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Old July 29, 2012, 09:34 PM   #1
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312" bore 7.62x54

I searched but could not come us with any old post. I even tried to post on my old post and got no response lol
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Old August 13, 2012, 04:01 PM   #2
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sorry just got off of work and realized I didn't put a question in there. That's the trouble with not being able to sleep during the day and having to work nights hehee. There isn't many options that I like on printed paper for .311(303) bullets. They all seem too round nosed and heavy for me. I like Hornady's bullets, but want some ideas on what else may work good for some hunting rounds. I think the 7.7 japanese off the top of my head will work, but again just shooting at the hip here. Looking for something that will work good on deer thx
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Old August 13, 2012, 04:28 PM   #3
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If you are shooting jacketed bullets, you might get by just fine using regular .308 bullets. I've been surprised like that..
Anything you can find over .308 would just be a possible bonus, but if you find a particular .308 that you like, don't be afraid to try it. You might be pleasantly surprised.
Personally, I shoot cast bullets, one a 314290 (IIRC) and a flatnose designed for the 30-30 that weighs about 170gr with my alloy. I get good groups with both.

Sierra makes a really nice .311 150gr spitzer bullet.. I'd start there.
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Old August 13, 2012, 04:56 PM   #4
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I have had good luck with Speer Hot Core 150 grain. Size is .311 from what the box says. I have had good results from them. Though they are spendy on my tight budget. I had decent results shooting steels at 25 yards with Remington 110 grain .308 round nose that I use in my .30 carbine. I used them with Trail Boss.

I should mention that I hand load for 7.62x54R due to Mrs. M&P having previous neck, and back injuries. She can shoot the spam can ammo, though after a couple of rounds she is ready to go home due to her back hurting. So I worked up some reduced loads with Trail Boss. Now her complaint is that I do not have enough brass . She ran out of ammo after shooting the 80 I loaded up, and wanted to shoot more.
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Old August 13, 2012, 10:42 PM   #5
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The .311" 180 gr Sierra pro hunter bullet gets the best groups at 100 yards for me.

I know an old guy who shoots one doe with that bullet in a Mosin Nagant every year. He stalks close and then he shoots them in the head.

That is a flat base bullets and so not great for long range. My hunting system is to shoot the deer at 400 yards with a bi pod, 1/2 hour before dawn. I need boat tailed bullets, but I have not found any good .311" boat tail hunting bullets.
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