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    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=160964893

    I have a box of this I received from a friend, and he's about to score about 20 more boxes. From what I can find, the brass is very desirable among handloaders.

    But is it really worth that much per box?!:what:

    Any info?
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    its gonnna be depending on the price!! and the primer, ( corrocive?) or not..
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    new production 7.62x39 does not have a "corrosive" primer. Lapua makes great stuff. Premium ammo there.

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    Well if it's worth a lot per box, I may just sell some of what I get and keep some for the brass. Whatever money I get from it will go toward buying cheaper ammo.
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    There really is cheaper 7.62x39 in brass casings. I see i from time t time at cabelas and walmart.
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    The other question is what is the size of the bullet? .308 or .312? Some 7.62x39 is .308, which doesn't score high accuracy/precision marks in an SKS or AK with a .312 barrel....

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    $30.00 a box is about the going rate.
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    Yeah - 7.62x39 with .308 heads is an aberrant abomination. I remember the Ruger Mini-30 had a barrel built for those, and remember hearing about peeps trashing the barrel with military rounds. I have no idea why Ruger decided to complicate the scene like that. So.. If ya got an AK / SKS you can run both rounds, yes correct accuracy suffers with .308, but it is still safe. If ya got a Mini-30 (or other US-only barreled rifle) then be really careful about what ammo you run. The .312 in a .308 bbl can make some hellish pressures.

    - For reloaders, the brass is very desirable, can be correctly sized and fitted with the proper lead.
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    cartriges have always had confusing and confounding designations

    the size of 7.62mm is .300inch!
    ive got an ak-47, and wolf 7.62X39 rounds, the bullet measures out at .308 dia.
    the bore of my gun measures out to .310 between the rifling.


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    joeroket wrote:
    $30.00 a box is about the going rate.
    ??

    Last time I was down at Cabela's they had stacks of brass 7.62 for 8 or 10 bucks per 20.
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    the bore of my gun measures out to .310 between the rifling.
    Did you get that measurement by slugging the barrel?

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    rickomatic wrote:
    the bore of my gun measures out to .310 between the rifling.
    Did you get that measurement by slugging the barrel?
    no,, just gave it my best shot with my dial calipers..
    max ID was .311,, min ID was .305
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    I believe my AK has a Romanian barrel and trunnion, judging by the empty triangle stamp. The bullets in this Lapua ammunition are .311" as is the inside diameter of my barrel, which I got with dial calipers.
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