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Postby SR9 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:49 am

Wow, I just got a flier from Centerfire Systems for an ammo special for 5.56mm. Unbelievable, twice what I paid last July and I thought that was a little high.

http://centerfiresystems.com/

80 cents a round is a bit much.

Looks like getting into re-loading was a good move.


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Postby newguy » Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:13 am

Friend of mine picked up some Hornday 55gr 223 heads and Reloader 10X I reloaded about 500 rounds for him. They functioned flawlessly out of his AR and the best part was only uses 22gr of the powder. So the powder went along way.

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Postby SR9 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:27 am

I have dies to reload it, just have not gotten that far yet. I have been saving my brass and have powder too. Have not looked at the availability of lead for this caliber yet. Looks like you found some though.
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Postby newguy » Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:31 am

I told him he had to find his own supplies with way things are now and fact I really wasnt getting jack out of the deal but helping him out. I wasnt doing the leg work of running around hunting for heads powder and primers for his stuff. I guess he got bullets from Cabelas online the powder and primers from the Outpost near Mohegan sun casino

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Postby CTSixshot » Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:10 am

SR9 wrote:I have dies to reload it, just have not gotten that far yet. I have been saving my brass and have powder too. Have not looked at the availability of lead for this caliber yet. Looks like you found some though.

If you're talking cast bullets in 5.56mm, I don't know if that's very wise; they're probably almost non-existent anyways. Even in a bolt gun they're hard enough to handle being so small and lubing and gas checks... what a mess (can be a bit wearisome at least).
Now, if you have cast bullets in .224", how about some .30 caliber sabot loads for them?
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Postby CTSixshot » Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:19 pm

There you go!

Take a ride down to Naples and grab some TiteGroup, too!
http://www.evergladesammo.com/reloading ... 8-lbs.html

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Postby SR9 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:59 pm

CTSixshot wrote:
SR9 wrote:I have dies to reload it, just have not gotten that far yet. I have been saving my brass and have powder too. Have not looked at the availability of lead for this caliber yet. Looks like you found some though.

If you're talking cast bullets in 5.56mm, I don't know if that's very wise; they're probably almost non-existent anyways. Even in a bolt gun they're hard enough to handle being so small and lubing and gas checks... what a mess (can be a bit wearisome at least).
Now, if you have cast bullets in .224", how about some .30 caliber sabot loads for them?
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I was using Lead as a generic term. I would use FMJ to loading 5.56.
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Postby CTSixshot » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:18 pm

Roger.
There's still lead in most FMJ, of course.

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Postby SR9 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:24 am

ok, got another rude awakening. A month ago I saw 7.62x54r going for around $80 for 440 round tins or $160 for a 880 round crate. It is now up to $200 for the 880 round crate. Guess that threat to halt imports of guns and ammo has already effected prices.
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Postby newguy » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:36 am

SR9 wrote:ok, got another rude awakening. A month ago I saw 7.62x54r going for around $80 for 440 round tins or $160 for a 880 round crate. It is now up to $200 for the 880 round crate. Guess that threat to halt imports of guns and ammo has already effected prices.


I am reloading 7.62x54r now. Using 308 heads 150gr and whatever powder i can scrap up to be honest. I have tried W760 it wicked dirty and makes the brass rainbow kinda a bad powder for this i guess. and I have tried some with IMR4895 works good but i only have like 1/8 of a 1lb jug left. Going to try Reloader 15 see how that works. I guess i got the die set for Christmas just at the right time. Seems now I can reload it cheaper then surplus.

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Postby CTSixshot » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:44 am

newguy wrote:I am reloading 7.62x54r now. Using 308 heads 150gr and whatever powder i can scrap up to be honest. I have tried W760 it wicked dirty and makes the brass rainbow kinda a bad powder for this i guess...


W760 does similarly in 8x57mm for me.
If you want .310" + diameter bullets, keep an eye out for bargain-priced 7.65x53 Belgian/Argentinian surplus. They tend to be about .314" Usually they are pretty tarnished, but you can salvage the bullets...

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Postby SR9 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:48 am

newguy wrote:
SR9 wrote:ok, got another rude awakening. A month ago I saw 7.62x54r going for around $80 for 440 round tins or $160 for a 880 round crate. It is now up to $200 for the 880 round crate. Guess that threat to halt imports of guns and ammo has already effected prices.


I am reloading 7.62x54r now. Using 308 heads 150gr and whatever powder i can scrap up to be honest. I have tried W760 it wicked dirty and makes the brass rainbow kinda a bad powder for this i guess. and I have tried some with IMR4895 works good but i only have like 1/8 of a 1lb jug left. Going to try Reloader 15 see how that works. I guess i got the die set for Christmas just at the right time. Seems now I can reload it cheaper then surplus.


You reloading steel cases?
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Postby newguy » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:51 am

No mostly Priv boxer empties. Seems I run into alot of newbies at the ranges with Cabela Nagant speacils shooting Priv ammo and tossing the brass

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Postby CTSixshot » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:58 am

Look for the .217" berdan-primed brass, if all else fails (most surplus has the extra-large primer; 6.5mm). That's perfectly good to reload, too. Maybe a bit more work and expense for the primers, but doable.
It's really not that big of a deal to buy a 100 count bag of new brass, if necessary, to get started reloading for the Mosin. For that matter, buy 5 boxes of Prvi Partizan ammo and save your brass...or let "newguy" grab it!
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