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The Ultimate Reloading Manual
Wolfe Publishing Group
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The Ultimate Reloading Manual

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7.65mm / 7.65 French MAS

7.65mm / 7.65 French MAS
Warning! Notes: Historical Notes - A military cartridge used in the French Model 1935A and 35-S auto pistols and Model 1938 submachine gun. It was replaced in 1950 by the 9mm Parabellum (Luger) cartridge and an improved pistol. However, it is still used to a limited extent in both military and police work. Quite a few of these pistols have been sold as war surplus. They are of Colt-Browning-type design, but do not have the grip safety. General Comments - The 7.65mm French MAS pistol cartridge must not be confused with the Luger or Browning cartridges of similar caliber designations. It has an elongated, straight case, actually a copy of the 30 Pederson round. It is slightly more powerful than the 32 ACP, but not sufficiently so to make it anything but a small game number for field use. For self-defense, it would be a little better than the 32 ACP, but not any better than the 380 ACP or as effective as the 9mm Luger. For loading, any 30-caliber bullet of up to 100 grains can be used. (Cartridges of the World, 6th Edition)
Be Alert: Publisher cannot be responsible for errors in published load data.
Wt. Bullet Powder Manufacturer Powder Charge Velocity (FPS)
77 Alliant Unique Subscribe 1100
Remarks: ME: 206; Lyman #311252
86 Alliant Bullseye Subscribe 1000
Remarks: estimated MV; ME: 190; 7.63 Mauser bullet
100 Alliant Unique Subscribe 1030
Remarks: estimated MV; ME: 235; Speer 30-cal. Plinker