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Old 12-28-2013, 03:08 AM   #11
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Awesome! Thanks.

I have plenty of bullets in .313, since that's what I had been using for my m1895 Nagant, though that's about to change. Apparently, my Nagant has a .314 bore, so I'll have to go with a bigger bullet. (no wonder accuracy was a bit off)
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I cast,size and TL this little bullet from Lee for my brother to shoot in his CZ-52. Bullet is cast from plain WW alloy put through the Lee .311" push through sizer then heat treated and water quenched to retain a higher overall BHN them tumble lubed. His bore is .309" groove to groove.

http://leeprecision.com/mold-dc-311-93-1r.html

Not sure what powder he is using but I believe it's Unique and Bullseye,he makes his own brass from once fired .223 cases that he reforms to 7.62 x 25 and is pushing the load up around 1300 fps. The loads cycle reliably and give excellent accuracy with no leading.

As to J bullet he shoot both the Hornady .308" 86 gr. RNSP and .309" 90 gr.
XTP HP. Graf has the RNSP in stock https://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/product/productId/25653

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Awesome! Thanks.

I have plenty of bullets in .313, since that's what I had been using for my m1895 Nagant, though that's about to change. Apparently, my Nagant has a .314 bore, so I'll have to go with a bigger bullet. (no wonder accuracy was a bit off)
Just start on the low end of bullet size and work up till you find that gun's sweet spot.
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To save money buying multiple sizers, try .001 over bore first. That is most likely to give good results. WTS, I shoot .310 cast gas checks through all my .30 caliber rifles, .308, .30-30, .30-06 and 7.62 X 39. It is a compromise diameter that works well enough in all.

Going too far over size can cause chambering issues
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The CZ-52 has a tight chamber. Using any bullet above .308 can cause chambering problems. The CZ-52 was made to accept the 20% higher pressures Sub-Gun ammo.
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