7.62x54r wildcats

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  1. Timmy

    Timmy G&G Newbie

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    Look at these.
    left to right :5.7x53R, 6.5x54R, 7x54R, 8.2x54R, 9x53R and 9.3x53R
    Also there is a pic of a 8.2x54r SVT-40

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  2. Whootsinator

    Whootsinator G&G Newbie

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    I can't imagine how fast you could shoot out a bore with that 5.7...
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    shop tom G&G Enthusiast Forum Contributor

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    Think it might be a bit over-bore in capacity?

    I like the idea of a 7x54r, but it wouldn't do anything a 280 Remington wouldn't do......

    tom
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    jmeck Scope mount mfgr. Forum Contributor

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    Were these rounds produced in the US? , or were they made for some
    custom barreled Mosins in Russia or Europe?
  5. texnmidwest

    texnmidwest Sir Loin of Beef Forum Contributor

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    Good question jmeck! I bet the 6.5x54R to be a great round too!
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    Jeff,

    6.5x54R and 9x54R were manufactured in Russia since, I would say, late 1960's. 9 mm was intended to be a pure hunting round (SP only) for whacking angry/hungry siberian bears and tigers, and 6.5 mm was a sporting round (FMJ only), made for some really good looking heavy barrel MN action based sporters (scoped or with peep sight), don't remember the brand, but those were exported mostly to Europe and used in domestic special target shooting.

    5.7 mm doesn't look like a russian creation to me, but 5.45x54R, if it were developed, would certainly be the one. Could be a ultra high velocity thing (3,900-4,000 fps), I guess, if it ever existed.
    5.7 mm is not a Russian caliper, more like Northern European...

    8.2 mm and 9.3 mm is likely a Finish development, but I'm not sure.
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  7. Timmy

    Timmy G&G Newbie

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    Spot on kortik. The 8.2 and 9.3 are Finnish, And the 5.7 is also.
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    jmeck Scope mount mfgr. Forum Contributor

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    Thanks Kortic, So someone does make a barrel in 6.5 Hmmmmm.:)
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    Jeff,

    Read this:

    Need ammo for a 6.5mm Vostok - Gunboard's Forums

    Anyway, this magic rifle is "Vostok", in 6.5x54R.

    It's absolutely beautiful thing. I now recall I've seen one in person, many many years ago, in the gun room of the shooting club in Moscow, where I've used to improve
    my bad shooting skills. Anyway, it was intented to hit dead on with peep sight at 300 meters.
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