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Posted: 2/14/2006 3:12:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/14/2006 4:02:32 PM EDT by triburst1]
I was just wondering, has anyone tried lighter bullets in the 90-100 grain range in the 7.62x39mm?

It seems like such a round mighht have great potential.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 4:00:51 PM EDT
I think hornaday is the only one marketing light bullets in .311 dia, and they offer only the 122gr soft point, I may be wrong though, I havn't bought any of these in a long time.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 5:55:40 PM EDT
I think a 7.62x39 Accelerator (sabot) type bullet might be cool.

Say...a 75 Gr. .224 dia bullet with a sabot to .30 cal.

Get velocities up around 3300 or so...
Hmmmm....where is my bullet puller and those 30-30 Accelerators
that i'm never going to shoot....

Time to start playing...

KyARGuy
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 8:20:40 PM EDT
Just load .308 bullets in whatever weight you want.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 8:59:24 PM EDT
is this for real???? explain and give some picts if you gotem!!!
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 10:08:16 PM EDT
.308 bullets won't work right, the AK takes .311. Basically the same diameter as a .303 or as 7.62x54R. So if you can find bullets like that, that's what you want. That is also why a lot of American ammo doesn't work right in AK's, we assume 7.62 is automatically .308, but in the AK and SKS, it's really .311. For reference, 7.92 Mauser is .323. I'd like to see a load that makes 7.62x39 perform like a typical JSP deer load in .30-30 myself. The cartridge has the potential and it would turn AK's and SKS's into good deer rifles, could evem make them superior to the Mini-30. After all, most deer are taken at ranges around 70 yards and the minimum necessary accuracy for deer hunting is 8 inches at 100 yards. An AK is definitely capable of that and could do more if someone would take the time to market better ammo. We need an American-made steel-cased 7.62x39 JSP round (loaded with the correct diameter .311 bullet), with non-corrosive primers, that offers .30-30 ballistics.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 6:18:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bob1984:
.308 bullets won't work right, the AK takes .311. Basically the same diameter as a .303 or as 7.62x54R. So if you can find bullets like that, that's what you want. That is also why a lot of American ammo doesn't work right in AK's, we assume 7.62 is automatically .308, but in the AK and SKS, it's really .311. For reference, 7.92 Mauser is .323. I'd like to see a load that makes 7.62x39 perform like a typical JSP deer load in .30-30 myself. The cartridge has the potential and it would turn AK's and SKS's into good deer rifles, could evem make them superior to the Mini-30. After all, most deer are taken at ranges around 70 yards and the minimum necessary accuracy for deer hunting is 8 inches at 100 yards. An AK is definitely capable of that and could do more if someone would take the time to market better ammo. We need an American-made steel-cased 7.62x39 JSP round (loaded with the correct diameter .311 bullet), with non-corrosive primers, that offers .30-30 ballistics.




Dunno what rock you've been under, but .308 bullets work fine in a .311 diameter bore.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 1:17:36 PM EDT
You can use 'em but you might not get the desired "accuracy"... If you can even call it that...
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 2:11:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/15/2006 2:12:04 PM EDT by Henry-Krinkle]
heres a company that produces a 7.62x39 round that boasts 112grain with 3100fps

www.rbcd.net/Personal%20Defense%20Ammo.htm
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 5:00:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 0612Devil:
You can use 'em but you might not get the desired "accuracy"... If you can even call it that...



+1, exactly. Might as well try shooting 9mm Makarov bullets (9.2mm) in a 9mm Para or a .380 cartridge (9.02mm) or vice-versa. It'll go bang, but it's not going to work right in terms of accuracy or (more importantly) chamber pressures. Hell, try loading a .303 British bullet in a .30-'06 cartridge and tell me what happens lol (don't try it).
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 7:29:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Henry-Krinkle:
heres a company that produces a 7.62x39 round that boasts 112grain with 3100fps

www.rbcd.net/Personal%20Defense%20Ammo.htm




That's rbcd super ammo... You wouldn't want your target to literally explode. You wouldn't be able to prove self defense...!
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