. Good Shooting. ...
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Old 05-05-2019, 08:44 PM
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My go to bullets for the past 2-3 CMP match seasons have been those 7.62x39, 123 gr. bullets you're talking about. I shoot them in my 1917 Enfield and Garand with excellent accuracy and low recoil. Your barrel will swage them easily. IMHO, they're perfectly safe to shoot and it's doubtful if they'd have any effect on your barrel.
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Old 05-05-2019, 08:44 PM
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No need to resize , just load them as you would .308 diameter bullets and stay at start to mid level powder charges. I have shot thousands of .310-.311 bullets in .30 cal rifles. In one paired test, the .311 bullets were always more accurate in worn M1 barrels. Good Shooting. ...
+1. Listen to the man. Just don't load hot. Heck, no need to ever load hot anyway, anytime.
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Old 05-06-2019, 05:36 AM
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Anyone remember when those M’98-09, Argentine Mausers came into the U.S., rechambered to 30-06?
A fellow worker bought one . . . .lousy accuracy . . . until I made some “special” ammo using .312” Hornady bullets.
He was cautioned to NOT use them in any other 30-06 rifle.
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Old 05-06-2019, 06:19 AM
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I have had good luck casting lead .311 bullets of 160 grains (that were designed for 7.62x39 rounds) and then sizing them to .309 for use in 30-06 and .308 win rounds.
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Old 05-08-2019, 05:46 PM
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i dont usually comment but i have a lot of scratch and dent ammo from israel i do pull down and salvage what i can i found several 7.62x51 Israeli casing with a 54r api in it i dont know what they were shooting these in may be 98k 308 conversion 1919 ??????
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