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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:43 am 
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Japanese war time 7.7 from a type 99 Arisaka? Do you use 30.06 to form your brass or buy original 7.7 brass? All experienced comments are welcome.
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Same question here... just 6.5 Arisaka :think: :think:


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I buy the ppu 7.7 brass. Had no problems.


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Hillbilly4 wrote:
I buy the ppu 7.7 brass. Had no problems.


ppu brass has been working well in 6.5 Arisaka and 8mm Mauser.

Currently testing some loads (6.5 Arisaka) 129 gr Hornaday SST bullets pushed by IMR 4064.


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SB...

Sorry if I hi-jacked your thread..

I was just wondering if 7.7 & 6.5 had anything in common??? I'm new to reloading 6.5 Arisaka :oops: :oops:


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BigMau wrote:
SB...

Sorry if I hi-jacked your thread..

I was just wondering if 7.7 & 6.5 had anything in common??? I'm new to reloading 6.5 Arisaka :oops: :oops:


Pretty much only the primer.

My 7.7 loads are mostly reformed 30-06 brass with pulled 7.62x54r and what ever powder I have on hand. I know my 99 likes Reloader15.

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I use PPU brass and load 44G of 4895 powder with a Speer .311 150SP bullet.

Been shooting this load in my 99 for 3 years now and seems to work quite well


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I followed the suggestion on the old surplusrifle forum and used 8mm Mauser brass for the Jap 7.7. Basically all you have to do is run it into the Jap die to close the neck down for the smaller bullet, and then shoot it to fireform the case. Very simple.


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I've used PPU brass in 7x57, 7.65x53, and 8x57, all good no worries!! :thumb:
I just acquired a Type 99 but haven't shot it yet! :mrgreen:


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Bullet Hungarian Yellow Tip .3105 (Lead Core)*
Bullet Weight 180 grs
Powder IMR 4064
Powder Weight 46.8 grs
Primer CCI #34
Brass Make LC Military surplus.
Barrel Length 25 1/2 (inches)
C.O.L 3.105 (inches)
Velocity 2550 fps
Group 200 yds 2.5 (inches) from the bench.
Gun Info Type 99 - Kokuru Series 23 1942 Chrome Lined, .310 bore
Comment Resized LC .30-06 brass, neck sized after first firing, this rifle had very good headspace, brass is sized by backing the die off and tightening until the bolt closed with very slight pressure.
There is a good chance your head space can be loose. Perhaps not as bad as the 6.5 rifles. Look for the signs of case stretching just in front of the case web.
This load may not be safe in late war production rifles.( last ditch)
* Steel core works just as well.
Any of the bullets sold for the .303 Britt cartridge 150-200 grain work very well in the 7.7 Jap rifles. I prefer the boat tail design for shooting farther than 500 yards.
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Select a bullet with a long body and you will have very good accuracy. Steer clear of post saying .308 bullets work,it's total BS.
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Bullet Hormady .3105" FMJ
Bullet Weight 174 grs
Powder Reloader-15
Powder Weight 44 grs
Primer WLR
Brass Make Formed .30-06 military brass.
Barrel Length 25" (inches)
C.O.L 3.1 (inches)
Group 200 yds 4 (inches)

Both these loads shot very well at 800 yards. No one expected the 7.7 to shoot this well but it did.

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Just in case you don't know,the 7.7 Jap is a rimless .303 Britt. Any load for the Britt will work.

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I am using 35 Remington brass for my Jap 6.5s instead of commercial 6.5 brass. Seems to work very well. Lube it and full-length resize it and you are ready. Have reloaded my cases several times for my three different Type 38s and have not seen the case stretch or wear that others say is common with the commercial brass. Loading 129/140 grain Hornadys for velocities between 2400 to 2500 fps.


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RendabML wrote:
I am using 35 Remington brass for my Jap 6.5s instead of commercial 6.5 brass. Seems to work very well. Lube it and full-length resize it and you are ready. Have reloaded my cases several times for my three different Type 38s and have not seen the case stretch or wear that others say is common with the commercial brass. Loading 129/140 grain Hornadys for velocities between 2400 to 2500 fps.


This how I do it as far as brass for the 6.5.

For the 7.7, I will have used .30-06 brass with no problems but, since I bought a bunch of PPU brass I use that with the Yellow tip 7.62x54R bullets.

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