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7.62x54R Bullet Diameter
Discussion regarding the reloading of ammunition and tuning of loads for accuracy
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GUTS
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 6:30 pm    Post subject: 7.62x54R Bullet Diameter Reply with quote

I have a couple of Mosin Nagants that I shoot mostly Czech Silvertip through. I have a couple of boxes of American made ammo that I would like to reload. I read somewhere that the ComBloc 7.62 is .311 instead of .308. Is this correct? And where do I find .311 bullets to use in my reloading? Thanks
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:32 pm    Post subject: Re: 7.62x54R Bullet Diameter Reply with quote

That is correct. The 7.62x54R, 7.62x39, 7.7 Jap, and .303 British all use the same diameter bullet. For your purposes, any bullet that works in the 303 Brit will work in you Soviet rifle. They are available from most reloading suppliers.

I would suggest that if you persist in shooting the Nagant, you should also get an SMLE to balance out. That way, you will want to buy twice as many bullets to keep them both fed. Wink

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:09 pm    Post subject: Re: 7.62x54R Bullet Diameter Reply with quote

FALPhil....you'll get our mate GUTS shot by his missus.....either that or she'll come a'huntin' you for eggin' him on mate. Laughing

For the record...I agree wholeheartedly with you. Embarassed Hiding Laughing

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:22 pm    Post subject: Re: 7.62x54R Bullet Diameter Reply with quote

I use .311 Dia. to reload and they work fine. The 303 brit works great. Sierra makes a nice bullet. If you go to mosin nagant.com they have some good reloading data.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 7:08 pm    Post subject: Re: 7.62x54R Bullet Diameter Reply with quote

Thanks for the help fellas. I can't help but let you know that my sweetie is a little different from a lot of gals, she not only likes me to buy guns and ammo, she sometimes buys them for me(she's a keeper)! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 2:27 pm    Post subject: Re: 7.62x54R Bullet Diameter Reply with quote

WARNING: A difference is in bore diameter between mosins. Mosins of eastern europe (Russia, Romania, Czech republic, etc) has .311 bore diameter. Finn mosins and western copies (US and others) has .308 bore diameter. Be sure which type you have!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:25 am    Post subject: Re: 7.62x54R Bullet Diameter Reply with quote

Thanks ares, both of mine are Russian, one Tula and one Izvesk.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:26 am    Post subject: Re: 7.62x54R Bullet Diameter Reply with quote

Then do not be afraid and buy Sierra Match King 174gr bullets, which are probably the best for reloading 7.62x54R
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:19 pm    Post subject: Re: 7.62x54R Bullet Diameter Reply with quote

Hey Guts looks like you and young cary are two lucky fellars Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:49 pm    Post subject: Re: 7.62x54R Bullet Diameter Reply with quote

Slug the bore and find out.
Can't go wrong that way.

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