Hi guys, You can use .308 bullets for the Mini 30 with good results. In the 1991 Gundigest there is an article on reloading for the Mini 30. The best results were with .308 bullets. My personel best results are with Seirra's 135 grain Single Shot Pistol bullet in .308. I can consistently shoot 2.5 inch groups with this bullet and have one target that is less than an inch with this bullet. The best I have ever saw from a Mini 30. I have a box of Hornady .310 bullets for the7.62 but have never bothered to use them with the way my gun shoots the seirra bullets. I will eventually get around to trying some other bullets but for now I am quite happy. Fuzzy
I am going to start trying .308 bullets in my mini-30. Currently I am using .310 Hornandy v-max's. I am pretty happy with the load I have worked up at the moment but I am constantly trying to better it. I can consistently get 1.5" groups with the best group last week measuring 1.10" CTC in rain and 15-20 mph winds(was using 28.0g of H335 in Lapua brass and Winchester primers with the 123g v-max's). The second best group measured 1.25" CTC and the others were in the 1.5" range. This week I tried using BLC2 instead of H335 and my best group today in nice sunny weather was 1.15" CTC with 29.5g of BLC2 all other components remain the same. Not to shabby for a mini-30 that only has a synthetic stock(ramline), heavy duty recoil spring, muzzle brake and a cheap 4x40 Tasco.
I have a few cases of Fiocchi SP primers that I'd like to get rid of. Bought them direct and have used them in the past but this lot just won't feed consistently in my Camdex machines. Work fine in the Dillon and tube feeder but I'll never use them up that way so I'm selling them.
I was recently noticing that much of the brass I collect from the range has a huge amount of variations in the primer holes. All the way from .076 to .082 thousands. (these are the SAAMI standards) Has anyone else played with primer hole uniforming ??
I have an older bottle of Markron Bullet and Primer Sealer that was thickening up. Just got off the phone with the co. that makes it. Was told it can be thinned out back to original consistency by adding a bit of Lacquer Thinner to it. I was cautioned to add just a bit at a time or as the lady...
Well I gave up on my 308, AR10. I bet I tried 20 different reloads to try to get it dialed in. No luck past 200 yds.
Was going to rebarel in 6.5 Creedmore, but then I remembered I have a Remington 700, in 7mm mag that I have not shot in about 20 yrs.
Well, put the Vortex PST II on it and took...
I have been loading cast in a few calibers for a long time and love it.
Wondering if anyone here is loading cast in say the Mini-30 or AR platform?
I am at the moment loading some LEE C309-150-F sized .3105
Only cast bullet I have right now that will work for the X39
Will so have the LEE...