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Finally got around to loading some last weekend, hope to empty them out soon. First batch made from Privi 7.62x54R cases, with Lee's 185 cast .324 bullet. Dummy round was too short to feed well, will probably single load these.
Second lot was reformed 7.62x54R cases, with a custom Lee .240 grain .325 cast bullet (bought as close out!). Original load was a 244 RN bullet, this one is long enough to feed. Tried forming one case from Privi 8x56R brass, looks like it will work as well or better than the 7.62x54R, just needs some trimming before sizing.
Finally got a chance to run these thru my rifle. Even the longer 240 grain bullet wouldn't feed well, looks like it is RN or single shot. I'll try Lee's .329 200 grain next. Accuracy was so-so, but test fired more for function anyway.
72coupe wrote: Have you slugged the bore to see what size bullet you need? I would be interested in that number.
Nearest I can measure, .315 x.327 or so. The Austrian really believed in bullet upset filling deep grooves.