Czech silvertip/yellowtip 7.62x54R: thoughts?


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Gord
September 29, 2006, 12:58 AM
Ammunitionstore has a pretty good deal going on the Czech silvertip light ball, which I've wanted to try out for a while. Problem is, reviews have been pretty split everywhere I've seen 'em. I searched and this (http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=206448&highlight=silvertip) and this (http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=204997&highlight=silvertip) came up. Case in point.

I've never heard anything about the Czech yellowtip; anyone tried that? How'd you like it?

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Koobuh
September 29, 2006, 08:06 AM
People will have different reactions based on their expectations. For one thing, a lot of people fail to realize at the most basic level that not every ammunition will be accurate from a given rifle. This leads to a reaction of 'oh this stuff sucks, too innaccurate!' when it doesn't shoot well from their rifle(s), and an opposite reaction from those who found to the contrary with their own.

You'll just have to try it out and see. :)
For what it's worth, one of my rifles, and my father's M91/30 like Czech silver-tip well enough to want more. We really, really want more Polish light ball, but of course that's hard to find at a reasonable price.

Czech yellow tip? Dunno, never shot it. I'd imagine it's about as good as any other variant of yellow tip, though maybe cleaner shooting. Again, you will have to experiment to discern how well your own arms will like it.
Oh, and yellow-tip tends to kick a bit more, heavier bullet and all, you know.

wrench
September 29, 2006, 12:03 PM
If you only have one or two mosins, buy a little bit of every kind of ammo you can find. Then shoot it to find out what your rifles like.
Czech silvertip is very good ammo, but some of my rifles shoot albanian better, some shoot a shotgun pattern with albanian, but will put hungarian yellow tip all in the black.
A cheap case of silvertip doesn't do you much good if none of your rifles like it.;)

dfaugh
September 29, 2006, 12:06 PM
Never seen th "yellowtip"...but th ONLY milsurp ammo I've ever gotten decent accuracy from was was the "Silvertip". Almost, but not quite as good as as commercial ammo.

fisi
September 29, 2006, 10:44 PM
just made the drive to j&g in prescott 2 days ago. 800 rnds czech silver tip
for $62. it has worked flawlessly out of a romanian fpk/psl semi-auto rifle.
every round hit a 5 gallon plastic bucket lid at 100 yds and i was shooting the rifle, by laying it on a backpack, on the roof of my car. not very scientific,
but i don't pretend to be tommy tactical. 1966 headstamp on the case.

grimjaw
September 30, 2006, 12:46 AM
Tactical Ninja, check out the Gunboards.com ammo and collectors forums. They have a few good threads on Czech x54R.

I haven't fired any myself, yet, but I have 800 rounds of silvertip inbound.

jm

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