With the affordability oh 7.62x39

More expensive to feed, but worth it.
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With the affordability oh 7.62x39

Post by DavidABQ » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:52 pm

With 7.62x39 ammo why is so little said about that cartridge I silhouette? Ammo seems plentiful and modern actions are coming chambered in it.

Why the disinterest?

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Post by Emietenkorte » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:00 pm

Poor long range ballistics... but it might be fun to try anyways.

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Post by DavidABQ » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:14 pm

I didn't realize that. Thank you.

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Re: With the affordability oh 7.62x39

Post by TIMBAR » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:48 pm

There is one being used here in Australia, loaded with Trailboss for a junior girl. It is pretty accurate but stands most rams, I call it "The Mortar".

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Post by 6mmintl » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:12 pm

Problem with 7.62x39mm is the lack of good bullets in .312" diameter.

Now build a rifle using a .308 bore and a 1x13 Palma twist barrel and things change drastically.

Seat a 155 Palma SMK bullet long with 29 grains of AA2230 AND you have a competitive cartridge at 17 moa from 200 to 500 meters.

The 135 SMK is another good bullet for 200/300 meter work.

I have shot many 38, 39/40 x40 military shilouette matches with a cz24 modified action and 2nd hand chamber set back Palma barrel in mil sporter class prone matches in cal.

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Re: With the affordability oh 7.62x39

Post by 6mmintl » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:16 pm

I'm now shooting 6.5 grendel in silhouette with two howa mini 1500 rifles 22" pencil barrel hunter class, and 20" bull barrel mdt chassis std. Rifle class.

Rams all fall with nosler 123 gr8. Custom comp bullets.

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Re: With the affordability oh 7.62x39

Post by dwostler » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:54 am

6mmint, what is your 6.5mm Grendel load?

I built myself one back around 2007 and it loves the Norma 130's.
Share your info please, I can share mine, if you are interested.

My latest experiment is a 300 whisper/blackout in a 700 action.
I will probably change it to a 338 whisper based on the Grendel case.

Thanks, Dennis

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