Non Gas Checked Lead bullets in 7.62x54r questions
Got a question for you experts!
Especially want to hear from the regulars on this one.
I had purchased 200 rounds of 150 grn lead bullets .308 cal.
Measured with caliper - actually .309 - not a problem.
I had originally purchased these for my Marlin 336 - 30/30, but found out after,
that lead in micro-groove pretty much sucks.
So... rather than even try, now that I have my 91/30, have the brass,
What I'd like to do is this...
Reload them in the 91/30, but lighter, so as to minimize leading.
Since I'm not gonna be gas-checking these, and they are not gas checked,
its going to result in them heating up and expanding a little, which is good
because they should hit the grooves better.
So since my 91/30 was .310 min, to .314 max bore size... would I be ok
shooting these lead bullets and not have too much leading going on?
As for powder on hand...
I've got about a pound of Accurate 2460, pound of IMR 3031, pound of Reloader 7.
Will be picking up some Varget very soon, as I found it can handle all the bullet
weights for the 7.62x54r and also seems to cover all the bullet weights for
my Marlin 30/30 rounds as well.
Opinions on whether or not the lead non-gas checked in the 91/30 should be ok?
Also, if you have done this - got a recipe for a 150 grn FN?
Planning on 100 yard plinking, local range has 25/50/100 yard marks.