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Modern Rifles Chambered in 7.62x54r

Discussion in 'Ammunition Reports' started by A7XFREAK, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. A7XFREAK

    A7XFREAK G&G Newbie

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    I suppose this would be the right place to post this, but are there any modern rifles that are chambered for the 7.62x54r round?


     
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  2. Cyrano

    Cyrano Resident Curmudgeon Forum Contributor

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    Does the Dragunov or its cousin the PSL count?
     
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  3. A7XFREAK

    A7XFREAK G&G Newbie

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    I should have posted besides the Dragunov and it's cousins. But are those the only ones?
     
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  4. fisherboy111

    fisherboy111 G&G Newbie

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    JS 7.62
    Zastava M76
    Winchester Model 1895
    SVT40
    Closest to a modern rifle would probably be a PKM in semi auto, but that would set you back quite a few thousand.
    Other than that, It looks like your SOL
     
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  5. Para Cassatt

    Para Cassatt G&G Enthusiast Forum Contributor

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    I'm surprised that I've never seen an Encore or Contender barrel chambered for it. Maybe H&R should give it a try.
     
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  6. DWFan

    DWFan Handgunner Forum Contributor

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    As long as you were willing to use .308" bullets, the Baikal single shot (Remington Spartan) in .308 should be easy to rechamber to 7.62x54R. It does have a factory barrel option in 9.3x54R.
     
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  7. mouser868

    mouser868 G&G Evangelist

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    Fox Ridge would probably chamber one of the Encore barrels in 7.62X54R.
     
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  8. WisconsinHunter

    WisconsinHunter G&G Enthusiast

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    If H&R made a handi-rifle in 7.62x54r I would probably buy one.
     
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  9. THOR5624

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    laod data

    Does anyone know the load data for sierra 174gr .311 diameter HPBTwith IMR4320 for the 7.62x54r? Loading for my mosin nagant.
     
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  10. Mooseman684

    Mooseman684 G&G Evangelist

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    44.9 Grains to 48.0 grains of IMR 4320
    46.5 seems to be the most accurate in Mine..
     
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  11. THOR5624

    THOR5624 G&G Newbie

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    I appreciate your input. I will try it.
     
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  12. SwedeSteve

    SwedeSteve Freedom Zealot Forum Contributor

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    The Finns have a Sniper rifle in this caliber.
     
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  13. gandog56

    gandog56 G&G Evangelist

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    OMG! Does Steve Bowers know you shoot that round?:silly:
     
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  14. THOR5624

    THOR5624 G&G Newbie

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    Specs

    Is that the starting and max load for IMR4320? Dont want to blow my face off or damage my rifle. Its 70 years old lol
     
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  15. Mooseman684

    Mooseman684 G&G Evangelist

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    Yes...and remember that your results may Vary so YOU should start at the low end and work up an accurate Load,since your Brass and Primers may be different from Mine.
    You can start with ~42.0 grains for a light load...watch for pressure signs as you approach 48 grains...
     
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