Was the neck diameter in the cartridge to large to accept the .308 diameter bullet without slipping out.Originally posted by Mule
I loaded some Sierra .308 125gr SP for the SKS I had. They shot fine but accuracy suffered compares to .310" 123gr WW bullets.
NO!! I have successfully used .308 bullets in the SKS, the .303 British, and the 7.65X53mm Belgian/Argentine Mauser. In the Mauser and a Jungle Carbine .303, I got MOA accuracy with the 200-grain Sierra PSPBT. :lol:Originally posted by smg@Dec 29 2002, 03:36 PM
Is any reason that a .308 diameter bullet could not used to reload the 7.62 x 39 mm round?
Karbine Kid-Originally posted by The Karbine Kid@Aug 3 2003, 07:47 AM
Just a question for any of you who reload this cartridge. How mcu can you actually improve your groups? I know that the rifles thaty shoot this cartridge normally aren't know for their accuracy. I've heard that MOA accuracy has been acheived with the .30-30win in some bolt actions guns, because the lever actions aren't capable of that. The 7.62X39mm is balistically comparable to this, although I'm not sure if the case design promotes consistancy. First off, I'd like to know if anyone think the cartridge itself has accuracy potential, and how much you can expect to improve grouping in a military autoloader like an AK-47 clone or SKS.