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Ruger’s Mini-Thirty 7.62x39mm Part II Hunting handloads and good performance

Audio Prologue: 05/17/2020 Today is a handload assembly day. So no political news, no Facebook, no conversation. Maybe just a little Gillian Welch playing in the background. I would listen to Muddy Waters, but then I’d start singing along and playing air blues guitar… just too much of a distraction… for everyone. The first real…

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Ruger’s Mini-Thirty 7.62x39mm Part I Handloading high jinx

Audio Prologue: 05/11/2020 – Sometimes my wife allows me to assist in putting lunch together. Today was one of those days; tuna sandwiches. Diet whole wheat bread, two cans of white albacore chunk packed in water, two large tablespoons of Hellman’s mayonnaise,  chopped celery, chopped green onion, a dash of black ground pepper, topped with…

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7.62x39mm Handload Data

Warning: Bullet selections are specific, and loads are not valid with substitutions of different bullets of the same weight. Variations in bullet length will alter net case capacity,  pressure and velocity. Primer selection is specific and primer types are not interchangeable. These are maximum loads in my firearms and may be excessive in others. All…

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