7.62x54r ammo to be wary of.

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by murrybird, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. murrybird

    murrybird New Member

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    In the past year I've become a fan of the mosin rifles, learning as much as I can. Some on forums, others on blogs, and even more at the range.

    Well I did learn/confirm something on Wensday at the range, don't shot 7.62 Bulgarian with red wax primers. This is belted ammo and very hot loaded. I show five round only and got three split cartirdge cases. Sadly, I had bought 60 rounds of the stuff and afraid to shoot anymore of it.

    Not sure if the stuf would be any good in a SVD, but don't why not. Too bad I don't have one. Guess I just found a reason to locate one and try it out.
     
  2. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    I've got 100 brown bear. Thanks for the heads up, though. I think AIM has 440 round cases of Bulgarian for sale right now. Wait, it's Hungarian.
     

  3. Jmark

    Jmark Active Member

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    You would be crazy to try this with an SVD type rifle. BTW, what grain is this round? The SVD type rifles are designed to shoot the 150grn loads.
     
  4. kestak

    kestak New Member

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    Greetings,

    I just checked and I bought about 400 of those bulgarian heavy balls. I shot about 75 of those in a M44 and a 91/30 and did not get any case damage. It just kicks like a mule.

    When we shoot the ROMAk-3, we use the romanian light balls and we never had any issue.

    What are the numbers at the bottom of the cartridges?

    thank you
     
  5. jp233

    jp233 hu huh, you said "Member"

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    before pointing fingers at the ammo, have you checked headspace and looked at the chamber for defects ? how is the bolt lock-up, tough on loading a round ?
     
  6. murrybird

    murrybird New Member

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    More info on Bulgarian ammo

    The ammo is Heavy Ball 181 grain. As for the head space and bolt locking up,asked by another, it is okay. Didn't know that, about the SVD, thanks learned something new.
     
  7. Jmark

    Jmark Active Member

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    Re: More info on Bulgarian ammo

    The only reason I said it was crazy is due to the rounds showing pressure problems and the much higher cost of the SVD type rifles. It may be an issue with your gun. I don't know if the heavy ball ammo would actually damage the rifle but the accuracy would suffer.