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Old 09-03-2002, 00:03   #1
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Anyone hunt deer with an SKS if so...

What load did you use? I don't want to use the Russian hollow point stuff I'd like use a factory or custom load if anyone has one. Thanks ST
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Old 09-03-2002, 02:07   #2
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I use a Mini-30 in Maine with a Federal 123 Grain Medium Game Soft Point.
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Old 09-03-2002, 06:51   #3
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I may not be able to get out and hunt too much this season, so I can't justify buying a new rifle. I'd like to have a Savage .243 but it will just have to wait.

I'll be using a Mak-90 7.62X39 for hog hunting. I have the Russian HP's too. I've heard people say they tested them and they hardly expand at all. If this is true that would be okay, they would have a little extra diameter but retain weight. I fired one into a block of clay and it definatly opened up but I didn't recover it so I don't know how much. I did't find any pieces either so perhaps it did stay together. I have half a box of Winchester 123gr Soft points but I would need to get more and do some practicing with them before going out.

Wolf makes a 7.62X39 154gr JSP for about $2.50 a box of 20. I haven't heard anything bad about this ammo and it just might be the ticket.

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my best freind doug, took his first deer 3 yrs ago, a 6 point in michigan at about 120 yds with wolf target ammo in 7.62 x 39 we had just got done putting one of the cheaper than dirt, composite stocks and scope mounting kits on it with the cheap 4x scope. dropped that 6 point where he stood without a problem, got the heart and both lungs.
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Old 09-03-2002, 16:43   #5
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Most of the 7.62x39 rounds from overseas, even those marketed as 'hunting' rounds, do not expand with any consistency. The cores and jackets of said rounds are often a mish-mash of steel, iron, alloys and pot metal (in addition to proper copper/brass/lead)....hence the inconsistencies.

In addition to the US made rounds mentioned above, PMC has produced a softpoint 7.62x39 round that has expanded consistently (albeit mildly) in my informal tests.

A quick check to their website also shows that Cor-Bon also produces 7.62x39 125gr JHP hunting/defense rounds.
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Old 09-03-2002, 18:01   #6
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Remington factory has worked well for me.
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Old 09-03-2002, 22:14   #7
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Corbon also produces a 150 grain hunting soft point that does 2,300 fps from a 20" SKS. That is one hot load and it has the weight.

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Old 09-09-2002, 13:18   #8
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Ulyanovsk brand 123gr 7.62x39 HP ammo expands/fragments wonderfuly! Wolf HP ammo does not. Here's a pic of an Ulyanovsk HP round recovered from some water jugs:
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You probably wouldn't get enough penetration to take down a big deer, but it works great on rabbits, coyote, etc!

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