I've heard of people doing that and that there are some limited supplies of Berdan primers to be had. Plus, I understand that it's difficult to remove the primers.They are steel cased and Berdan primed. Would the primer hole have to be drilled out so as to use boxers?
I've heard the same. Here's a link to one of our best sources for information on mosins, 7.62x54r.net's tutorial on doing such: Mosin Nagant Rifle Bore Slugging TutorialI'm no reloader (yet). But according to what I've read, step one in reloading is to slug your barrel before deciding what diameter bullet to use.
Okay; that's a new one on me. I don't even know what Cerrosafe is.
Well, neither have I, actually. It's referenced in a used book I picked up, copyright 1981 (same year I was born). It's titled Handloading by William C. Davis, Jr. and is a publication of the NRA. It's in a section titled "How to make chamber casts" on page 85. It says that "Cerrosafe" is a "bismuth alloy sold by gunsmith supply houses as chamber-cast metal" and has "a low melting-temperature (158°-194°F.)"Okay; that's a new one on me. I don't even know what Cerrosafe is.
Loading guides are generally included with the dies (at least they are with Lee die sets). I have found that 44-45gr. of IMR4895 is a good general purpose powder load for 170-180gr bullets.Just starting out. Trying to get things together. Have all but power and primers. And a GOOD guide for reloading the 7.62X54R? Have any idea where I can get one??:feedback: