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So is the realoading dies (Lee) and my Lee hand press kit.
Now all I need is the pistol, lol. (CZ-52)
No actually I need powder and primers too, which brings me to my questions.
What powder and primers would you reccomend? I'm using Starline brass and Hornady's 90 Xtp/HP bullets. This will be my first venture into reloading land. If there had been any Tok HP's commercially available I might have just bought some, but alas only FMJ is. SO...........Any advise?
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I used to reload, and I always followed guidelines in a good reloading manual. I don't know if the average manual specifies for the 7.62x25, but if you find one that does...it will list different types of powder to use and the amount of that powder and the chron. data with this powder combination, and they usually have multiple powders for any particular caliber. I sold all my reloading equip. a few years ago...maybe I will pick it back up once I retire.
 

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Right right, I actually have the Hornady reloading manual right here.
Looks like 14.2gr H 110 yielding 1700 fps (max load) is about the fastest I could get with the loads listed in their manual. I saw two different reviews of this bullet on the Midway website that gave a loads of 12.5 grains of AA No. 9, yielding over 1800 fps, but the Hornady book lists 10.1 grains of AA No. 9 as the max load.
.......and I found this at http://stevespages.com/312p_5_90.html :
2400 From 8.6 grains to 11.8 grains
Winchester WSP Primer
3N-37 From 5.1 grains to 7.0 grains
Winchester WSP Primer
800-X From 5.0 grains to 7.0 grains
Winchester WSP Primer
AA-7 From 7.0 grains to 8.7 grains
Winchester WSP Primer
AA-9 From 7.8 grains to 10.1 grains
Winchester WSP Primer
Blue Dot From 6.4 grains to 7.3 grains
Winchester WSP Primer
H-110 From 10.3 grains to 14.2 grains
Winchester WSP Primer
HS-7 From 6.8 grains to 8.1 grains
Winchester WSP Primer
N-110 From 9.6 grains to 11.8 grains
Winchester WSP Primer
N-340 From 4.4 grains to 5.9 grains
Winchester WSP Primer
Unique From 4.6 grains to 6.6 grains
Winchester WSP Primer
Universal From 4.5 grains to 6.0 grains
Winchester WSP Primer
W-296 From 10.2 grains to 14.4 grains
Winchester WSP Primer
W-540 From 4.6 grains to 6.6 grains
Winchester WSP Primer
WSL From 3.9 grains to 5.4 grains
Winchester WSP Primer

So at least one of my questions has been answered, the primer to use.
Now what would be a good hunting velocity, faster = better, or slower = safer and more expansion? How does the prices of different powders figure in?
Is there something you like about one powder over another?
What are the chances the guys using 20% more AA 9 powder that the manual says is a max load are going to blow the own faces off?
 
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