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Cartridges

PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 4:02 am
by Jan B
With my C96, I got 50 cartridges marked: "7,63 FNM 1-75". I read somewhere, that theese are Portugeese, (Fabrica Nacional de MuniƧoes, de Moscavide (Lisboa)). and pretty powerful. Would it be vise to reload hem?

Re: Cartridges

PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 3:45 am
by Jan B
Well, I fired one of them, it had a tremendous blast, I have preferred not to use them, for the reason too, that they have Berdan primers.
In stead I have used a load of 4 grs of VihtaVuori N310, behind a Lee 93 grs bullet (lead/tin, sized to .311), enough to reload, and give a velosity of 370 m/s.
I have tried to use a slower powder (4,8 grs N340), it reloads, but the cases are blackened on the outside, (you get gases slipping by the case).