Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

7.62x54R .... Olympic?

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

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. cbrgator

    cbrgator Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2008
    Messages:
    2,525
    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_ Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2005
    Messages:
    1,016
    Location:
    Michigander lost in... The Yonders, Oklahoma
  3. JonB

    JonB Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2006
    Messages:
    966
    Location:
    Tampa
    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 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2007
    Messages:
    629
    Location:
    Texas
    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 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2008
    Messages:
    244
    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 Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2005
    Messages:
    3,358
    Location:
    Arkansas
    Here's someone who actually performed tests on it.

    http://www.7.62x54r.net/MosinID/MosinAmmo035.htm

    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.

    jm
     
  7. rangerruck

    rangerruck Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2006
    Messages:
    8,374
    Location:
    Texas, baby!
    it's allright, i would do it for hunting purposes.
     
  8. fastbike

    fastbike Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2007
    Messages:
    102
    Location:
    North Texas
    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.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page