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7.62x54

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by never4get, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. never4get

    never4get federal way Member

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    does anyone have experence with this round for hunting? Just seems to me that the 202gr. soft point make a good big game load, upto a griz. Sure would be good for elk under 150 yards, any thoughts..? I got a mosin-nagant with composite stock & scope that shoots real nice, thought I'd give it a try next season on deer:eek:
     
  2. kukusya

    kukusya King County Wa Active Member

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    Go for it. If you have good accuracy on your gun, you can hunt deer/elk past 300yards. Not good fit for varmint or coyotes. Good luck in next season.
     
  3. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    I always wanted to know how she was as a big game rifle...show pics if you bag one!
     
  4. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    I carried my Mosin this year during deer season. I used Winchester 180gr soft points. Double Tap and Hornady make hunting rounds for them as well, however they use a .308 caliber bullet and the most Mosins uses a .311 caliber. .311 is what is found in surplus ammo and the Winchester I mentioned above. If you are a handloader you can source many bullets in. 311 calibers for hunting and load your own. It will make a great hunting round and as long as your good with the rifle I wouldn't hesitate to carry it.
     
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  5. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    I disagree. If you know the capabilities of your shooting with the rifle then there is no reason you couldn't use it on varmints.
     
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  6. never4get

    never4get federal way Member

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    Sounds good guys! will post pictures when I get either deer or elk! Iwas real surprised on how well this rifle shoots. I've got under 200. into this, and I've paid ALOT more for some rifles that don't shoot as well! (could be shooter? no way......)(I'm laughing)
     
  7. huthuthike

    huthuthike Hillsboro OR Active Member

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  8. just dan

    just dan PDX Active Member

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    I've run surplus match in one of my Mosins... it was a very effective 1.5 MOA rifle @ 100 yds. Not bad for a 100 year old battle rifle.

    If you look around there are a few choices for decent hunting rounds.
    I have a couple boxes of Wolf branded soft nosed that hit a 6" plate (very hard) @ 300 yards.
    I haven't used it for hunting... yet. One day...
     
  9. kukusya

    kukusya King County Wa Active Member

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    A couple of years ago, I shot a coyote at 250 yards. When I moved closer to see my trophy only i could find was head and back legs.
    I didn't mean you can not hunt varmints, it was just warning about the mess you can deal when using Soviet 7.62x54 JHP
    (Sorry for miss spell)
     
  10. mosinguy1

    mosinguy1 out by the ocean Active Member

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    I have used the bear 203gr on deer elk bear and cougar. I love my mosins
     
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  11. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    Any pics? I can only imagine the wound damage on big game from 7.62x54R.

    Every time someone asks me what caliber my Mosin is I say that it's like a 30-06 Magnum. Then I show them my chipped front tooth from shooting it. I love my Mosin- except when I have to clean it!
     
  12. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    But its not anything like a 30-06 magnum. The .30-06 in metric is 7.63x63, it has way more case capacity and more potential for energy and speed then the 7.62x54R. Don't get me wrong the 54R is no slouch, just the comparison doesn't work.
     
  13. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    Then what would be your example to compare when introducing 7.62x54R to other gun fudds?
     
  14. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    Its performance is between a .308 and a .30-06, but closer to a .308. Loaded right it can preform like a .30-06, but the .30-06 will always have the potential for more.
     
  15. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    30.06 magnum? Its close to a 30.06 ballistic wise but the 30.06 out preforms it . Not to put down the 7.62x54r but don't over hype it.
     
  16. kukusya

    kukusya King County Wa Active Member

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    Mosin it is Russian copy of K98( So 7.62x54 have almost same ballistics as 7x57 Mauser). Same as handgun TT copy of Browning 1922.
     
  17. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    I always thought the 7.62x54R kicked more...at least my shoulder and collar bone think so!
     
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  18. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    I think felt recoil is so bad more because of the stock design, then the caliber. With the straight stock, lack of pistol grip, no checkering and the relatively low bore axis it's no wonder it feels like a monster. Also, if your using the sights you've got to mash your face right into the comb and take a portion of that recoil on the cheek. This causes major flinch. However, I put 31 rounds through my Mosin in one day and did end up with a nice bruise, but only from when I didn't have it in my shoulder. By the end of the day I just wanted to be done with it. I was almost happy to see my scope mount was lose and the scope had migrated! :bluelaugh:
     
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    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    This is the most fail in one post I've seen in a while, thanks!
     
  20. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    From Wikipedia

    Live and learn :D
     
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