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7.62x39 Bullet Seating
buddyb Member Posts: 4,907 ✭✭✭✭
I bought a Ruger compact in 7.62x39.On this rainy Sunday afternoon I was loading a few different loads to see if the rifle had a preference.I had read about a load using Sierra 125 grain flat point hollow points designed for use in 30-30 loads,and I have most of a box of them.I am using 30 grains of Ball2 powder and it completely fills the case.When loading the Hornady and Remington bullets the cannular allows for pretty shallow bullet seating but with the Sierra bullets the cannular is further up from the base so it needs to be seated about twice as far in the case as the other bullets.I am concerned that seating that bullet on a compressed load will run pressures off the chart.I am an old man and have been loading my own for many years so usually when better judgement says stop and think this through,I do. Any experience or advice?