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Old May 15, 2012, 08:15 PM   #1
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using 308 for 7.62x39

I am not sure if this is correct but i heard you could use 308 projectiles 130 gr or less for 7.62 x39 that usually uses a 311 bullets . Has anyone here actually done this and does it perform well? thanks for any replies
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Old May 15, 2012, 08:19 PM   #2
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You can do it but it does not work well, at least that was my experience with a Mini-30.

More specifically, I never shot them across the chronograph but the rounds seemed full power and cycled fine but the accuracy was much worse than the .311 bullets that I use.

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Old May 15, 2012, 08:36 PM   #3
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Both my SKS rifle have .312 groove bores,I tired a few different .308 dia. bullet in both rifle and accuracy wasn't as good as steel case Russian ammo. I get the best results with .310 dia. bullets followed by the .311's in jacketed bullets and .314 dia. with cast lead.
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Old May 15, 2012, 09:31 PM   #4
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They will work and work safely as long as you follow safe loading procedures, but accuracy may suffer. Some have had acceptable to good accuracy, most have not.
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Old May 15, 2012, 10:55 PM   #5
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thanks guys for the replies this information leads me to get a bore diameter measurement first . tim thanks for the pm
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