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Old December 20, 2012, 07:14 PM   #1
chris in va
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Lee mold for x39?

I've been using a Lee 155 mold for my CZ carbine, sized to 311.

It has been my experience most Lee molds are slightly oversized, so wondering if anyone has tried the lighter 308 molds, say in the 125gr range.
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Old December 30, 2012, 09:30 AM   #2
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If you want to have some fun get the Lee 32 cal. 90 gr. TL SWC it drops a .314 dia. bullet you can size it down to .311 with no problems TL one before and once after sizing.

In the 7.62 x 39 case you can use a Min.2.7 grs. to a Max of 3.0 grs. Alliant Bullseye,this is not a Max. load but accuracy may suffer and you may get some leading if you push it faster. I cast the bullet for either pure lead or 3:1 Lead/ WW alloy,MV is in the 900 to 1K fps range depending on the charge weight used.

My Lee .309 molds usually drop a bullet right at .311" your results may vary.
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