What's the Consensus About Running Oversized Bullets?
I’m wondering what the consensus is on running bullets 0.003” oversized?
My Gewehr 88 has an “S” barrel, and was rechambered to take the original 7.92x57JS load – the S Patrone, the bullet of which had a body of 0.321” and a short driving band of 0.323”.
I’ve been shooting low- to mid-range loads (depending upon whose data you go by) using 0.318” bullets.
Now, those bullets are on the custom price side of the line. Premium 0.321” bullets (think LeveRevolution) are actually cheaper, and standard .32-20 bullets are less expensive yet.
Additionally, I’d like something that starts engaging the rifling well just a bit sooner – I’d like to play with this, anyway, see how accuracy is.
Does anyone see any problem with this? My bore slugs to 0.310”x0.318”.
I don’t personally think it would be an issue.
P.S. It’s been suggested I cast for this rifle. Honestly, I don’t want to. I don’t like the idea of casting for smokeless rifles. Just a silly idea I have. Thanks again, J.S.
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