Q: Is 7.62x54r ammo good for hunting? A: Yes, the 7.62x54r cartridge is excellent for hunting medium-sized game such as deer, elk, and bear.
Can you hunt moose with 7.62 x54r?
Yes, it is just fine for black bear, caribou and even moose, (albeit a fairly short range moose round) with the PROPER bullets. If you handload, use a premium bullet.
Is a Mosin Nagant a good hunting rifle?
According to Chuck Hawks, a rifle length Mosin with a 180 grain or heavier controlled expansion bullet is just enough for Brown Bear, Grizzly, and Polar Bear. A Mosin effectively can kill a deer at 600 yards. It’s a decent hunting rifle. The Mosin Nagant can be a great option for a hunting rifle.
Can a 7.62 x54r kill a bear?
Sure. Contrary to popular belief, bears are made of flesh and bone, same as any other creature, and rifle fire can and will penetrate the cranial vault of a bear, same as it will damn near any other creature out there. Put a 7.62×39 slug in the brain of a bear, and it will die.
Can a Mosin kill a moose?
It will kill moose and elk, but it’s light for that in the same way that the . 30-06 is light for that.
Will a 7.62x54R kill an elk?
The 7.62x54r is ballistic-ally somewhere between a . 308 and a 30-06. So a 30 caliber bullet, 180 grains or heavier, launched at that velocity should kill elk all day long. Either of those loads should work, as long as they’re accurate (and you know how they shoot).
Are mosin Nagants good for deer hunting?
You should have no problem taking a deer with a Mosin Nagant. The 7.62x54R round has plenty of power and soft pointed ammo is available. You might find the rifle to be a little on the long side if you’re hunting in brush but I wouldn’t fret over it. Scope mounts are common as well.
Are mosin Nagants safe to shoot?
Mosins are notoriously over-built rifles. As long as you’re not making the barrel overheat or setting it on fire, you should be good to go. And in my experience, the bolt will start to stick and jam once that barrel starts overheating. Usually after 75-100 rapid rounds without a cooling break.
Is 7.62x54R still used?
7.62x54R is not obsolete, but it is definitely niche. That said, a lot of modern firearms and rounds are niche products, so I wouldn’t consider it a big deal.
Is 7.62x54R the same as 308?
The 7.62x54R is totally different from the . 308,also know as the 7.62×51. See the difference in names. The 7.62x54R has a bullet whose diameter is .
Can I shoot 7.62 x39 in my 308?
No, you cannot shoot 7.62x39mm in a . 308 (7.62x51mm) rifle. It is a great way to seriously injure or kill yourself.
Is 7.62 x54r armor piercing?
No, it is not armor piercing ammunition. It’s full metal jacket light ball.
How powerful is 7.62 x54?
The 174 grain 7.62×54 bullet travels at 2610 fps and delivers 2,650 ft⋅lbf of muzzle energy. The 7.62x54r has a max pressure of 56,565 psi. The 7.62×51 has a max pressure of 60,191 psi. The increased pressure of the 7.62×51 cartridge is how it is able to obtain similar performance in smaller case.
How much is a box of 7.62 x54r?
In Stock 7.62x54R Ammo
|Wolf WPA Military Classic, 7.62x54R, FMJ, 148 Grain, 20 Rounds||$0.57/rd||$11.39|
|Red Army Standard 7.62x54R 148 gr. FMJ WHITE BOX 20 rnd/box (Shipped from West Coast Warehouse)||$0.58/rd||$11.49|
|Barnaul 7.62x54R Ammo 174 grain FMJ Case of 500 Rounds Bulk (Steel Case)||$0.58/rd||$289.00|