7.62 x 25 ammo prices on the rise, please recommend best sources for my CZ52 ammo.

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by Remington597, Sep 14, 2004.

  1. Remington597

    Remington597 Former Guest

    Feb 24, 2004
    It seems every time I buy several bricks of 7.62x25 tokarev ammo for my CZ52, the price goes up. Its like $18 / 40 rounds now. There has to a source cheaper. I buy the Sellier & Bellot. Any other recommendations and source suggestions. Thanks.
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2004
  2. LDBennett

    LDBennett Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2003
    Hesperia, CA

    I reload for mine. The Accurate Arms web site has SAFE loads. Starline sells brass. Lee has dies (so does RCBS but their's must be gold plated or something). The process is without problems but the dies do need to have the cases lubricated during sizing (not carbide dies as these cases are shaped more like rifle cartridges and only straight sided cases can use carbide dies).

    Based on information I received directly from Accurate Arms it appears that most ammo you get surplus is really not the correct ammo for a CZ52. It is too hot based on the European equivalent of our ammo specs institute (is it SAMMI?). Accurate Arms loads are specifically designed to the correct European Max Load specs. They shoot well and are still exciting to shoot (the big muzzle flash is still there), but are significantly downloaded from earlier specs printed and on the internet. Even AA had fallen into the overload trap and only recently downloaded them for the latest AA web site information.

    Try www.websitetoolbox.com/tool/mb/surplusrifle?forum=40 for more CZ52 info.


  3. wundudnee

    wundudnee New Member

    Mar 31, 2001
    Perry, Kansas USA
    Cheaper than Dirt has it in their flyer this week for $7.49 per 50. That's Sellior & Bellot. $7.40 by the 30 box case= $222.00
  4. Remington597

    Remington597 Former Guest

    Feb 24, 2004
    Thats excellent advise, thank you both. If anyone has anything else to offer, I would appreciate it.

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