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Starline is now producing 7.62x39 Brass. Just thought I would share the information for those that reload or want to reload it.

 

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I think the last 7.62x39 brass I bought was IMI. I haven't loaded a round in years. The import stuff, the 154 Wolf/Tula/etc is good and cheap. :D

I'm not really sure why, but I've never bought any Starline brass. I'm thinkin' it might be a little higher dollar or something. I am cheap, ya know. :rofl:
 

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I bought some in .500 S&W Mag, .327 Fed Mag and will most likely buy some in 10mm next. I know the Starline .500 S&W Mag is definitely holding up better then the Winchester .500 S&W Mag brass I have. I have lost several S&W cases to split necks and have not lost a single Starline yet.
 

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Well, I need more .357 magnum and some .45 ACP. I'll have to try some. :D
 
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I bought some in .500 S&W Mag, .327 Fed Mag and will most likely buy some in 10mm next. I know the Starline .500 S&W Mag is definitely holding up better then the Winchester .500 S&W Mag brass I have. I have lost several S&W cases to split necks and have not lost a single Starline yet.
Well do you know that I have a Birthday coming up soon, and that I can use some more 10 MM Brass?
Just thought I would mention that, Mingaa is already getting me a Gift Certificate from Starline I hear!----:D
 

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Well do you know that I have a Birthday coming up soon, and that I can use some more 10 MM Brass?
Just thought I would mention that, Mingaa is already getting me a Gift Certificate from Starline I hear!----:D
You kidding? By the time we buy all the candles for your cake, we'll all be broke! :D
 

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My experience has been (not specifically with Starline, mind you) that it is more expensive to reload 7.62x39 than to just buy Wolf (which is actually pretty darned accurate in my SKS's and just pretty accurate in my AK). The absolute best price per round I could squeeze out of this round was about $0.20/round NOT counting the brass, using an experimental Bluedot load (it worked!) and Xtreme plated bullets 7.62 125gr flat nosed projectiles - I had to dremel a little bit on my AK to create a feed ramp of sorts to get them to chamber properly and they'd hit about 1800fps before cycling the gun but were actually pretty accurate. However, the price is pretty much right at what I can purchase Wolf or some other steel cased ammo for which functions flawlessly and as designed - plus, no chasing brass.
 

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My experience has been (not specifically with Starline, mind you) that it is more expensive to reload 7.62x39 than to just buy Wolf (which is actually pretty darned accurate in my SKS's and just pretty accurate in my AK). The absolute best price per round I could squeeze out of this round was about $0.20/round NOT counting the brass, using an experimental Bluedot load (it worked!) and Xtreme plated bullets 7.62 125gr flat nosed projectiles - I had to dremel a little bit on my AK to create a feed ramp of sorts to get them to chamber properly and they'd hit about 1800fps before cycling the gun but were actually pretty accurate. However, the price is pretty much right at what I can purchase Wolf or some other steel cased ammo for which functions flawlessly and as designed - plus, no chasing brass.
I have only ever loaded hunting ammo for that reason and then I discovered the Wolf 154 soft point is death to hogs. :D

Since getting that M4, I've not fired a lot of 7.62x39 at targets. Still kill hogs with it, though.
 
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I've bought Starline in 45-70 and 454 Casull. So far it has been great. I collected a fair amount of fired Starline off the range in 357, 45 Colt, 32 Colt Long and 38 S&W. I can't figure out why a person would go to the trouble to buy premium brass, load it and leave it on the range. If any of it has been loaded more than twice I can't tell it.
 

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I've bought Starline in 45-70 and 454 Casull. So far it has been great. I collected a fair amount of fired Starline off the range in 357, 45 Colt, 32 Colt Long and 38 S&W. I can't figure out why a person would go to the trouble to buy premium brass, load it and leave it on the range. If any of it has been loaded more than twice I can't tell it.
well they may not do that!
I find a good bit of Star line brass laying in the range floor here too.
not as much as Federal, PPU, Winny all the cheap stuff they sale at Wally World.
but anyway to MY point.
the reloading company (Commercial ) apparently buys Star line brass to reload when there is a shortage of certain calibers.
I have thought about buying a few boxes of 10 MM just to get the new Star line brass they reload it with as its not really that much more than I can buy just the brass for.
the problem is that its not usually all new Star line, its mixed head stamps but you can tell the new brass from the older brass.
Just a thought and something that I have noticed.
 
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You kidding? By the time we buy all the candles for your cake, we'll all be broke! :D
don't forget to wear the aluminized crash rescue/ suits as well before I light all the candles up!!
heres a pic of my LAST Birthday party.
 

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I reload x39 for a CZ 527 carbine. While it shoots steel cased stuff just fine, I enjoy working up loads for each rifle. the SKS shoots about all ammo similarly. It is good enough for its designed purpose but will not cloverleaf at 250 yards.


If anyone is interested in a bulk purchase count me in.
 

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One more thing. The only problem I have ever had with Starline brass has been some very tight primer pockets in 44sp and 45 colt. they would seat the primer but they took noticeably more effort on the hand priming tool.

Other than that minor complaint I use and recommend Starline without reservation.
 

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I bought some in .500 S&W Mag, .327 Fed Mag and will most likely buy some in 10mm next. I know the Starline .500 S&W Mag is definitely holding up better then the Winchester .500 S&W Mag brass I have. I have lost several S&W cases to split necks and have not lost a single Starline yet.
Yeah, I lost a couple of Starline 10mm brass not long ago - yup, kicked around in the gravel for about 20 minutes before I just gave up and went home!!

seriously though - Starline direct sells a minimum of 500 cases BUT the dealers that they wholesale to re-bag the bulk buys and sell bags of 100 and up. 100, 10mm are usually about $20 and, yeah, they typically beat Rem, Winny and the others ‘big’ boys! :cool:

Check the notes on the 7.62 - they are sized for .311 and need neck sizing at least to shoot .308 - according to their notes.
 

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bought alot of starline brass over the years. 7.62X39 is still so cheap in bulk I can't justify reloading it. But thanks for the heads up in case I do decide to.
 

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Brass in general is expensive as all get out now days. I was looking at .45ACP brass at Academy, think it was Winchester. 100 pieces, they wanted something around 40 bucks! Heck, I can buy 100 rounds of .45ACP loaded ammo in reloadable brass for about that or maybe a little less. Then I can enjoy practicing while I collect the ammo.

The nifty thing about the SKS, remove the gas piston and you have a straight pull bolt gun, no need to chase the brass. :D
 

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Brass in general is expensive as all get out now days. I was looking at .45ACP brass at Academy, think it was Winchester. 100 pieces, they wanted something around 40 bucks! Heck, I can buy 100 rounds of .45ACP loaded ammo in reloadable brass for about that or maybe a little less. Then I can enjoy practicing while I collect the ammo.

The nifty thing about the SKS, remove the gas piston and you have a straight pull bolt gun, no need to chase the brass. :D
True, but if you put a large trashcan about 10 feet behind you, it should drop right in, right? :p
 
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