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I Have Leftover .311 Diameter Plated Bullets

Discussion in 'General Reloading' started by Ten Man, Sep 9, 2017.

  1. runfiverun

    runfiverun G&G Evangelist

    they would be perfect in a Ruger 7.62X39 bolt rifle or for lighter loads in the mini-30.
    they have throats cut for the larger diameter 311-12 bullets.
    [they also have 308 barrels BTW]
    they also shoot well in the 7.65 Argie rifles, and 2 groove 303 mk-IV & many older misurp type 30-06 barrels.

    if you know how to paper patch they would also be good knurled and wrapped for the 32 win or 8 mauser [J&S bores] with some 50% vellum.
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  2. I don't know about the US, BUT, in Canada, there are a lot of 303 Brit rifles. Many thousands of them were sporterized and serve as hunting tools. Those bullets would fit perfectly into a 303 Brit chamber and barrel. Even if they were unsuitable for hunting (FMJ), they can still be used at the range. The lighter bullet would provide for less recoil.
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  3. Further on the 303 British; there used to be lots of surplus military ammo available, but that has dried up over the years. I recently picked up a couple of sporterized 303 Brit rifles and I have a large supply of brass to load. I found some 174 gr commercial bullets, and they were kind of expensive. So, I picked up a batch of bullets pulled from 7.62X39 and will be loading both into my 303 Brit cases. Sell the 7.62X39 pulled bullets to a 303 owner.
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  4. runfiverun

    runfiverun G&G Evangelist

    welcome to the site.
  5. =====

    Well thank you. Is this mostly American or do we have international participation?
  6. runfiverun

    runfiverun G&G Evangelist

    we got some Aussies, a few Canadians, and a couple of Alaskans.
    I think we got a European or two that stops in from time to time.
    but mostly it's your southern cousins.
  7. gandog56

    gandog56 G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Wasn't there somebody from like South Africa or something?
  8. Ten Man

    Ten Man G&G Evangelist

    No takers for the 123 grain .312 plated bullets?
  10. Sell them to somebody who is reloading for Russian 7.62, like the 7.62X54 rifle round, the 7.62 carbine round. Also, anybody who is reloading for .303 British can use them. Anywhere in the British Commonwealth, there will be lots of old 303s around. All the old military surplus has dried up now.
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  11. mdj696

    mdj696 G&G Evangelist

    Would that be Alan de Enfield?
  12. gandog56

    gandog56 G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Nah, that doesn't sound familiar, somebody else.
  13. writerinmo

    writerinmo G&G Evangelist

    Wonder if they'd feed in an AR? I just picked up an upper in 7.62x39 and asked the manufacturer what size bullets I needed to get for reloading and they said .311
  14. Ten Man

    Ten Man G&G Evangelist

    They are standard "Russian" dimension, so they should feed just fine. They worked fine in the AK47 several years ago.