Home Forums Classifieds Blogs Today's Posts Search Social Groups



  
SIGN-UP
Notices

Glock Talk
Welcome To The Glock Talk Forums.

 
  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-29-2011, 22:54   #1
.45 guy
Senior Member
 
.45 guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Ohio
Posts: 696
Loading 7.62x39

Is this one to do or not? Is there brass out there? Bulk bullets? Do I ask too many questions?
__________________
ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
.45 guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2011, 23:06   #2
Foxtrotx1
Senior Member
 
Foxtrotx1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Scottsdale AZ
Posts: 4,029
Largely impractical due to the cost and availability of surplus ammo. However, if your loading your own hunting loads or cooking up accurate loads for a bolt gun, sure! You can find reloading supplies for the 7.62x39. Google will help.
__________________
Tin Foil Free Zone.

Eagle Scout.
Foxtrotx1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2011, 23:06   #3
XDRoX
Senior Member
 
XDRoX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: San Diego
Posts: 2,908
Quote:
Originally Posted by .45 guy View Post
Is this one to do or not? Is there brass out there? Bulk bullets? Do I ask too many questions?
Whenever I've done the calculations, it just didn't make sense to reload. Cheap Russian Wolf is just too inexpensive. Maybe if you had a rifle that you didn't want to shoot Wolf in, it would be worth it, but I only have an SKS and it shoots everything. I think I've only cleaned it twice in the past 15 years.

Plus reloading rifle sucks.
XDRoX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2011, 23:08   #4
Foxtrotx1
Senior Member
 
Foxtrotx1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Scottsdale AZ
Posts: 4,029
Quote:
Originally Posted by XDRoX View Post
Whenever I've done the calculations, it just didn't make sense to reload. Cheap Russian Wolf is just too inexpensive. Maybe if you had a rifle that you didn't want to shoot Wolf in, it would be worth it, but I only have an SKS and it shoots everything. I think I've only cleaned it twice in the past 15 years.

Plus reloading rifle sucks.
The new SIG 556R, as sweet looking as it is, is only able to shoot brass ammo. It may be beneficial to reload in that case.
__________________
Tin Foil Free Zone.

Eagle Scout.
Foxtrotx1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2011, 23:10   #5
.45 guy
Senior Member
 
.45 guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Ohio
Posts: 696
Thanks guys I kinda thought this was the case. I looked briefly on Widners,Grafs for componets and it didn't look promising.
__________________
ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
.45 guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2011, 09:34   #6
EL_NinO619
EX-Swage Monkey
 
EL_NinO619's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: San Diego
Posts: 1,624
All the time ive been collecting brass, I probaly only have 50 boxer primed 7.62 x 39 everything else has been berdan. I say start saving brass and buying if you find a deal, just incase surplus ammo get low. But I,doubt that will happen in our time.
__________________
se carga el diablo de la pistola...
25acp,.223,25-20win,.308, 8mm M, 7mm Rem Mag, 9mm,.40,10mm .45acp, .475 Wildey Mag
On 2 Hornady LNL's And a Super 1050

As Reloaders we should adapt the load to the gun, not the gun to the load.
EL_NinO619 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2011, 09:49   #7
Gator Monroe
Senior Member
 
Gator Monroe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Oak Run Ca.
Posts: 2,581
I'm hoarding components (Brass & primers ) and have best dies i could find for 7.62x39 ( One day like the $99.00 Russian & Chinese SKS' s dried up the Milsurp ammo will too (Notice how the tins of berdan primed stuff is either driying up or being priced in higher & higher range ...
Gator Monroe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2011, 10:13   #8
shotgunred
reloading nut
 
shotgunred's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: N W Washington
Posts: 7,616
Without affordable brass it just isn't worth it to me.
__________________
When dealing with Democrats, let us remember we are
not dealing with creatures of logic. We are dealing with
creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudices
and motivated by pride and vanity.
shotgunred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2011, 10:15   #9
m2hmghb
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Livin in the country of NJ
Posts: 12,313


Quote:
Originally Posted by Gator Monroe View Post
I'm hoarding components (Brass & primers ) and have best dies i could find for 7.62x39 ( One day like the $99.00 Russian & Chinese SKS' s dried up the Milsurp ammo will too (Notice how the tins of berdan primed stuff is either driying up or being priced in higher & higher range ...

That's not milsurp ammo. That's new Russian factory made ammo. The reason it's more is because metal and fuel prices have gone up, as well as demand so they're charging more and the rest realize they can get more money for it.
__________________
Here's a toast to our wives and to the women we loved. <pause> May they never meet.

The M1 Garand rifle is the best battle implement ever devised by man.
m2hmghb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2011, 14:42   #10
GIockGuy24
Bring M&M's
 
GIockGuy24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: With Amber Lamps
Posts: 3,973
I load it for accuracy. The most common brass currently available in Winchester which happens to be the weakest and last the fewest reloads. The Winchester cases split fairly easily. Lapua cases are expensive but hold up better. The older small primer Remington cases are very tough but rare and the current ones are large primer and I haven't seen them or tried them yet. Remington only makes cases in small runs from time to time. Somebody did post pictures of the newer large primer Remington cases so I have seen pictures of them but I don't know if they are anywhere near as tough as the small primer cases. Most other cases are better than Winchester but are not very common in large quantities. Somebody was selling once fired cases of mostly Remington mixed with others.
__________________
Despite some media reports, there were no AK-47s involved in the incident
GIockGuy24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2011, 15:42   #11
PsychoKnight
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: SoCal - SGV
Posts: 829
Quote:
Originally Posted by Foxtrotx1 View Post
The new SIG 556R, as sweet looking as it is, is only able to shoot brass ammo. It may be beneficial to reload in that case.
I'm sure there's a good answer, but how is the Sig allergic to non-brass ammo?
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

Mom helping with school safety.
PsychoKnight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2011, 17:27   #12
GIockGuy24
Bring M&M's
 
GIockGuy24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: With Amber Lamps
Posts: 3,973
The original Sig owner's manual says to only use brass case ammo or not to use steel case ammo. More recently Sig has changed their view and now say steel ammo is alright to use. A lot of Sigs have had problems though. A few people claim they haven't had problems but a large percentage seem to have problems with the 7.62x39 model.
__________________
Despite some media reports, there were no AK-47s involved in the incident

Last edited by GIockGuy24; 04-30-2011 at 17:28..
GIockGuy24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2011, 17:54   #13
Foxtrotx1
Senior Member
 
Foxtrotx1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Scottsdale AZ
Posts: 4,029
Quote:
Originally Posted by GIockGuy24 View Post
The original Sig owner's manual says to only use brass case ammo or not to use steel case ammo. More recently Sig has changed their view and now say steel ammo is alright to use. A lot of Sigs have had problems though. A few people claim they haven't had problems but a large percentage seem to have problems with the 7.62x39 model.
There are a few videos and threads around detailing how the SIG556R preforms with steel case. Also, CS says your warranty is void if you have used steel case.
__________________
Tin Foil Free Zone.

Eagle Scout.
Foxtrotx1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2011, 18:02   #14
GIockGuy24
Bring M&M's
 
GIockGuy24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: With Amber Lamps
Posts: 3,973
Quote:
Originally Posted by Foxtrotx1 View Post
There are a few videos and threads around detailing how the SIG556R preforms with steel case. Also, CS says your warranty is void if you have used steel case.
They have too many problems for the price. Some work fine with steel cases but many do not. Sig now says steel cases are acceptable. There seems to be a lot of quality control problems. Loose parts and other things just not fitting right or working right.
__________________
Despite some media reports, there were no AK-47s involved in the incident
GIockGuy24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2011, 19:19   #15
Foxtrotx1
Senior Member
 
Foxtrotx1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Scottsdale AZ
Posts: 4,029
Quote:
Originally Posted by GIockGuy24 View Post
They have too many problems for the price. Some work fine with steel cases but many do not. Sig now says steel cases are acceptable. There seems to be a lot of quality control problems. Loose parts and other things just not fitting right or working right.
Do you have a link for that update on the steelcase/warrenty issue?
__________________
Tin Foil Free Zone.

Eagle Scout.
Foxtrotx1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2011, 19:47   #16
chris in va
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Louisville KY
Posts: 3,923
Yup, good luck finding reloadable brass. I finally decided to sell my Saiga and pick up an AR for this reason, among others.

I do have a CZ carbine however and still reload just for that rifle. Lead bullets too!

Last edited by chris in va; 04-30-2011 at 19:49..
chris in va is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2011, 16:59   #17
Patrick Graham
Footlong Jr.
 
Patrick Graham's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Kokomo Indiana
Posts: 5,458


I used to reload 7.62x39.

If you are going to use it in an SKS it's "Very" important to use the hardest large rifle primer you can find, like CCI #34.
__________________
Never feed a cat anything that isn't the same color as the carpet.
Patrick Graham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2011, 19:20   #18
john54
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 17
Or get an SKS spring loaded firing pin from Murray's. I have never had a problem with standard primers but noticed that my firing pin was hanging up a bit before I switched it. Switch the pin and you don't have to worry about using military primers. It's a pain to reload but I have done a bit of it for attempts at accuracy. I don't like using the nonreloadable ammo. Just a personal quirk. I know a lot of people swear by it.

John
john54 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2011, 16:56   #19
390ish
Senior Member
 
390ish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: virginia
Posts: 1,187
It is a great caliber to reload for if you cast
390ish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2011, 17:42   #20
FM12
I need AMMO!
 
FM12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Alabama
Posts: 2,683
I loaded some in 1999 and havent shot it yet. I dont get out much!
__________________
Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country. God bless America and those who protect her, at home and abroad.
FM12 is offline   Reply With Quote

 
  
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:25.




Homepage
FAQ
Forums
Calendar
Advertise
Gallery
GT Wiki
GT Blogs
Social Groups
Classifieds


Users Currently Online: 979
295 Members
684 Guests

Most users ever online: 2,672
Aug 11, 2014 at 2:31