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7.62x39 load data using WC846

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7.62x39 load data using WC846

#1 Post by Rapidrob » Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:09 pm

WC846 works well in the 7.62x39 cartridge. Using a 124 grain,steel core bullet the powder works the action and is accurate.
At starting load is 24 grains and a maximum of 26 grains showing no pressure signs.
Since there are slight variations between lot numbers start with the 24 grains and work up.
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Re: 7.62x39 load data using WC846

#2 Post by Ozzman » Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:33 pm

Great info.

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Re: 7.62x39 load data using WC846

#3 Post by res45 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:29 pm

WC846 is basically the Military version of BL - C (2) so it should work just fine in 7.62 x 39.
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Re: 7.62x39 load data using WC846

#4 Post by Ozzman » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:58 pm

For me it is another powder to consider using for this caliber.

In my experience, getting an AK to both function and be accurate at the same time is a delicate balance.
I rarely reload for x39 because I don't have a good load that does both. The SKS is completely different.

I tend to get the best results from IMR 4895 in my AK's, as I can squeeze out 4-5" groups at 200 yds. with around 28 grains.
Any more or less they fly all over the POA or score a complete miss.

Function was good with 2400 and Benchmark, but hitting consistently POA at 200 is just not happening with these powders (in my experience).
My WASR 10's, Romanian G, and AMD 65 all shot best with Golden Tiger when it was plentiful and do ok with Monarch and Yugo surplus.
All of them just don't perform well with my reloads... go figure. I know that the AK isn't supposed to be a 200 yd rifle, but I like to keep trying.

I will try Rob's load with WC846. I think I might have a can of it in the back of the powder shelf.

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Re: 7.62x39 load data using WC846

#5 Post by Rapidrob » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:50 am

Once the range dries out, I'll do a 500 meter range report and let you know how it shoots.
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