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7.62mmX54mm Russian Ammo For Sale

Developed by the Russians and introduced as a service cartridge in 1891, the 7.62x54mmR is a rimmed rifle cartridge. It was designed for the Mosin-Nagant rifle that was used during the late Russian Tsarist era up to today. The 7.62x54 holds the record as the longest service life (120 years) of all military service cartridges worldwide. It is still used in the Dragunov, the PKM and other sniper rifles.

The U.S.-made Winchester Model 1895 was chambered for the 7.62x54 under a contract made with the Russian government. The “R” in the 7.62X54mm R stands for rimmed and not “Russian”. Note that this cartridge is not the same as the 7.63 Soviet round.

The case capacity of the 7.62×54mmR prevents it from reaching the more powerful loads of .30-06. Nevertheless, this cartridge can easily put down large bears. The original bullet of the 7.62X54mmR is a Jager round-nosed FMJ bullet. However, this was changed into a spitzer bullet in 1908. A variant 7N1 was developed in 1966 to increase accuracy for the Dragunov.

The velocity and power of the 7.62x54mmR is comparable with the .308 Winchester. It is a popular cartridge for sport-grade Mosin-Nagant rifles and other variants of the Dragunov. Other modern day variants of the 7.62x54mmR are metal clad: 57-N-323S, 7N13, 7T2, 7BZ3 and 7N1.
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