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Semi-Automatic 7.62x54R Rifles

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Aaryq, Jul 28, 2008.

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  1. Aaryq

    Aaryq Member

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    Howdy, folks.
    I'm curious as to if there is a rifle that meets this criteria out there on the market.

    Non-Milsurp
    Non-Dragunov style
    Semi-Automatic
    Detachable Magazine Fed
    7.62x54R
     
  2. yesit'sloaded

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    I do believe that Valmet made a hunting rifle in 7.62x54r that was a semi. Might have been Drag- style though.
     
  3. yesit'sloaded

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    Found a 1940 Hungarian sporting rifle.
    [​IMG] looks like it was built on an SVT frame.
     
  4. Ash

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    The Hungarian is still a milsurp, being a sporterized SVT. I cannot think of a single semi-auto 7.62x54r that is not either based on the SVT, the SVD, or PSL. There are lever guns, of course, as well as double rifles, but no commercial 7.62x54r that is not based on one of the three actions.

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    no, they will all be milsurp.
    unless remmy did a very early version for the Russians, about 100 yrs ago.
     
  6. rangerruck

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    svt 40 or 44 is about as close as I can think, looks mostly like what is in the pic.
     
  7. Drgong

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    Never know, perhaps someone would build one.

    Shame the tigr rifle is so dang expensive, though it is based off the Dragunov setup, and not what you are looking for.
     
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    There's Saigas in 7.62x54R available in Russia/Eastern Europe. That's it.
     
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    Their may be a kit to switch a sks to 7.62x54r somewhere.
     
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    I have heard that the Stg-2000's are supposedly coming out with two other variants; a 308 and the above. But so far, just hearsay.
     
  11. Ash

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    Those would still be AK's, and in this case, PSL's with different clothing (I wonder if the front sight would be mounted over the gas port or on the barrel?). They might have shorter barrels like the paratroopers of old, though. In any case, they aren't Dragunov-based, but I assume that includes the PSL which has the same look.

    That's kind of the problem, though. I can't think of any commercial self-loading actions that would generally be suitable for 7.62x54r because of the rim. I suppose you could modify an M14-based rifle, but that would mean completely new magazines or adapting the M14 to PSL mags.

    But man that would be an expensive rifle.

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  12. Cmdr. Gravez0r

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    Not possible. Also SKS action is not strong enough.
     
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    there is at least one Russian semi-auto rifle in 7.62x54R which is NOT based on any military design - the Berkut-2M
    But good luck finding one overseas :evil:
     
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    The ad copy states it's chambered in a Russian 7.62X51, not 7.62X54R...
     
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    The Medved is a Dragunov.

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    it says 762.51 russian. So you can bet your life , with 100% assurity, if it is made in Russia, and is based on a Drag platform, they will chamber it in
    762.54.
     
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    The Medved is indeed 7.62x54r as well as 9.3mm.

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