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reloading for the mini-30

  1. Rifle Reloading Forum
    I have never reloaded 7.62X39mm. I am thinking about reloading for my Mini-30. When I measured the bore the other day with calipers, it was a tad over .308. Is this a normal bore size, for a series 189 Mini-30? What size bullets would give the best accuracy for this bore? Thanks for any help.
  2. Rifle Reloading Forum
    I have a mini-30 stainless "189" series. Was wondering which bullet would be best to reload. .311 or .308. Any help in finding the right answer would be a great help. I have shot some military wolf brand ammo in it and it seems to group pretty good. I know the best way to do it, is to slug it...
  3. Rifle Reloading Forum
    I have been using the Hornady Perfect Crimp die to crimp all of my handloads for the Mini Thirty, and it has done an exemplary job. However, accuracy has not been anything to write home about. I recently read in two of my reloading manuals that crimping degrades accuracy and that it should...
  4. Rifle Reloading Forum
    I'm currently loading 150g jacketed bullets over 23.5g H4198 for @ 2100fps. I like it and it's accurate. Been casting for years so I made the leap and bought a .30 cal Lee 150g GC mould for my Mini which I plan to load over the same charge. I am wanting to load to maximum velocity, not target...
  5. Rifle Reloading Forum
    Any of you handloaders with some free time out there want to do some extensive bullet testing for the mini-30? I'm not looking for accuracy test just bullet performance in wet phone books or whatever. I will supply the bullets and the brass and you supply the powder, primers and the time. I...
  6. Rifle Reloading Forum
    Maybe some of you have seen this already, but I see that Barnes is coming out with a "Triple Shock X" bullet for the 7.62x39. This might be " the one" I'm looking for. Kind of spendy ($41.00 / 50) but if I just use them for deer hunting, I could handle it. My mini is a .311 bore. Not a lot of...
  7. Rifle Reloading Forum
    Hi everyone! I'm a new member but a long time lurker. I have received tons of great information here. Thanks to everyone! I've been loading the 7.62x39 for about 5 yrs. Just basic hunting loads for whitetails. I've tried different bullets and found the Sierra 125 gr. FNHP to really knock'em...
  8. Rifle Reloading Forum
    I need a good hunting load for the mini-30.
  9. Rifle Reloading Forum
    Does any one out ther load 308 projectiles in their mini 30 and what kind of results do you find. Is there a big difference between those and the 311 dia. results?
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