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SVT Ammo Selection

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SVT Ammo Selection

#1 Post by Wildgoose » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:30 am

Anyone have any issues with shooting heavier bullet loads either hand loaded or commercial in their SVTs ? I have not really worried about using 174 grain loads although I haven't used them a lot. Mostly these days I am shooting 150 grain hand loads in mine. I have found the commercial stuff from Wolf and Tula to be less accurate and more costly to shoot than the hand loaded. I avoid surplus corrosive simply because its a pain to clean up after. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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#2 Post by samsplacci » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:31 am

I hear you on the PIA for cleaning after corrosive ammo. Stick to 150 grain where possible. You can also get some stainless steel aftermarket gas system components. I have had the best results with surplus corrosive ammo. The extraction isn't as violent as say the FN FAL in my opinion, you normally end up with a dent rather than a deformed case / mouth. Allowing you to reuse brass cases.

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Re: SVT Ammo Selection

#3 Post by apachedawg » Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:08 pm

I shoot light ball or Wolf in mine. Heavy ball will tear them up. I just do a very thorough cleaning after the surplus.

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