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Old October 20, 2006, 07:27 PM   #1
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Question for 7.5 Swiss reloaders

Have any of you 7.5 Swiss reloaders ever used "pulled" .308 milsurp bullets?

In my never-ending quest to get the cost of plinking rounds down, I want to try it. I made up a dummy round, with a commercial (Speer) 147gr. FMJ, which is supposed to be milsurp spec. To get the round to chamber without touching the lands, I had to seat it a little PAST the cannelure. I assume that's no problem....the case mouth is still fully supported by the bullet, and I load light enough that I don't think case volume will be a problem

I guess I'm just wondering if I'm the first person to try this.

The load I'm shooting for (pardon the pun) is:

-"Pulled" 147gr. .308 NATO bullet
-Over 43gr. H335 (a load that works great with 150gr. hunting bullets)
-Speer 250 primer
-COAL of 2.905

I've used the same load with 150gr. Sierra Gameking bullets with fine results. So only the bullet will be changed.

Comments/cautions welcome.
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Old October 20, 2006, 08:36 PM   #2
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Dave R;

Have used pulled bullets in .308 and 8mm with mixed results. Deep seating should be no problem as long as the bullet is tight in case. I found a 7.5x55 Lee factory crimp die and when applied to my reduced loads , groups shrank to less than an inch at 100 yards. I use 18.6 Blue Dot behind a 110gr Speer.
Velocities run around 2000+ fps. Some question using this powder in a rifle but I have shot around a thousand in various 7.5x55 and 8mm and .308. I have had no flattened primers,hangfires or other pressure signs.

A groundhog the wife shot at 70yds with this load, turned into a soup bag. Very light recoil and economical. Accuracy is outstanding.
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Old October 21, 2006, 02:55 PM   #3
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I have never had any luck at all getting those 147's to shoot worth a darn in anything. They work okay but they are made for machine guns and I'm sure they are just right for that. Keeping them on a pie tin at 50yds will work but if you want that k31 to shoot accurately, stick with some Hornady 165's or some Sierra Match or Game Kings.
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Old October 21, 2006, 04:20 PM   #4
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I've had better luck than hodaka with surplus bullets. I got a bunch of 147gr military bullets. I don't know if they were pulled or just surplus, I don't see marks on them. I'm getting about 4" groups at 100 yards with them. Not as good as Sierra Match bullets, but ok for plinking.
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Old October 21, 2006, 10:37 PM   #5
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Hmmm, I'm not sure I'd be happy with accuracy like that. Before I drop $30 on 500 of these things, I'll run a few groups with the Speers I have on hand, and see what kind of groups I get with those.
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Old October 26, 2006, 04:24 PM   #6
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last time out with my K-31.bullet was the 150 gr pulled from 30-06 milsurp.hitech iirc.the k-31 just has a short throat I made up a dummy round and just smoked the tip and adjust the oal until the bullet was just of the rifling.
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Old October 26, 2006, 06:54 PM   #7
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Thanks, TX Pete. I could live with that kind of accuracy.


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Old October 27, 2006, 07:00 AM   #8
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Not bad for a 25yd target. BTW that is exactly the load that I have found that works best for mine. I use 150 Sierra's and 155 Noslers though.
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