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JohnInPA
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Posted: 8/5/2013 1:01:39 PM EST
Hey Guys-
Long time ago I decided to reload for the 7.62x39
Has anyone tried plated bullets for this 7.62 Russian round ???
I would like to duplicate factory specs if possible.
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Posted: 8/5/2013 4:30:04 PM EST
I reloaded some Berry's 110gr plated and just used cast bullet data.

2.06" COL

16-19gr of IMR-4198

Win brass

Win primer

Was for a bolt gun, 16gr will not cycle in a gas operated gun 18gr seemed good, did not shoot the 19gr loads yet.

I believe the lyman max load is 19.4gr of IMR 4198.

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Posted: 8/5/2013 7:11:58 PM EST
I haven't gone any further than the mid range charge.

I'm using up some IMR-4198 in these loads.

Haven't worked up to full power loads with them yet.
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Posted: 8/6/2013 2:29:18 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/6/2013 2:29:43 AM EST by steve4102]
I would like to duplicate factory specs if possible.


Not possible according to Berry Bullets.

Their "Plated" 123gr 7.62 x 39 bullets should not exceed 1900fps. That's about 400-500fps below your "factory specs".
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Posted: 8/6/2013 2:54:59 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/6/2013 3:21:41 AM EST by peligro113]
7.62x39 Extreme 123 Plated
26g Acc 1680
2.055 COAL
1.518 Trim
Tula LR
Reminton Brass

Min 2163
Max 2276
Average 2218
SD 45
ES 113

1. 2276
2. 2233
3. 2163
4. 2236
5. 2183


The best group out of my AR15 with a 16" barrel is 1.5 MOA at 100yd still working on load. I used the Hornady 123g SP data from Accurtae powders, bullet held together. This is a load I worked up for my rifle use at your own risk.
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The numbers I got from wolf

7.62x39 Wolf 123 FMJ
Series2 Shots:17
Min. 2228 Max. 2463
Avg. 2342
SD. 77
ES. 235
Shot Speed
1. 2387 ft/sec
2. 2376 ft/sec
3. 2253 ft/sec
4. 2459 ft/sec
5. 2245 ft/sec
6. 2318 ft/sec
7. 2394 ft/sec
8. 2463 ft/sec
9. 2228 ft/sec
10. 2429 ft/sec
11. 2324
12. 2252
13. 2333
14. 2383
15. 2243
16. 2335
17. 2392

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Golden Tiger

7.62x39 Tiger 123 FMJ
Series1 Shots:4
Min. 2464 Max. 2620
Avg. 2536
SD. 68
ES. 156
Shot Speed
1. 2620 ft/sec
2. 2561 ft/sec
3. 2464 ft/sec
4. 2502 ft/sec
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My Hornady reloads shot at 50 yds...yes I pulled the last shot.

7.62x39 Horn 123 SP, 23.7g IMR 4198, Seated to cann, 1.518 Trim, Tula LR

Series6 Shots:3
Min. 2061
Max. 2076
Avg. 2069
SD. 8
ES. 15
ShotSpeed
1. 2076 ft/sec
2. 2061 ft/sec
3. 2070 ft/sec

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