7.65 French Long.

Les Révolvers et Pistolets de Militaires Français, Mle.1873, 1892, 1935, Unique, Ruby, et alia
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Re: 7.65 French Long.

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Loaded up 250 Starline brass cartridges and this is the fit in a 1935A barrel.The First shown is a military, original French cartridge, second is a Steinel cartridge with the copper tip, and third is my reload with Starline brass and pulled French bullet and powder. OAL is 1.180, primer, CCI small pistol primer, crimped with a modified Lee 30 Luger crimp pistol die. CH4D die set
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Original French steel case ammunition for fit, .309 bullet with a OAL of 1.191 with 77 grain FMJ
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Re: 7.65 French Long.

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STEINEL FACTORY AMMO
Steinel cartridge for fit in the 1935 A barrel. OAL is 1.185 Starline brass with .308 carbine bullet-110 grain weight
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RELOADS
My reload with original pulled components with Starline brass OAL 1.180inch, .309 original bullet with a 77 grain weight. This was tested and all go Kaboom. CCI small pistol primers are a little harder than Winchester. They fire off fine, but have less of a primer strike depth than observed on Winchester small pistol primers.
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Re: 7.65 French Long.

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My next reloads will be with components Tuna recommends: "I have been using the Hornady .309 diameter XTP 90 gr. with 3.5 to 3.8 grs of Unique." I am going to use Winchester small pistol primers. I want to see how the Xtp .309 bullets feed.
:cry: labor day update: it seems XTP bullets and small pistol primers are gone, nothing to be found. No ammo, no primers, no bullets for pistols. :violin:
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