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Old November 16, 2011, 07:29 PM   #1
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Prvi Partizan bullets

Has anyone here used Prvi Partizan bullets for reloading? They have a specific size I've been looking for that's hard to find but I've never heard much about people using them yet. Any particular experiences or observations? In particular I'm looking at the 150 grain FMJBT in .311 diameter to be used in the 7.62x54R to feed my forthcoming PSL.
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Old November 16, 2011, 08:05 PM   #2
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Buy some and weigh them. They might be fine bullets.

On the other hand, bullets aren't hard to find in that caliber.

Sierra makes both the Matchking as well as the Pro-Hunter.

Hornady makes them as well, as does Nosler. You shouldn't have any problem finding bullets for your rifle.
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Old November 16, 2011, 08:43 PM   #3
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I'll definitely get some and weigh them. Thing is that the combination is rare of what I want: boattail and 150 or 155 grains in .311--Hornady and Sierra have flat base 150's and boattailed 174's in .311 and 150 grain boattails in .308, which won't do. PP is the only one so far that puts all 3 specs together.
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Old November 17, 2011, 10:05 AM   #4
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I think that is the same bullet they load in the 150 Gr .303 British case. Nice bullet with a flat base (which matters in some Enfields). I like them & they work fine in my Enfields.
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Old November 17, 2011, 06:57 PM   #5
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I've been loading the 145grn FMJ's in my 7.62mm M80 equivalent loads, they work just fine.

They also sell some 'match' bullets for the .30cals, from what I understand they leave a bit to be desired.
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Old November 17, 2011, 07:39 PM   #6
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thing is Prvi Partisan is supposed to be the only ex soviet state ammunition factory making ammunition and components for the non soviet world. thats what ive read anyway.

when you do get a fmj for a soviet cartridge from them, its supposed to be identical to the original /current military specification
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Old November 17, 2011, 11:50 PM   #7
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If you are into reloading and shooting the Carcanos, the 8x56R, and other oddball milsurps, Prvi are the only ones making bullets and brass for some of them. I use them in my milsurps and in some cases, I get some pretty good groups. I am a big fan of PPU bullets and ammo. Graf & Son has them.
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Old November 18, 2011, 09:05 AM   #8
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Actually, Newton, Barnaul and Tula are also making ammo for us which you know as Brown Bear and Wolf.
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Old December 3, 2011, 10:59 AM   #9
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Question on weighing bullets: does it work well for me to weigh them and then group them by weight and simply mark boxes as to which ones are the same weight hence they'll group together? Is it simple enough to work that way? Or are ones that are 149.7 or 150.2 out of an ideal weight of 150.0, even if I have 20 of them together, no good at all?
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Old December 3, 2011, 11:30 AM   #10
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I shoot the Prvi .311 150 gr. BTSP out of both my Mosin and SKS rifles,not quiet as accurate as some of the more expensive commercial American made bullets in same weight and dia. but close enough for government work.
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Old December 3, 2011, 03:19 PM   #11
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I've been weighing and sorting the Prvi 175's (Wiedners) for my M1 and my K-31's. I don't see any difference from SMK's at 100 yds for this application. I sort into 0.1gr difference lots.
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