23 August 2018
I've been shooting the 7.62x54R since the mid '60s, cast in the cartridge since the mid '70s. In CBA Military Rifle Matches (Phoenix, AZ) I've been shooting my SAKO built Finn M39. It is quite accurate with the 314299 (either Lyman or NOE) cast of #2 Alloy. I load the weight selected bullets in Norma cases over 28.5 gr 4895 and use a Dacron filler. I have won numerous matches with this combination.
I also shoot Accurate's 31-215-FN, Lee's C312-185-1R and a group by Lee mould C314-291 all of which shoot very well.
I have an Ishvesk(SP?) arsenal made M28/30 sniper with the 3.5X PU scope. It also is very accurate with cast.
Additionally I have 2 MNs I brought back from the war games in SEA. A M28 (rebuilt on M91 Hex action) and a Chinese Type 53. The previous owners were somewhat reluctant to give them up but I drove a hard bargain....... I occasionally shoot them, mostly with the Lee C312-291 in Bulgarian cases with the primer pockets converted to SR primers.
Concealment is not cover.........