Does the ad say what sort of bullet is loaded in the Winchester ammo ? The S&B launches a 180gr soft point bullet at around 2600 fps, I think (actually the bullet is a fairly blunt, soft point for a bolt action round). I doubt if the ballistic coefficient is real impressive, but the accuracy seems to be pretty good and it probably expands well.
The Winchester site shows a single 7.62x54R load with a FMJ 180gr bullet loaded to 2579 fps. I got hung up on that bluntish soft point....and forgot that S&B offered the FMJ load as well.....I don't think that I've fired the FMJ version, but I'm sure that it's a good one as well.
Let us know what you think of the round, if you decide to try it.
Dale, I bought a bunch of new Winchester brass for my Swedes, and it was terrible. The necks weren't annealed properly and they split every time. If Winchester comes back with 7.62x54R brass, I'm gonna wait and see how it does for others before I spend any money on Winchester rifle brass again.
However, I am kinda hoping they offer their Model 70 in 7.62x54R again.
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