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Old May 7, 2011, 05:11 PM   #1
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7.62 Nagant Reloading UPDATED

These little suckers ain't as hard to load I first though (from searching from reloading info on the 1895 Nagant Revolver).

My 32-20 Brass hasn't arrived yet so I started my reloading project with once fired Fiocchi Brass.

The Lee Reloading dies took all the work out of it. I used the Lee 32-20 bullet 90300, 93 grn RN (same bullet I use in my 30 cal Carbine), sized to .308 (which works better in my gun). I used 4.5 grns of trail boss. The load shows no pressure signs and half the empty shell fall out of the cylender under their own weight.

These two targets were fired two hands standing at 15 yards. The first target is 7 rounds of factory Fiocchi ammo. The second target is 14 rounds of the above reloads. The gun could probably have done better if I had reading glasses that allowed me to focus on the front sight better (or a better shooter).

This is a fun little gun to shoot, cheap and easy to reload for, a good revolver to go with my Mosin. I think I'm gonna take it rabbit hunting next fall. Not bad for $100 revolver.

If you are into WWI era guns, you ought to get one of these little puppies.


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Old May 7, 2011, 05:31 PM   #2
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Nice do you have any pictures of the gun?
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Old May 7, 2011, 05:46 PM   #3
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I have no reloading equipment. How expensive is it to start reloading for this caliber?
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Old May 7, 2011, 09:05 PM   #4
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Kraig what did you trim your brass to, and do the Lee dies give you the "correct" crimp? Got a pic of your loaded round?

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Old May 7, 2011, 10:02 PM   #5
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I only reloaded these guys 3 times. They didn't require trimming but I don't use near the radical crimp the factory loads have. I'll probably trim and anneal before the next loading. IF I understand right, the brass made from 32-20 will be a bit shorter but I don't see how that will hurt anything.

The top two are reloads, the bottom two are factory.

Sorry for the quality, I'm not much of a photographer.



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Old May 7, 2011, 11:01 PM   #6
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Nice crimp. I may have to get a set of lee dies to uncomplicate my technique.

Try some Unique

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