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Old 11-20-2010, 07:51 AM   #1
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Default Looking to buy heavy grained 7.62x39 ammo

I would like to find a supplier for 7.62x39, with heavier grained ammo than is currently offered. (ie) 147 gr and up. Any one have any ideas ? I have allready tried " Double tap ", that did not work out. I believe that the potential of the 7.62x39 round can be attained w/ heavier bullets. I do not reload. Hoping someone can point me to a supplier.
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Old 11-20-2010, 03:44 PM   #2
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I really don't think you will find anything out of the 122..125gr class. The SK and AK both use a gas system that works with 123gr+- bullets. Barrel twist is the next issue. You would need a faster twist than is currently produced to stablize a heavier projectile. This is the only 150gr I know of.
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My Yugo SKS shows measurably better groups with the 154 grain Wolf SP loads, vs. the standard 123 grain FMJ loads. But, with handloading, my 123 gr. loads are tighter yet.
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the 7.62x39 case is pretty limited capacity wise. loading your own is the only real option maybe other than this for hunting:

Hornady Manufacturing Company :: Ammunition :: Rifle :: Choose by Caliber :: 7.62X39 :: 7.62X39 123 gr V-MAX™ Steel Case
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Yeah, I tried reloading some with 150 grain bullets, but it was compacting the powder really bad.
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Several companies make a nice 150 gr. bullet you can load in the X39 Speer,Sierra .311 are the most common I also like the Priv Partizan .311 150 gr. SP when Graf has them in stocks,which has been awhile.

I get excellent results with all three bullets loaded to 2.200 inches,no compressed load problems using Reloader #7 and the data from the Lee manual. I've also loaded lots of Bulgarian Surplus 149 and 182 gr. FMJ's for plinking ammo. The old 182's put a pretty good thump on steel plates.
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