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...thats what I am and here's my question. (actually its my friends, he thinks I know alot and I don't wanna let him down, ha!)

It envolves a .303 british and a 7.62X54R he's recently got. He also wants to reload for them. What bullet diameters does he need? I could try to explain why I'm confused but its easier if I don't.
 

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I will defer to the reloading experts (like Mad Gunsmith and others) as I believe both of these calibers require an odd bullet diameter.

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i load my own .303 brit ammo. the bullet diameter is .311 over the counter. but if you want to get technical the correct size should be .313 and .314 which you cannot buy over the counter. If you want some reloading tips or a great .303 british site go to

303british.com


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the 7.62x54r bullet diameter is .310. If what your gettin at is can he run .308 bullets in it. well there a alot of cheap people in this world and there are alot of people who run .308 in these guns. yes the bullet is way to small so i guess just dont expect any kind of accuracy. You can buy both bullets from midway usa and alot of large ammo companies

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No 4 Mk I is correct. But be advised that bore diameters for the 7.62 Russian Rimmed and .303 British may vary all over the map. Individual rifles will vary. I once had a model 38 Moisin Nagant carbine and I slugged the barrel. It turned out that the bore diameter was 0.314"

Anyhow, Hornady makes a nice 180 grain round nose in .312" diameter. Use this bullet for .303 British and 7.65 Argentine Mauser. And slug that Russian barrel too. If it measures .311 or more, then you can use this slug also.

But then again, if you are careful using a slightly reduced load, you can shoot a .311" bullet down a .310" bore. But you cannot just load up any old load. Be conservative and cautious.

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thanks guys, turns out they were both 7.62x54R. Neither of us wanted to mess with slugging the barrels but it sounds like we'll have to.
 
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