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7.62x54r - 147 gr FMJ - Bulgarian Surplus - 880 Rounds

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$235.00

26.7ยข per round

Quick Overview

Quantity - 440 Rounds Per Spam Can; 2 cans per case
Manufacturer - Bulgarian Military Surplus
Bullets - 147 grain full metal jacket (FMJ)
Casings - Berdan-Primed Steel
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Details

This Buglarian surplus ammunition, manufactured in the 1970's, is in great condition and comes sealed in its original 440 rd spam cans that it was placed in after being manufactured.. This surplus ammo features a sealant at the primer pocket as well as a sealant at the case's mouth to help prevent moisture intrusion. This ammunition is considered magnetic as the projectiles are manufactured in part with steel.

This ammunition is corrosive but as long as you clean your rifle after use, it's a great way to provide a large savings over current production ammo as you have fun at the range.

Also, note that some cans may contain surface rust but this does not affect the ammo inside of the cans.

Video Transcript:

Surplus ammunition and firearms are still readily available, and one of the most plentiful cartridges on the market is 7.62x54R. Although the Russians developed it, the R doesn't stand for Russian - it stands for Rimmed, because this is a rimmed cartridge. It was introduced in 1891 and is still in use by front line units of the Russian military, among others, such as Bulgaria. As these countries cycle through their ammunition stocks, they sell some of the extra stuff as surplus.

I tested some Bulgarian surplus 7.62x54R. This ammo comes in a sealed tin, which makes it great for storage. It's a little difficult to open if you don't have one of the can openers made for this purpose, but it can still be done with other tools like a hammer and chisel.

Once you get the can open, you see that the ammo was inspected by some Bulgarians in a factory thirty or forty years ago. The ammo is wrapped in paper boxes tied with string. Kinda like Christmas presents, if you live in a dreary Eastern European country.

The cases and the bullets are made of a really mild steel, but they will attract a magnet, so you should be aware of this before you take it to a range that doesn't allow ammo that will attract a magnet. They're copper washed and the bullets have a painted silver tip, which identifies them as light ball ammo. There is a red sealant on the case mouth and the primer to prevent moisture intrusion. This stuff was meant for military use, and they weren't messing around when they made it.

I tested the ammo in five different rifles. They were all Mosin Nagants, but from different countries. The oldest was a Remington. Did you know that Remington made Mosin Nagants in the United States for the Russian military? Well, now you do, and knowing is half the battle. The others were Russian and Chinese. The Chinese one had a broken extractor before we started shooting, but once we replaced it, it shot just fine. All of the rifles did, actually. We didn't have any malfunctions.

Shooting this ammo in your Mosin is really simple. You load it, select the right distance on your rear sight, and shoot. We were at a range that had steel plates every hundred meters. Here I am shooting at 300 meters about as fast as I can work the action and pull the trigger, and I still got multiple hits. It's a lot of fun, but even better, it's cheap fun.

This ammo is corrosive, but it's not a big deal to clean out the corrosive salts left by this ammunition. You can just use soap and hot water. That'll flush out those salts and prevent rust or corrosion from forming inside the weapon.

If you are looking for ammo that is affordable, reliable, decently accurate, and fun, you should definitely pick up some surplus 7.62x54 while it's still available.

Additional Information

Manufacturer Bulgarian Surplus
Condition New
Bullet Weight 147 Grain
Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
Use Type Range Training
Ammo Casing Steel
Quantity 880
Ammo Caliber 7.62x54r
Primer Type Berdan

Comments

Joshua Wells ( Thu, 22 Aug 2013 17:48:28 +0000 ) : Are you going to get any more of this ammo in stock?
Heidi At Lucky Gunner ( Sun, 25 Aug 2013 16:42:25 +0000 ) : Joshua Wells Hey Josh, we hope to have more in stock but it's tough to tell when that will be. The surplus ammunition is a little harder to have a timeline on than most ammunition. Thank you for the note and sorry we don't have a more definite answer.
AndretheBear DuBois ( Sun, 13 Oct 2013 14:25:53 +0000 ) : how trustworthy is you site with cards cuz I aint shellin out 200.00 dollars if I cant trust this
Heidi At Lucky Gunner ( Mon, 14 Oct 2013 12:13:55 +0000 ) : Hey Andre, Thanks for your question and we don't blame you for your concern. We're a verified Authorize.net merchant --- what that means is the company who processes the transaction will stand behind our online store as a reputable one. If you prefer, we also can help you over the phone at 800-317-9506. Also, feel free to check out some of the reviews online as well. We have a good scores on Yelp and earned an 'A' from the Better Business Bureau. http://www.bbb.org/knoxville/business-reviews/ammunition/luckygunnercom-in-knoxville-tn-90012591 Thanks for taking the time to drop us a note and please let us know if you have any other questions.

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Q: I read your article on the difference between 5.56 and .223. Very informative. I just bought a POF 308 and am looking to get some ammo to break in the rifle and get some good range time to sight it in and some good all around ammo for target shooting. What would you suggest? Also is there a similar difference between 308 and 7.62 that I should be aware of when making a purchase?

Posted On: 3/10/13 By: Mike

A: For your 308 Win rifle, either the 308 Win or 7.62x51 will work. Unfortunately this 7.62x54r (or 7.62x39) will not chamber in your rifle. Generally speaking, the 7.62x51 & 308 Win pressure differences are similar to the .223 and 5.56 respectively. For target practice and sighting in, larger lots may be considered to keep the bullet grain consistent with what your scope or sight has been adjusted to if you are shooting at greater distances. This will also bring the cost per round down compared to the more expensive hollow point hunting rounds.
Q: I heard you can use windex (because of the ammonia) for cleaning and you can use remington 40x also. Is this true?

Posted On: 1/5/13 By: Andre

A: I would recommend a cleaner such as Gunslick over Windex as the ammonia is slightly different in glass cleaner than gun cleaners with ammonia. Additionally, a gun cleaner will also include protective oils and cleaners to preserve your gun during storage and use over the years.

Customer Reviews

Good Stuff Review by Bobby
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Shot over 500 rounds and still going. (Posted on 6/15/13)
LOVE the 7.62x54r Review by Gary
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had bought 440 rounds before , I love the 7.62x54r round. not a misfire one. (Posted on 5/27/13)
A+ Good stuff, fast shipping Review by bluumax
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It shoots straighter and more consistently than I do after not shooting much while living on the loony left coast, so I moved to AZ :- ) Get it now, Don't wait! it only takes one stroke of the executive (dis)order pen to end this and anything in the future so grab a few. (Posted on 5/27/13)
Great people to deal with. Review by Stevie Boy
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Great product, great price and great people to deal with. I doesn't get any better than that. (Posted on 5/18/13)
Just got mine last week. Review by Pmoore87
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Thanks guys. My order shipped out the same day and got here right on time. I am not even upset about the price being higher than normal. Its the market were in right now and that is just capitalism. Got the ammo the same day I picked up the rifle. Gonna be going out this weekend to use it. Thank you tons for putting the can opener in there to. It would have been a lot harder without it. I will definitely be getting another 880 as soon as I can afford it. :) (Posted on 5/15/13)
My Wife Even Liked The Great Deal. Review by William
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Ordered Sunday evening, received Wednesday morning; AWESOME! My son and I are headed back to the range with some of this ammo this afternoon; always a fun time with the Mosin! Great company, great customer service! (Posted on 4/7/13)
Excellent and Cheap (not cheap in quality) Review by aVian
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you have to have some of this ammo and a couple nagants. DO it NOW! ;) (Posted on 3/21/13)
Great Price, great ammo, very fast shipping !!! Review by Charlie
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Can't find a better deal and can't beat the shipping. Lg will get my next ammo order............... (Posted on 12/12/12)
great product cheap! Review by janderson
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The shipping was fast and product is great. Best bang for your buck. (Posted on 12/12/12)
Fast Shipping Review by Arthur
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Great fun on the cheap. Ships in 2, 440 round spam tins, with 1 opener. Great for shooting one and saving one for the coming financial collapse. Clean your gun completely after shooting this ammo, but you should no matter what you are shooting. Super fast shipping! Thanks Lucky Gunner! (Posted on 12/4/12)
Fantastic and cheap Review by Matthew
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the mosin kick is awesome, I have 4 rifles and this ammo is cheap and works like a dream (Posted on 11/27/12)
Great ammo! Review by Chrs
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Shot about 50 rounds of this last week in my 91/30.. Not one misfire. This great ammo for the price. (Posted on 11/18/12)
7.62 R54 Ammo Review by Richard
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I've shot over 250 rounds of the R54 and thus far no misfires. Delivery was quick and well packaged. I'll order more of this later. (Posted on 11/5/12)
No FTFs great deal!!!!! Review by Darc shot
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Outstanding deal shipped fast. Gonna get some more soon. (Posted on 10/26/12)
Great ammo Review by Jack from N. Ca.
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I have shot several hundred rounds and have no FTF. It is very accurate and cleaning is not a problem. 15
minutes and my Mosin looks like new again.

I was able to pick an opener on Ebay for $6.00 and free shipping.

Thanks Lucky Gunner for the great deal.

Jack (Posted on 10/17/12)
Best Value!! Review by Jeff
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Can't beat Bulgarian surplus ammo for your Russian surplus rifle!!!!! Well packaged...thanks to Lucky Gunner!! The best part is that as along as you order the 880 round deal, you get the can opener. Thanks again Lucky Gunner. (Posted on 9/30/12)
A great value! Review by Dirt Water
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I fired 50 in a row with no problems to report. 880 rounds shipped fast and fire every time is a great deal. The one and only drawback is they are corrosive and dirty. As long as you are like me and take very good car of your rifle this is no problem to worry about.
(Posted on 9/22/12)
Awesome! Review by Bilgerat
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Great ammo, great price, super fast shipping, and TONS of fun! (Posted on 9/15/12)
880 rnds Review by Shawn
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Moisin Nagant ammo good fun and LG ship'ed it pretty quick ;-] (Posted on 8/28/12)
Great value Review by Dave
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I received my 2 cans in the over box quickly. Since I am in a rural area the catron was on my front porch when I got home. I wanted to check things out and was suprized when the opener fell out as I had been told by another supplier that the opener was not available. Shoots well and have had no trouble with this ammo. I will be ordering more from Lucky Gunner. Thanks to those who said to use warm soap and water and windex to keep from corroding the barrel. (Posted on 8/26/12)
Perfect! Review by John
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This ammo far exceeded my expectations and I would highly recommend it but I have to point out that the customer service is the best! My original order never showed (UPS issue) and Lucky Gunner resent my order immediately no hassles and they were just simply great about it! Remember to select the insurance option that they offer at check out!

Thanks Lucky Gunner! (Posted on 7/16/12)
Great ammo, lots of power Review by Bob
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Received the ammo quick. Took it to the range and fired off without a problem.

The rifle was considerably clean after shooting. Did not take long to clean! (Posted on 7/11/12)
Well worth the Price Review by Jagrrr
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Shoots good. No FTF. Cleaning easy with warm, soapy water and a good rinse. (Posted on 7/11/12)
Good ammo for a good price Review by Troy
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The 2 cans were shipped and received on time. Fortunately they came with an opener. The ammo is made to military standards and does the job. Just clean the barrel with Windex to prevent corrosion and you'll be fine. Well worth the money. (Posted on 6/30/12)
L G rocks! Review by El Hombre
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First order got lost/stolen, no problem LG gave me a credit to use anytime and were so nice....I love people from Tennessee!
Took said ordinance to grounds. There were the ubiquitus guys with the 223's. Tiny little poofs of dust when that ammo hit the background. After the first shot out of the Mosin, the crowd fell silent. Some guy said."what the hell is that thing?".
Throws a ton of dust in the air and greases its way through both sides of a modern steel I beam....
Cheap and good.
Will be visiting Miami soon and buying more. (thats a zombie joke) (Posted on 6/15/12)
Remember this ammo Review by GilShadu
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This is ammo that when it is no longer available you will say "Remember when you could get bulgarian Moisin ammo at uner $200.00 per 800. Very consistant ammo I was getting 1 to 1.54 MOA at 100 yards shooting 30 rounds 3 per group. (Posted on 6/10/12)
Define: value Review by Get some
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This ammo has functioned flawlessly and I have gotten good results form it. Precision wise, I can get them to sub-MOA at 100 yards out of my Mosin (using a scope). Next time I stock up, I'll be getting more of this for sure! (Posted on 5/30/12)
Great stuff at a great price Review by runlevel
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A buddy and I both picked up a Mosin-Nagant 91/30 last week and had trouble finding ammo for it locally and when we could find it the price was high. Lucky Gunner to the rescue! This stuff is cheap, comes in a neat-o can, and had zero problems being fired. Just remember to clean your rifle(s) after shooting this stuff. (Posted on 5/24/12)
It goes bang! Review by Pato
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Bought 2 cans of this stuff to plink around with. Took some out to a local indoor range, and all the rounds I shot worked fine. Need more to shoot the rest, but no complaints.

LG rocked the shipping too. :-) (Posted on 5/15/12)
As Expected Review by Bman62
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I read the reviews and agree with the others. Its good cheap fun. I recently bought a Moisin Nagant and picked these up for it. I will order more here soon and I've only shot a couple hundred rounds! (Posted on 3/31/12)
GREAT AMMO AT A GREAT PRICE Review by Max
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I have found this '70's era ammo performs as well as the newer stuff at a lower cost. No FTFs and accurate out to 300 yards. You may experience a few split cases out of 100 rounds but the splits are minimul and cause no ejection problems. For the price this is a very good quality ammo for your Mosin-Nagant that will give you many days of satisfied shooting. I give it a 5 star rating. Lucky Gunner has the best prices around. (Posted on 3/28/12)
good stuff. Review by shawn
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buy it, buy it, buy it.. (Posted on 3/24/12)
Shooting Ammo Review by Dudeinblack
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Never had experience with any other ammo aside from this, went to the range and fired off about 80 rounds. worked great, nice kick after fire. not much experience shooting, but the delivery was on time and very smooth transaction. Great price too! keep it up guys. (Posted on 3/13/12)
Great ammo and perfect for PSL shooters Review by Pat
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Been using the surplus ammo in my Romanian PSL for awhile now with zero issues. The silvertip ammo is the best for ballistics in weapons demanding light ball ammunition. If the can is still sealed the ammo is as good as the day it was made. (Posted on 3/10/12)
Great Price-Great Performance Review by jeepster
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Have shot about 600 rounds of these and they performed flawless. Highly recommend, great price. Ammo can is great, easy to store and easy to open. (Posted on 2/16/12)
5 stars Review by hotshot1
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Every bit as good as Russian surplus.
Shoots great.
I won't be re-loading until the supply of this stuff runs out. (Posted on 2/14/12)
SAVE MORE FOR ME !!!!! Review by jeepman
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On my second can, not one misfire. ANOTHER GREAT LUCKYGUNNER.COM DEAL !!!! (Posted on 2/8/12)
Awesome cheap ammo Review by TJ
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Kicks like a mule. Nice and cheap to shoot, fun for a few days if you know how to spare the ammo. Easy to open even without the can opener, hammer and a chisel (Posted on 12/22/11)
Like New Review by Blazin Bill
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Opened the can with hammer@chisel.Can metal is very soft@easy to cut.Ammo looks brand new@well made.It's even sealed where bullet tip joins shell.Keep powder dry?I heard ammo sealed up like this lasts forever. (Posted on 12/1/11)
Good Ammo Review by Blazin Bill
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Bought this ammo and opened a tin the other day.I was so surprised it looked brand new.Can't wait to try it out. (Posted on 11/23/11)
works great Review by Apache Gunsmithing
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Good surplus ammo, kicks like a mule, cheap to shoot but the spam can can be a pain to open. (Posted on 10/28/11)
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