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    Smiffy, mate I was going to tell you all about how that ammo was good for everything from buffalo to carp..... then I realised how old I was and how it isnt really modern ammo anymore like it was when I was 17.
    But I will tell you how as a young bloke I shot everything from buffalo to carp with that same ammo.
    I used to nip the end of the copper off and file it level. I was only a kid and knew no better, but I shot a lot of cleanskin cattle , for our consumption, and later on in Arnhem Land I shot many buffalo with those exact rounds. There is nothing wrong with them mate . They dont bang up a kangaroo skin too badly either.
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    @C404 all good mate.
    I was just considering their use over proper sporting ammo.
    If I could do some home modifications to make them humane hunting projectiles then that's a win-win.
    BUT I am well aware that isn't really the way to go nowadays.

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    @csmiffy - with the current bursts of idiocy emanating from our capital city:
    1. I'd pull the bullets (10 would be a nice round figure), press mounted collet puller?
    2. Weigh the 10 chosen ones.
    3. Average the weight - XXX grains /10 = average weight of 1 bullet.
    4. Choose a reliable hunting bullet of same weight or slightly lighter.
    5. Load chosen replacement bullet to the CBTO length of your rifle to be used in.
    6. Sight in if required or needed.
    7. Muzzle velocity measured, drop chart sorted.
    8. Go hunting

    PS - hope I'm not blabbing on about something you already know/have planned

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    @WallyR nope nothing planned at all. No idea what im doing yet lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by gonetropo View Post
    i used to have some of this ammo. its pretty "hot" and was the only thing my AR10 came close to reliable on
    yep because a lot was IIRC loaded slightly hefty to allow it to ensure the 7.62bren and latterly in our case the GPMG would successfully cycle it .must have worked cause at least twice in my TF career i was in the butts when a GPMG ran _let go trigger gun carries on!Its arsehole seizure time believe me!
    Hence gun No22 having his hand round belt right at edge of feed tray -one twist of wrist breaks links stops gun in its tracks.7.62 bren ??trying to remember if i saw one but do know a straight mag on me unlike the 28rd banana on its parental .303

    smifficus -cartchup ?????bell me at your leisure
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    Quote Originally Posted by csmiffy View Post
    @swazi good spot. a bit of dr google after that seems to prove it.
    made in 1986 apparently and I think 147 grain.
    pity they are berdan primed. PITA
    surely you can manufacture a rod to pop berdan primers??

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    Guy I know drills them out enough to insert boxer primers. Im not a reloader myself so cannot say how safe/unsafe that it. Seems to work for unobtainium 7.62x54r.

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    Probably coudnt do it these days but I cut slits in the mosquito mesh on the house back in Arnhem Land. Which was surrounded by cashew trees. The crows used to love sitting there and waking me up. A few weeks of "hitting the snooze button" sorted that out. Nobody complained either. By sheer coincidence, it was that same ammo. I still cant wake up in a hot climate with a crow cawing and NOT think " where's my rifle?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by kotuku View Post
    surely you can manufacture a rod to pop berdan primers??
    they usually do something hydraulically by filling it up with water and putting them though a press with the right attachments or chisel them out.
    RCBS do one. sort of levers them out.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6cvLrbaWeQ
    Plus you have to buy different primers. @swazi I would suggest its done after firing. There is a few vids online about them. The main issue is the primer pockets are bigger I think.

 

 

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