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Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by hoganfireman, Nov 7, 2011.
I'm a newbie reloader, and need a good recipe for my mosin. I don't want to blow my face off. Help!
Hogan- Mark Twain once said- the problem with the internet, is you have a hard time verifying the information found there.
Be VERY careful about load data given you over the net from anonymous sources. For all you can tell, I am 12 years old, and Mom does not know I am on the computer. I'm NOT- but you have no way of KNOWING that.
Now I will get down off'n my soapbox, and give you a link-
Cartridge Loads - Hodgdon Reloading Data Center - data.hodgdon.com
All of the powder companies have a website with recipes. THEM I would trust!
I don't know c3, how do we know Hodgdon's not run by a group of 12 year olds whose mama's don't know they're playing chemist?
Can I reuse the russian brass?
no not the steel cased stuff. all the russian ammo ive run across is steel cased.
a lot of the brass cased stuff is berdan primed which is also not readily reloadable.
the latest hornady load manual has a lot of 7.62x54r loadings
When looking for reloadable ammo look for brass case, boxer primed.
Really? Dang. I'm way behind on the news, I thought he died a long time ago.
Trip- nice of you to notice that. Maybe it was Tom Jefferson that said that.
To the original poster- look inside a fired cartridge case. One flash hole or two? Two is not easily reloadable. Takes special depriming tool, different size and type primer. While steel cases CAN be reloaded, not easily.
Does lee make a Berdan depriming tool? Can I ruin a normal depriming rod if I punch through the web?
The anvil is built into the case, not the primer. The primers are a different size also.
It should be easy enough to get new brass for this cartridge. You can probably work up some nice loads.
Winchester is now selling reloadable ammo. Don't know how long they've been selling it, I think it's been a while though.
The Winchester white box ammo shoots pretty well and the brass is reloadable and works great. With all of the ammo and components that are available for this cartridge I for one wouldn't spend the time trying to work with brass that is Berdan primed. With a good custom load I think some great shooting might come from a Mosin.
I for one am not going to bother with even attempting to reload for my mosin, I already get great accuracy out of mine.
Thats news to me, Ive never seen it.. I looked everywhere and ended up having to buy two boxes of norma ammo....
I wouldnt be in such a hurry to reload for my mosin... But all I find surplus wise is the 150 gr. light ball and my scope is calibrated for 180 gr. heavy ball.. As well I found surplus ammo is not the most exact.. I took some 7.62x54 apart to make into Arisaka rounds.. Bullet weights varied 1-2 grs. powder varied from .5-2.0 grs. difference...
The Win. WB 54r ammo has been around a number of years S & B of the Czech Republic make the Win. metric brands of ammo including there 7.62 x 25 an 9 x 18 Mak. ammo S & B is usually cheaper than the Win. ammo both are boxer primed and reloadable.
Prvi Partizan is your best bet for reloadable brass it's also in my opinion a better quality brass and much thicker in the web area than the Win/S & B I use both brands of brass.
The biggest problem with getting great accuracy in some Mosin's is that the bullet dia. from various countries are the same size but the bore dia. in the rifles vary a lot.