New Romanian PSL-54C


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DirtyDUSN
May 31, 2009, 12:54 PM
I just bought my new baby on my leave time...
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$875 for it, 2 mags, and everything else it comes with...i also bought some of the yugo surplus ammo 182gr stuff...heres my question...I know alot of people say not to fire anything over 150gr in this rifle because it hurts the spring or something...can someone help me out? I have 6 boxes of the 15rd yugo ammo and i was wondering just to sight the scope in would that many rounds hurt it that much?

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xbox360
May 31, 2009, 01:03 PM
and the scope? thats a deal. scope is probly 150$+

NC-Mike
May 31, 2009, 01:52 PM
Got mine for 749.00 a few months ago and AIM has them for 699.00 but then you have to find someone to transfer it for you and pay shipping.

http://www.aimsurplus.com/acatalog/Romanian_PSL-54C_7.62x54R_Rifle.html


I wouldn't shoot heavy ammo through the gun. Twenty rounds may not hurt it but why do it when you know the rifle should be using 150 grain?

jpwilly
May 31, 2009, 04:29 PM
You shouldn't shoot heavy ball in the PSL because the gas system is non adjustable and is set up for light ball. Heavy ball will cycle your action much harder because of much more gas port pressure. Similar issue with M1 Garands.

maskedman504
May 31, 2009, 04:31 PM
and the scope? thats a deal. scope is probly 150$+

xbox360 the scope usually come as a package with the PSL-54c, along with a cleaning kit and other accesories.

I know alot of people say not to fire anything over 150gr in this rifle because it hurts the spring or something...

The heavier ball ammunition can cause the bolt to cycle more forcefully and damage the receiver/trunions by smashing into them. If your vehicles manufacturers told you your engine could be damaged unless you only ran 93+ octane, would would you run 87+ octane?

In short, it is unadvisable to shoot heavy pall in the PSL-54c.

wally
May 31, 2009, 05:12 PM
I will say I see no evidence of any extra violence it the action with my PSL shooting the commercial (Brown Bear, Silver Bear) 180 gr ammo. I'd stay away from the heavy ball surplus as it seems a good bit hotter in my MN-91 than the commercial stuff.

--wally.

DirtyDUSN
June 1, 2009, 05:24 PM
Alrighty thanks everybody...just wanted to see what a consensus was because I couldnt find much about it...

EdLaver
June 1, 2009, 05:43 PM
I've never shot anything higher than 150 grain in my PSL, someone told me long ago that it would be a bad idea and I listened. If it is or isnt, not worth the risk pushing it.

wally
June 1, 2009, 06:12 PM
If it is or isnt, not worth the risk pushing it.

I prefer to shoot non-corrosive ammo in autos. So I tried some of the 180 gr commercial along with 150 gr Wolf, The empties were all landing about the same place which tells me the action in moving about the same velocity for each ammo. I haven't shot the corrosive 7N1 I picked up yet, need to find a time I can be sure to be able to clean it right after shooting.

Often I shoot, then clean the next day or later, preferably not cleaning until after several outings.

--wally.

DirtyDUSN
June 2, 2009, 10:55 AM
I just fired about 40 rounds of the Czech 147 silver tip ammo through it yesterday...I have to say apart from me not using a steady sandbag or anything it was really accurate, it surprised me really...but then when I fired about 75 rounds through it with the yugo surplus 182gr stuff it wasnt as accurate as the Czech ammo...so yea Im going to stick to the Czech ammo for surplus, but for non corrosive I'll find some nice ammo hopefully...anyone have any suggestions?

EdLaver
June 2, 2009, 10:59 AM
Any of the wolf black box or wolf gold. Its VERY hard to find, I usually get mine at Pasadena gun shows here in Texas. There is one lil old guy that has a booth and oddly he always has some @ $10 a box. :)

NC-Mike
June 2, 2009, 06:50 PM
The Hungarian AIM has right now is great ammo for the PSL.

Yes, its corrosive. It's also great ammo and very cheap. Something that is exceedingly rare today.

DirtyDUSN
June 3, 2009, 01:55 PM
i just ordered 440rds of the Hungarian for 90 bucks...I know they are corrosive but I love to take the time to clean my babies! Make sure they are all nice!

NC-Mike
June 3, 2009, 03:35 PM
i just ordered 440rds of the Hungarian for 90 bucks...I know they are corrosive but I love to take the time to clean my babies! Make sure they are all nice!

Its great ammo. I find I'm happy firing twenty rounds when I hit the range with my PSL. Its become my favorite rifle and I don't want to abuse it or blow out the barrel.

Last trip I had a three shot group just about 2.5".

I'm pretty happy with that using surplus ammo and an out of the box rifle. I'm pretty sure with a 8x scope and better ammo, I could get tighter groups.

mordechaianiliewicz
June 3, 2009, 03:38 PM
I've been in the market for one. Once upon a time, I owned one, and now I'm thinking about getting another.... using the lighter ball, on the last one I had, I was able to make hits up to 400 yards away that were about 3" across if I really took time on my shots.

alpinemike
June 11, 2009, 02:39 AM
I recently got one. I LOVE IT !!!! Loud as hell!! I shoot Bulgarian and Russian light ball. So far I've put just over 400 rounds down the tube and no problems. Just pure unadulterated BOOM! Just enough recoil to let Me know She's a big rifle. The Russian ammo seems to hit closer than the Bulgy. I haven't broke any Marksman records yet but, that ain't why I bought it. Just a cool, good look'n, fun as hell rifle!!!! congrats!!!

NC-Mike
June 11, 2009, 11:17 AM
recently got one. I LOVE IT !!!! Loud as hell!! I shoot Bulgarian and Russian light ball. So far I've put just over 400 rounds down the tube and no problems. Just pure unadulterated BOOM! Just enough recoil to let Me know She's a big rifle. The Russian ammo seems to hit closer than the Bulgy. I haven't broke any Marksman records yet but, that ain't why I bought it. Just a cool, good look'n, fun as hell rifle!!!! congrats!!!

All true. You know a big bullet is leaving the bore when you shoot the PSL.

It is no mouse gun. :evil:

DirtyDUSN
June 11, 2009, 05:22 PM
Yea...I just got my ammo in the other night, I'm going to go see how they group within the next day or so...usually I just shoot random **** but this time I'm really going to try and group them as best as I can and see how well they are. I know its not the Russian sniper 7N1 ammo but I'll try my best...by the way does anyone know where you could find the Russian 7N1 ammo? I know they stopped importing it but I was just curious...

stubbicatt
June 11, 2009, 07:16 PM
I've thought about getting one, and having the barrel shortened to the shortest useable length. What a fun rifle that would be.

NC-Mike
June 12, 2009, 10:12 AM
Yea...I just got my ammo in the other night, I'm going to go see how they group within the next day or so...usually I just shoot random **** but this time I'm really going to try and group them as best as I can and see how well they are. I know its not the Russian sniper 7N1 ammo but I'll try my best...by the way does anyone know where you could find the Russian 7N1 ammo? I know they stopped importing it but I was just curious...

GunBroker would be a good place to look but Hungarian or Czech Silver Tip works pretty well too and cheaper.


I've thought about getting one, and having the barrel shortened to the shortest useable length. What a fun rifle that would be.

Mine is a lot of fun to shoot and the barrel length on it seems to work just fine. The PSL is not a rifle that's designed for sustained fire. I hate to say it but its kinda like a mini-14 in the regard it will start to string shots with a hot barrel but not nearly as bad as the dreaded mini-14. :D

This rifle serves the same function as a M14/M1A Designated Marksman Rifle. Others can lay down suppressive fire with their mouse-guns. This rifle looks for specific targets.

When I bring mine out, I usually shoot twenty or thirty rounds and I'm satisfied. :)




They did have a para-version of the PSL at one time. Don't know who made em or if they had any trouble...

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