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7.62x54R .... Olympic?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by cbrgator, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. cbrgator

    cbrgator Well-Known Member

    Have you heard of this manufacturer? It's Greek and non-corrosive. Same price as most of the surplus stuff, found it on ammoman.com. Thoughts?
  2. _N4Z_

    _N4Z_ Well-Known Member

  3. JonB

    JonB Well-Known Member

    Got a box of it, but haven't tried it yet. I bought it, then bought a metric crap ton of surplus x54R which is what I have been shooting.
  4. marktx

    marktx Well-Known Member

    Read elsewhere that it was wildly inaccurate as it is loaded with .308 diameter bullets rather than .311 which is supposed to be the correct size for the 7.62x54r round.

    A local shop had it for $5 a box and figured it was probably worth picking up at that price and sure enough I measured a few bullets and it's .308 and some Yugo surplus I measured was .311.

    My guess would be that it might shoot fine in some rifles but even if it shoots lousy there isn't any other noncorrosive 54r available as cheap.
  5. DeathByCactus

    DeathByCactus Well-Known Member

    I've heard some bad things on Olympic, however, I couldn't give you any credible evidence as it was all word of mouth. Which could be credible or completely false, but... I won't ever buy it.
  6. grimjaw

    grimjaw Well-Known Member

    Here's someone who actually performed tests on it.


    It developed its reputation when surplus 7.62x54R was dirt cheap. Olympic was priced higher yet still berdan primed. Word of mouth says that the primers weren't all that great, but the link above says the bullet is the right size. For people who couldn't use steel core/jacketed bullets, it was sometimes the only thing they could use. At least you could sell the brass for recycling scrap.

    I didn't even know it was still available. I haven't seen anybody but Ammoman list it for some time, and he's out of stock.

  7. rangerruck

    rangerruck Well-Known Member

    it's allright, i would do it for hunting purposes.
  8. fastbike

    fastbike Well-Known Member

    I've had a large percentage (~40) of split necks from Olympic. Tried two boxes, quit using it. Also very inaccurate. Much better surplus available for similar price.

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