need a load for 7.62x39 with a 220gr

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  1. g1en

    g1en G&G Newbie

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    hi there
    need some help to load a 7.62x39 with a 220gr ,i will only be shooting this round out to 70yrds ,for shooting hogs in the bail in thick bush ,only powder we get here is IMR and AR any help would be great ,thanks :)
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    sure it,s 220gr. ?
  3. texnmidwest

    texnmidwest Sir Loin of Beef Forum Contributor

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    Not sure about the loading. First thought that comes to mind is the length and size of that 220g pill may not feed or load into what you are shooting it out of.

    150g bullet may be a better place to start. Not much bigger than the current bullet.

    Just a thought.
  4. robertw

    robertw G&G Newbie

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    220 for 7.62 x54 maybe?
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    samuel G&G Newbie

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    Use a .12ga with slugs!!! sam.
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    texnmidwest Sir Loin of Beef Forum Contributor

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    If the 12g is an option that is the best brush gun shy of a 458win mag!
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    gandog56 G&G Enthusiast

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    You have to be joking me.
  8. mx308250

    mx308250 G&G Newbie

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    I used to load 425gr in my 7.62x54r, it had quite an excessive recoil. Now i loaded it down with 75gr HP bullets, its one heck of a prairie dog killer.
  9. g1en

    g1en G&G Newbie

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    yeh its a 308 220gr projectile that i want to put in to the 7.62x39 its a single shot so the rounds dont need to go in to a mag and the 220gr will fit the chamber i heard of a guy that shot pigs with what he call a 220gr jack hammer in 7.62x39,i think it mite of been a sub sonic ,but can i load this projectile with a imr or ar powder with the bullet seated out ,ive just got ten 220gr projectiles sitting round ,have done some 150gr nosler bts for it but just want to no if 220gr can be done
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    gandog56 G&G Enthusiast

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    Number one, a .308 is not the correct bullet diameter to use for 7.62X39. Number two, the 7.62X39 was never designed to push such a large hunk of lead.
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    cjleete G&G Enthusiast

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    I'm thinking of an incredible spike in chamber pressure when that sucker discharges, I wouldn't want to be close to you when you try this.
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    dmsbandit G&G Newbie

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    My SKS shoots .308 caliber 130 grain HPs just fine. About 2" groups at 100 yds for the whole mag.

    As far as the 220 grain bullets, why? Load some 150 grain .308 Partitions to about 2100 FPS and they'll kill anything you'll ever dare to kill with a 7.62x39.
  13. g1en

    g1en G&G Newbie

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    cool ive done some 150gr nosler bt, then i come across this 220gr jackhammer and just wanted to give it ago ,but if 150 is the best bet il go with that ,
  14. g1en

    g1en G&G Newbie

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    308 is not the correct bullet but has been used for years in 7.62x39 and shoots fine as for 7.62x39 shooting a 220gr bullet yes it can and if you google it you find that they sell 220gr 7.62x39 ammo but what i want to no is how to load it and test it to see if its any good ,if not i will go with 150gr ,i will try to test it before i say it cant be done or if its a waste of time
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    matt760 G&G Enthusiast

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    if .308 is not the correct bullet for the x39, then what is? is it a bit larger like the .303 Brit? and isnt the x54R a little bigger too--like a .311 or .312?
  16. samuel

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    Commonly .311 is more accurate but it varies.If you have doubts,slug the barrel.You can also try both and see which is more accurate. sam.
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    Constantine1911 G&G Newbie

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    12gauge slug enough for ?
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  19. samuel

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    After thinking on it,he may be onto something.Remember the .300 Whisper? sam.
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    g1en G&G Newbie

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    thanks for the link this helps heaps
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