The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > Handloading, Reloading, and Bullet Casting

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old October 15, 1999, 10:34 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: October 12, 1999
Location: NC, USA
Posts: 10
I'm contemplating a Ruger M77MkII in 7.62x39. FWIW I believe the barrels are a true .308. Has anybody loaded for one? Is it worth fooling with 150gr projos? Anybody try cast bullets? Powder choices? Thoughts? TIA, R303.
Rule303 is offline  
Old October 15, 1999, 10:47 AM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: May 19, 1999
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 4,334
I wouldn't be surprised, since I understand on good authority that the Ruger Mini 30 had a .308 bore rather than the correct .311 that the cartridge calls for. Hmmmmmm? My COLT AR15 is .311... Maybe all the COLT flamers should buy Rugers?

Remember: When you attempt to rationalize two inconsistent positions, you risk drowning as your own sewage backs up... Yankee Doodle

BigG is offline  
Old October 16, 1999, 12:27 AM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: April 2, 1999
Location: U.S.A.
Posts: 566
Blc-2 or H335 is what I use in a AK, both
ball powders that flow well with powder measures, I shoot a 160 gr. gas checked cast
lead bullet, full power, and Lee manual says
fps is around 2000 fps, I beleive its more like 1800, but yeah you might be able to shoot deep seated 180 gr. bullets with another powder for reduced loads, I shoot the same bullet with 10 or so grs of Unique
which won.t work the action but sounds like a light .38 special and still penetrates
cans and 4 inches of wood at 100 yards, its
my favorite plinking rifle cartridge, :]
zot is offline  
Old October 16, 1999, 08:38 AM   #4
Join Date: December 16, 1998
Location: kent, wa
Posts: 30
I own a ruger KM77MKII 7.62x39 bolt rifle and a mini-30. I wrote to ruger to find out the bore on both and it is .311 for the bolt and .308 for the mini-30.
tim is offline  
Old October 16, 1999, 11:07 AM   #5
Junior Member
Join Date: October 12, 1999
Location: NC, USA
Posts: 10
Tim: I take it your KM77MKII is from the original run of 1992 or so. The current run is the ultra light with a 20" bbl as opposed to your 22". Having said that, I bet the bores would be the same. Pity, for there are far more .308 projos about than .311. I was also thinking of trying the sabot trick: the 7.62x39 being a very good candidate for this procedure. Thanks for the info. R303.
Rule303 is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:15 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2017 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.08081 seconds with 9 queries