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7.62x39 bullet in a .303 brit?

Old 04-25-2010, 06:28 PM
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Default 7.62x39 bullet in a .303 brit?

Ive decided to keep the enfield ive been tinkering with and im gonna fit a synthetic stock for my girlfriend and teach her to shoot it. I wanna get the recoil as light as possible so how would a 123 gr 7.62 bullet work in a 303 brit? Where would I find data?
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Old 04-25-2010, 07:12 PM
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Might lose some accuracy over 311/312s. I'd use data for 125gr .311s to find a good ballpark.
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Old 04-25-2010, 07:52 PM
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Thanks big z I just saw the data for 125s online. Midway advertises them both at .310 so im gonna give it a try.
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Old 05-27-2010, 02:26 PM
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If you've a unworn barrel it might work.For those with washed throats and sloppy bores cast is the answer...............Harold
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Old 05-30-2010, 11:42 PM
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I have a 7.7 Arisaka(.311-.312) I converted to 7.62x39 and shoot 150 grain corelockt (.308) through it. At 100 yards it will keep up with any new .30 caliber rifle out there. I only have access to a 100 yard range, so after that I don't know. I have head shot a few deer with it out to that distance and a little more with total confidance. I did try .311 150 grain bullets and they would not group well at all. A 7.7 barrel is 91/2 twist, go figure. I also have a 7.7 that was set back and re-cut to .300 savage. I picked it up at a yard sale years back. It is not as accurate as the 7.62x39, but I only ever used factory ammo in it. You might be surprised what .308 bullets will do in a .311 barrel. I also have a Japanese rifle that was converted to 30.06 by the U.S. Army during the Korean war, that one just won't shoot well and I gave up on it. You just never know.
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Old 06-06-2010, 03:52 AM
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Have you tried reducing the powder load? The recoil pad on the replacement stocks works fairly well. For shooting at the range have her use a recoil shoulder pad for I'm sure that if she is shooting at a deer she will never feel the recoil anyways.
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Old 07-16-2010, 10:35 PM
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you need to slug the barrel and find out what size it needs.sierra and barnes both make bullets in .311.also check out www.grafs.com thats where i buy mine for the 91.if the barrel is worn much i wouldnt try a .308 as it can go all the way to .313.it is actually a 7.65 caliber and not 7.62
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