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Thinking I'm going to try tungsten carbide

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So im giving up on the firing pin. The chamber is cut too deep. I'm sending the barrel to Wayne York for a rechamber to 7.62x54r.

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I have two 7.62x39 Handi barrels fitted by Brian56 onto two separate (Remington) Handis, and I have fired quite a bit of steel cased Tula, and Wolf (basically the same stuff) ammo without any FTF. This was with a factory (unmodified) stock Handi. I'm wondering if it has to do with the fit of the barrel?

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Tak, Brian rebarreled a .22-250 for me. Sub-MOA at 300. If Brian's hand was in it, it was perfect. I wish he'd work on our Handis again.

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I bought a 22" 223 barrel that had issues with the chamber for cheap and sent it is FFL to Wayne York. For a rebore to 7.62x39. I bought some Tula steel cased ammo, Fiocchi brass ammo and Winchester brass ammo.
At first I was getting FTF on all the ammo. I put a Wolf extra strength hammer spring and now I've had no more FTF with the brass ammo. I'm still getting some FTF with the Tula ammo.
I'm assuming hard primers?
you want soft primmers use brown bear ammo
http://www.selwayarmory.com/brown-be...se-of-500.html
has soft primers my sks almost punches throught them i use in my mac 90/ak
red army standard i like very acurate

https://www.sgammo.com/product/red-a...ing-hollow-poi
has harder ones and wolf seems about the same tula real hard

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I bought a Howa mini action 7.62x39. Everything goes bang in it and it's very accurate so I'm looking forward to the H&R being rechambered to 7.62x54r

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I'm with sagia308 I like the Red Army Standard ammo.
But then my 7.62x39 was fitted by Brian, along with my .357mag Talo barrel. He did very good work. Miss him.

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Started with .223 Ultra Bull barrel. Added .357 Talo barrel. Added an action and stock set bought here, 7.62x39 barrel. Then bought complete guns .444 Marlin and .300 Blackout. Leaving me at 4 complete rifles plus a barrel. Plus a 9mm stub job bought here, and I have been finding and buying H&R shotguns at our local pawn shop where they seem to go cheap.
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Gents,

I bought a used 7.62 x 39 barrel and got about 60-70% ignition with steel-cased ammo with a stronger hammer spring. Not feeling comfortable with doing the work myself, I sent it off to the northwest to be fitted and when I got it back was only getting 30% ignition! Gunsmith said he bends the frame, rather than filing the breech face, and/or addressing the hinge as I had anticipated. Sent it back for another go and then was getting 50-60% ignition, still less than when unaltered and with a thicker wallet. By filing the hammer face and increasing firing pin protrusion I'm now getting 90% plus ignition.

So eventually I'll get around to trying hand fitting it myself.

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Slightly off topic, but some time back, Brian was thinking about opening a shop to do work on Handi's. I know he had health issues, hopefully he's okay. Does anyone know if he went ahead with his plans.

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I believe he diverted slightly into wood carving on stocks. He had posted here some while back looking for old stocks to practice on.


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