Re: 7.62x54 hunting ammo
I suspect the OP has a Mosin Nagant of some variety or another - I have a 91/30 myself and while it IS a fun beastie to shoot, especially with low cost milsurp ammo, I can't say that I'd want to have to schlepp that rather long wood covered anvil over the river and through the woods for hunting. lol
THere are too many low cost Savage hunting rifles out there, new and used.
Lee Anniversary and Lee Classic 4-Hole Turret, presently reloading .380, 7.62 Nagant (32-20), 9mm and 45ACP