XTP bullets in 7.62x25 Tok. (.312)??
grayingghost Member Posts: 131 ✭✭
edited December 2014 in Perry Shooter Competition Shooting and Reloading Forum
I have a nice Tokarev TT33 I'd like to brew up some loads to make it a viable self defense piece. I slugged the bore and it came out to .312 !!! I know Hornady makes the XTP in .30 and for the .32acp. Would I be good using the .312 XTP in either 85 or 100gr., those are availabe at a local shop. Odd thing is, the gun is reasonably accurate with old surplus ammo (those bullets mike at .306) and I've loaded some accurate stuff with the 100gr plinker (.308) bullet. The bore does slug out at .312, judy odd I think. I tried loading a 32acp (311) bullet from a factory Federal round, seated proper but no powder or primer. That combo hand fed and ejected with no problem. The .312 XTPs I can pick up tomorrow. The plinker bullet has impressive penetration, but doesn't expand at all in any medium I've tried.