7.62x 54r

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by losack, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. losack

    losack New Member

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    Anyone loading 7.62x54r? I know the bullet diameter is 3.11. I am loading for a Romanian PSL.

    I believe the intended "sniper" load was 152 gr. most of the surplus stuff varies from 148 to around 180gr.

    Thanks for the help. If I get suggestions I will try to work up a few loads. Some have suggested pulling 148 gr from surplus and using them in brass casings.

    Thanks
     
  2. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Yes, .311 is the bore diameter. I have checked a few loadings though and found some bullets to have .312 diameter. These tend to shoot more accurately in my Mosin, but it has a pretty worn bore.

    .303 British also uses .311 bullets.

    Russian 7n1 Sniper ammo uses a 152gr bullet
     

  3. losack

    losack New Member

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    Thanks that's in line with what my research shows. I think the Jap load is also 3.11. I haven't slugged the bore or anything on mine but the mil-specs seem to show 3.11.
     
  4. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    Im getting ready to reload for my Mosin 91/30... Anyone have data for 150 gr. bullet at around 2800 fps, using RL-15? My books have data but the test rifle was a M44 and the velocitys are different...
     
  5. 51colt

    51colt New Member

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    308 dia bullets are worth trying my M39 and 1948 M44 shoot them well. My 1934 91/30 does not like them. Here are two loads my guns like.

    165-168gr 308dia bullets
    44gr IMR 4064

    123gr 310 dia bullets (7.62x39 bullets)
    50gr IMR4064

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  6. gschnarr

    gschnarr New Member

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    I use my 91-30s and M44s for hunting and have had very good luck with the speer 2217 which is a .311 150gr soft point. Hornady also makes a .3105 in 174gr HPBT. Just a couple of additional options.