tigerbat7 said:I have a K1A no#1 in 762x39, to answer your question i have shot steel case ammo in my no#1 with the following results -->(1) alot of misfires, steel case have harder primers for use in semi-auto's (AK/SKS rifles) (2)--> 2 1/2" to 3 1/2" groups at 100 yds and more over 3" plus than sub-3" groups-->(3) most steel cased ammo has bi-metal bullet jackets (they are steel bullet jacket with copper plating or copper washed), so thats why i don't shoot steel in a no#1
Alan in GA said:I used to pull the copper washed steel military bullets and reseat a quality jacketed [copper] game bullet, then crimp with a Lee Factory Crimp die. Let the steel lacquered empty cases fly off into the brush, didn't care.
How does your K1A shoot with commercial ammo?
luvs2hunt62 said:surplus military ammo is .311 diameter. Your #1 barrel is .308--hence the huge increase in grouping.
Rocdoc said:luvs2hunt62 said:surplus military ammo is .311 diameter. Your #1 barrel is .308--hence the huge increase in grouping.
Is this true, are they .308? Been watching some of the new blued edition examples, one seller was asked and stated .311 barrel. At least one other owner of the K1a version said .311 also. I have no idea but would hope it is .308 if I decide t get one.