GUN Trip to Cabelas, and ? for Mosin reloaders

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  1. Cannondale

    Cannondale OT Supporter

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    I had nothing else to do after work, so Cabelas turned into my destination. I picked up a Classic Lee Loader in 7.62x54R and a case trimer for the same caliber. I also bought a box of 7.62x54r Wolf Gold, 180 grain soft point, that I plan on reloading after I shoot it.

    My question is, does anyone have a good load they use for this caliber, preferably 180 grain, but an 150 grain load would be good too. I see some real potential in my 91/30, and think some accurate loads would be a good place to start.
     
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    didnt the lee dies come with some loads? i would start there and work your way to what does good for you
     
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    They come with some, but they are reliant on the dipper that comes with the loader.
     
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    Get a real scale and a book. You will need them anyway.


    I would stick with a manual like the Lee one, if you get one from a bullet or powder maker it will only cover their products.
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    dot, especially on the scale

    though I wonder how many books actually have 7.62x54R info
     
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    My father just checked his book, and there are a few pages of loads for this calber, including a 125 grain one thats 3000+fps. :eek3:

    Apparently though, there is a Varget load for 180 grain that isn't a copressed load, so I am happy.
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    I'd check my speer manual but I don't know where it's at; I know the Nosler manual has nothing though :hs:
     
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    Yeah, Nosler doesn't make any .311 bullets, so I could understand that.
     
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    The lee 2nd etd book has about 3 pages worth of loads, may be worth looking at
     
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    They're building a cabelas in my town. It should be up in October. :x:

    Wife applied there, fucking win if she gets the job. :bowdown:
     
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    That would be awesome. Is your Cabelas going to have the deli in it? I had some ostritch at mine the other day, it was pretty good.
     
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    According to the website they're hiring for the deli so i can only assume it will. :o

    By the end of the year I'll have a cabelas within 5 minutes and a bass pro within 20 :coold:
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    They're both great to browse around in but their prices can almost always be beat.
     
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    hopefully not after employee discount :o
     
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    they dont give you the load in grains?
     
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    They do, but they are all reliant on the dipper. Meaning they only give you the loads that the equivilent volume of the poweder charge is close to the volume of the dipper they include. I discovered though, that there is a 180 grain load, that uses the powder I use already (Varget) that is fairly close to the .308 load I use (powder charge wise). So that is where I believe I will start. The loads faster than it it are compressed powder loads, which I am not really ready to start into with my loading equipment (Classic Lee Loader).

    I bought some 180 grain Sierra Pro Hunters and 100 rounds of new 7.62x54R brass from Graf and Sons yesterday, so when those get here, I will get to loading.
     
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    i have some brass cased SP ammo i would sell ya
     
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    general question, but why do you reload x54? it seems to me that it would still be cheaper to buy milsurp....
     
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    It is cheaper to buy milsurp, but it is all FMJ ammo. I want some soft point rounds for hunting. Plus it is all corossive, and even though I clean my rifles out the same day I shoot them, I don't really want to rely on that, in case I just simply couldn't for some reason. Not to metion, the surplus stuff is still production ammo, and will never be as consistant as handloads.
     
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    ah, got it.
     
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    Most of their optics prices could still be beat with a 10-15% discount, they're insane.
     
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