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Offline Walk Softly

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.308 or .312 bullets for 7.62X25?
« on: November 06, 2002, 05:23:28 PM »
I was of the opinion that the 7.62 X25 required a .308 bullet.  I recieved a new Sierra 50th anniversary edition loading manual for handguns today, it show a .312 bullet!

Offline Radom

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.308 or .312 bullets for 7.62X25?
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2002, 08:38:36 PM »
The Tokarev has a groove diameter of .309-.310, according to my info.  I sure as heck wouldn't use a .312 if that is correct.  I believe that most loaded ammo is .309.  I would put some calipers to your favorite loaded ammo.  

I don't have a 7.62x25 pistol, or I could probably help more.  Did you check with The Old Western Scrounger?
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.308 or .312 bullets for 7.62X25?
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2003, 08:21:43 PM »
Most reloaders use a .308 or.309 jacketed bullet.  Cast lead bullets are usually .310 - .3110]

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.308 or .312 bullets for 7.62X25?
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2003, 12:18:20 AM »
FWIW, I've loaded .308 bullets in my 7.62x54R Dragunov and they work fine.  I don't see any harm in trying it, but you might find accuracy lacking if your bore is significantly looser.  

Only way to find out is to slug the barrel.

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