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berdan primers (again)

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by fd15k, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. fd15k

    fd15k Tigard,OR Well-Known Member

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  2. JackThompson

    JackThompson Valley of the Demons Well-Known Member

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    Can you reload tulammo 7.62x39 with those?
     
  3. fd15k

    fd15k Tigard,OR Well-Known Member

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    Most likely not - I assume Tula 7.62x39 will be steel-cased, thus non-reloadable. But you might be able to reload Yugo 7.62x39 surplus... not sure if the primer size is the same...
     
  4. JackThompson

    JackThompson Valley of the Demons Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm.. I just picked up 300 pieces of 7.62x39 brass...I'll pull one to check, but I assume those will be boxer style.
     
  5. fd15k

    fd15k Tigard,OR Well-Known Member

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    This is the Yugo type that has berdan primer :

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    Widener's Reloading and Shooting Supply INC
     
  6. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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  7. fd15k

    fd15k Tigard,OR Well-Known Member

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    Sounds good. I didn't realize steel cases are elastic enough to be sized...
     
  8. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    They are but you need a good die, strong arm, and lots of patience. Don't bother with the "painted steel" cases. You'll run out of patience real quick.

    IMHO, reloading berdan primed cases is for those rare calibers that brass is scarce for, new or used.