Modern Rifles Chambered in 7.62x54r

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


    A7XFREAK G&G Newbie

    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?
  2. Cyrano

    Cyrano Resident Curmudgeon Forum Contributor

    New York
    Does the Dragunov or its cousin the PSL count?


    A7XFREAK G&G Newbie

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

    fisherboy111 G&G Newbie

    JS 7.62
    Zastava M76
    Winchester Model 1895
    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
  5. Para Cassatt

    Para Cassatt G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

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

    DWFan Handgunner Forum Contributor

    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.
  7. Fox Ridge would probably chamber one of the Encore barrels in 7.62X54R.
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2010
  8. If H&R made a handi-rifle in 7.62x54r I would probably buy one.
  9. THOR5624

    THOR5624 G&G Newbie

    laod data

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

    Mooseman684 G&G Newbie

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

    THOR5624 G&G Newbie

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

    SwedeSteve Freedom Zealot Forum Contributor

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

    gandog56 G&G Evangelist

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

    THOR5624 G&G Newbie


    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
  15. Mooseman684

    Mooseman684 G&G Newbie

    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 for pressure signs as you approach 48 grains...
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2010