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Looking for a good deal on 7.62x54R

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by juk, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. juk

    juk Well-Known Member

    I just purchased my first rifles chambered for 7.62x54R and kinda don't know where to start. These are 91/30s, if that matters. I am not afraid of corrosive ammo, but don't want total junk. It will be to plink with, nothing else. No restrictions as to bullet metalurgy. I am looking for bulk ammo. I will try out the hunting grade stuff later. So, If you know of any good deals, please post up.
  2. nathan

    nathan Well-Known Member

    Expect to pay $ 80 for a can of 440 rds. Thats the good deal today , dont expect less than that. Also factor in the shipping. Good luck.
  3. ssaint04

    ssaint04 New Member

    I see you're in Alabama. If you're in the Huntsville area, Larry's (where I bought my Mosin Nagant 91/30 just yesterday) had cans for $70 or so.
  4. caribou

    caribou Well-Known Member

    The sights on a Russian Mosin 91/30 are in Meters for Light ball ,silver tip or no color at all, will work fine, of course, with yellow tipped Heavy ball but beyond 100 yards its gonna hit a bit high.
    On all Communist block(and still in former Soviet countrys) the bullet tip, the can and the wooden case ,there is a color code; a silver painted stripe or no stripe at all and its light ball, if there is a yellow stripe, its heavy ball, fairly simple. So with the '7.62X54r' on the milsurp, look for a color code (or no color) to see its weight.

    Often, heavy ball is good for practise, as most Hunting ammo is heavier in weight, and hits a bit higher(inches) at longer ranges.
  5. zhyla

    zhyla Well-Known Member

    An 880 round crate from SGammo worked out to I think $.19/rd after shipping. Best deal I could find.
  6. skeptical_in_Ohio

    skeptical_in_Ohio Well-Known Member

    Aim Surplus in Middletown, OH has it on their website at $72.95/440 rounds if you buy 2 or more cans.
  7. juk

    juk Well-Known Member

    That's good to know about the color codes. Thanks for the info guys. I will probably get 2 cans. I made the mistake of getting a single can of 7.2x39 without the can opener. That thing about gave me fits when I was trying to pry it open.

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