AIM got 7.62x54R in stock!


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Trent
February 20, 2013, 05:52 PM
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This was posted 26 minutes ago. :)

Good GRIEF that's a lot of 7.62x54R.

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USAF_Vet
February 20, 2013, 06:02 PM
My goodness. And I just sold my Mosin.

Trent
February 20, 2013, 06:04 PM
I did the math, there's 997,920 rounds visible in that photo.

Just shy of 1 million.

Delawarean
February 20, 2013, 06:06 PM
If I find a 91/59 or a M38 locally I'll get another Mosin. I used to have a 91/30 but it was too long and no range in the entire state allows steel jacket bullets!

12many
February 20, 2013, 06:11 PM
They just sold out !


Joking . . . :D

izhevsk
February 20, 2013, 06:33 PM
If only it was .22LR. :)

Dean Weingarten
February 20, 2013, 06:56 PM
My guess is that it will be gone by the end of the week.

c4v3man
February 20, 2013, 06:58 PM
Doesn't seem like 7.62x54 has been that hard to get. Made me wish I had a druganov...

jamesbeat
February 20, 2013, 07:27 PM
I looked on the Aim site last week and they had two types in stock then too.

docsleepy
February 20, 2013, 07:46 PM
This caliber is not difficult to reload. I suggest Norma brass. If you use the Lee Loader (neck sizing) the brass lasts a LONG time. If you full length resize, set your full length die to MINIMALLY move the shoulder back (experiment until it just barely fits your rifle). I use 44 grains of Varget with a 150 grain Sierra .311 spire point. This is a slightly-less-than-full-power load. Then you have a round that should be acceptable at any rifle range.

Trent
February 20, 2013, 08:36 PM
Their prices are up.

Last August I was paying $62 and $69 a case for Bulgarian, and Russian, light ball, respectively.

Now it's 79.95 for Bulgarian, and Russian is sold out.

So $18 more per 440, than 6 months ago (a 30% price increase)

FitGunner
February 20, 2013, 08:53 PM
$80 per can plus $30 shipping. I can usually find this at gun shows for $60-80 OTD.

Trent
February 20, 2013, 11:08 PM
$80 per can plus $30 shipping. I can usually find this at gun shows for $60-80 OTD.

I doubt if it'll stay there.

Either AIM is taking advantage of high demand, *or* their suppliers / importers are taking advantage of high demand and they're just passing it on.

Either way, the writing is on the wall, 7.62x54R is starting to climb.

Even at $80 it's .18 a round, which is cheap compared to any OTHER ammo out there right now.

I'd trip over myself if I could find high quality 308 or 8mm for that price.

Bhi curamach
February 20, 2013, 11:27 PM
M38 in stock at classic arms as of several minutes ago.
Wish like hell id the funds for one as its been on my want list for a while.
My M44 is grand but I get odd results when I unscrew the bayonet.
A rifle designed with out the spear would be much loved at my house.
Alas.

Ignition Override
February 21, 2013, 12:24 AM
Trent:

Wasn't some bulk east Euro (Russ./Serbo-./Bulg.) x54R listed for about $80-85 at some distributors about two years ago?
All three languages use the Cyrillic 'alphabet'.

Trent
February 21, 2013, 12:27 AM
Ignitionoverride;

In 2008 when I had my FFL, I could pick up a 440 round sealed tin of some -Slavia or another for $35 from the wholesale distributor, we were selling them like crazy at gunshows for $45 per tin, or $85/case (2 tins).

We moved quite a bit of it, in fact, I ran the very last of what I had saved through my PKM last year ... right before I picked up a load of 15K rounds off AIM to resupply. :)

Trent
February 21, 2013, 12:29 AM
(The "problem", if it were to be classified as such, is about 5 million US gun owners went out and bought suplus Mosin Nagants at $80 each, and everyone wanted a case of ammo for them.)

In fact, I think it's a safe wager that US citizens hold more Mosin Nagants at this point than all other countries combined. :)

Pure speculation, but seeing how many sold, it's probably not too far off the mark.

Same with the K31's. I bet the vast majority of Switzerland's old arms are now safely tucked away in American gun cabinets & safes.

ol' scratch
February 21, 2013, 04:45 AM
That is great news. I am expecting an M1891/30 PU Sniper from them today. It is on the UPS truck. :D

ol' scratch
February 21, 2013, 04:48 AM
I just read what they are getting for a can. I will pass right now until everyone settles down or I can find components to roll my own. :rolleyes:

Sergei Mosin
February 21, 2013, 06:27 AM
In fact, I think it's a safe wager that US citizens hold more Mosin Nagants at this point than all other countries combined.

I can neither confirm nor deny...oh, you were talking about all of us, not me personally. Well, never mind then. Carry on.

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