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    7.62 x 51r

    Is there anything else is I can use my Mosin Nagant 7.62 x 54r for apart from target shooting. I strongly think it's a fantastic calibre?
    Last edited by jcmita; 08-02-2013 at 10:44.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcmita View Post
    Is there anything else is I can use my Mosin Nagant 7.62 x 51r for apart from target shooting. I strongly think it's a fantastic calibre?
    7.62x51r Is that a typo, didn't you mean to say 7.62x54r ? Isn't 7.62x51r also known as .30-30 winchester?

    Don't see any reason why you couldn't use it for stalking with the right ammunition.
    Last edited by 8x57; 07-02-2013 at 17:06.
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

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    Surely 7.62 x 51 is the standard NATO round.
    Similar, but not the same as .308 Winchester.

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    Moisan Nagant is 762/308x54R BUT the Russians had and still have a nasty habit of rounding calibres down. If you slug the bore with some soft lead well oiled and tapped down the barrel using a dowel drift then micrometer the slug you'll find it will come out with a bore diameter of 310 assuming the barrel is in good condition. Hornady do a 303 head which is actually 310.5 diameter and is suitable for target shooting. Using the the Nagant for hunting you can get speer hot core 303 cal 150 grain heads 311 diameter. These will fit extremely well with no over pressure and very accurate.

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    Cartridges of the World...7.62 x 51 (308 Win )
    7.62 x 54 Russian 165grn -46.2grn IMR4895 = 2600fps = shoot deer.
    Last edited by sikadog; 07-02-2013 at 19:17.
    AT THE AGE OF 50 I DECIDED I WAS GOING TO GROW OLD F***ING DISGRACEFULLY

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    Quote Originally Posted by old man View Post
    Surely 7.62 x 51 is the standard NATO round.
    Similar, but not the same as .308 Winchester.
    That's right but .30-30 win can be known as 7.62x51r despite the fact that it is not at all similar to .308win. Thats because it's a30 cal bullet (7.62mm) with a 51mm long case and it is rimmed.

    The mosin nagant is 7.62x54 rimmed. I have never heard of or seen a mosin nagant in .308 win or 7.62x51 nato that's not to say it hasn't been done. The 7.62x54r has been used by many Russian and Finnish hunters over the years to hunt deer, bear, boar and moose.
    Last edited by 8x57; 07-02-2013 at 19:30.
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

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    Russian bores are NOT 308 diameter!! As I said in my previous post the bores are 310 diameter! A standard 762 head won't connect with the lands properly and you end up with the rifle shooting all over the shop!

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    I'm aware of that Dragunov but its cartridge case designation that we were discussing. I've never reloaded for the Russian cartridge but a fellow club member does and he uses .311 bullets that were really intended for .303 that you previously mentioned. The difference may look odd to some but as has already been mentioned it's the way they are measured the one being bore diameter and the other groove diameter.
    Last edited by 8x57; 07-02-2013 at 19:43.
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

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    I reload 762x54R regularly. Thats where the name Dragunov comes from. 762x54R is the standard round from WW2 used in the Moisan Nagant which the original poster was asking about. Dragunov is the modern sniper rifle used for squad support and it uses the old 762x54 round. I'm guessing that jcmita mistyped the calibre as 51 instead of the 54.

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    Tomorrow, I will pick up a Dragunov, and I am sure that my dealer said that it is chambered in .308. This is a genuine Izhmash produced rifle, not a Chinese Norinco knock off. I will clarify the calibre and post some pictures as well.

    Regards

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