7.62x54 hunting ammo

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  1. 1LoneWolf75

    1LoneWolf75 Active Member

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    Does anyone know where I can find good cheap ammo for this? Has to be reloadable, my dad wants to use it durin rifle season. If this is in the wrong place I won't be offended if its moved.
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    time2shoot Well-Known Member

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    hey wolf. yore best bet is to find relodable brass, and load them up how he wants them.
    trying to find hunting rounds in that cal. ? I don't know, I have never seen them. But then again i have never looked for them.
  3. RandyP

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    Cabelas sells the S&B Brand 7,62x54R with a 180 gr soft point for $22 for a 20 round box. Next to reloading that should at least be a bit better than using the old surplus FMJ? The price is not unreasonable either.
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    The S&B brass is good too. Good hunting handload is 45 gr VARGET and a 180 gr sierra gameking. .311" dia of course.
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    Look for the Privi partsan ammo, nice accuracy and reloadable brass.
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    Thanks guys!!!
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    Uh probably a dumb question here, but..... I was lookin round fer more info on this particular gun and saw that I would need to slug the barrel to see if it was the correct diameter. WHAT?????? How often are the barrels worn out on these things? Also Hodgden's website lists a .308 diameter bullet. Now I'm confused. :confused:HELP PLEASE!!!
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    You did'nt mention what rifle....I've slugged my Moisins and found .310-.314,I load .311s in mine with no problems.
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    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.
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    I actually don't know anythin bout the rifle except that my dad wants to use it fer deer huntin this year.
    I haven't even seen it yet. He just called and asked and I did some lookin and then decided to ask y'all.
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  11. RandyP

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    per the Wiki articles, the following are rifles that have been chambered in 7.62x54R - not shown are all the models of machine gun that used the round.

    Rifles
    The various Mosin-Nagant bolt-action rifles including the sawn-off "Obrez" pistol.
    The American Winchester Model 1895. Approximately 300,000 made for the Russian army in 1915-16.
    AVB-7.62
    AVS-36
    Dragunov sniper rifle (including Chinese NDM-86 variant)
    JS 7.62
    SVT-38 and SVT-40
    PSL sniper rifle
    M91
    Berkut-2M1
    IZH-18MH
    SV-98 (Snaiperskaya Vintovka Model 1998)
    Alejandro Sniper Rifle

    It is most probable that your dad has one the Mosin-Nagants. There is NOTHING wrong with them either of course, it is plenty accurate enough for most common hunting uses out to a couple hundred yards. My brother can ring the 1000 yard gong most times with his 91/30 with a Scout scope.
  12. 1LoneWolf75

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    Open sights with surplus fmj he can hit a coyote at 300 yards so defiantly accurate enough fer a long deer rifle.
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