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|Bullet Weight||147 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)|
|Use Type||Range Training|
|Cost Per Round||26.7¢ per round|
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.
Review by Bobby. (Posted on 6/15/13)
Shot over 500 rounds and still going.
(Posted on 6/15/13)
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LOVE the 7.62x54r
Review by Gary. (Posted on 5/27/13)
had bought 440 rounds before , I love the 7.62x54r round. not a misfire one.
(Posted on 5/27/13)
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A+ Good stuff, fast shipping
Review by bluumax. (Posted on 5/27/13)
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)
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Great people to deal with.
Review by Stevie Boy. (Posted on 5/18/13)
Great product, great price and great people to deal with. I doesn't get any better than that.
(Posted on 5/18/13)
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Just got mine last week.
Review by Pmoore87. (Posted on 5/15/13)
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)
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My Wife Even Liked The Great Deal.
Review by William. (Posted on 4/7/13)
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)
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Excellent and Cheap (not cheap in quality)
Review by aVian. (Posted on 3/21/13)
you have to have some of this ammo and a couple nagants. DO it NOW! ;)
(Posted on 3/21/13)
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Great Price, great ammo, very fast shipping !!!
Review by Charlie. (Posted on 12/12/12)
Can't find a better deal and can't beat the shipping. Lg will get my next ammo order...............
(Posted on 12/12/12)
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great product cheap!
Review by janderson. (Posted on 12/12/12)
The shipping was fast and product is great. Best bang for your buck.
(Posted on 12/12/12)
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Review by Arthur. (Posted on 12/4/12)
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)
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Fantastic and cheap
Review by Matthew. (Posted on 11/27/12)
the mosin kick is awesome, I have 4 rifles and this ammo is cheap and works like a dream
(Posted on 11/27/12)
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Review by Chrs. (Posted on 11/18/12)
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)
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7.62 R54 Ammo
Review by Richard. (Posted on 11/5/12)
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)
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No FTFs great deal!!!!!
Review by Darc shot. (Posted on 10/26/12)
Outstanding deal shipped fast. Gonna get some more soon.
(Posted on 10/26/12)
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Review by Jack from N. Ca.. (Posted on 10/17/12)
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.
(Posted on 10/17/12)
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Review by Jeff. (Posted on 9/30/12)
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)
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A great value!
Review by Dirt Water. (Posted on 9/22/12)
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)
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Review by Bilgerat. (Posted on 9/15/12)
Great ammo, great price, super fast shipping, and TONS of fun!
(Posted on 9/15/12)
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Review by Shawn. (Posted on 8/28/12)
Moisin Nagant ammo good fun and LG ship'ed it pretty quick ;-]
(Posted on 8/28/12)
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Review by Dave. (Posted on 8/26/12)
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)
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Review by John. (Posted on 7/16/12)
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)
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Great ammo, lots of power
Review by Bob. (Posted on 7/11/12)
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)
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Well worth the Price
Review by Jagrrr. (Posted on 7/11/12)
Shoots good. No FTF. Cleaning easy with warm, soapy water and a good rinse.
(Posted on 7/11/12)
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Good ammo for a good price
Review by Troy. (Posted on 6/30/12)
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)
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L G rocks!
Review by El Hombre. (Posted on 6/15/12)
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)
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Remember this ammo
Review by GilShadu. (Posted on 6/10/12)
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)
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Review by Get some. (Posted on 5/30/12)
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)
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Great stuff at a great price
Review by runlevel. (Posted on 5/24/12)
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)
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It goes bang!
Review by Pato. (Posted on 5/15/12)
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)
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Review by Bman62. (Posted on 3/31/12)
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)
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GREAT AMMO AT A GREAT PRICE
Review by Max. (Posted on 3/28/12)
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)
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Review by shawn. (Posted on 3/24/12)
buy it, buy it, buy it..
(Posted on 3/24/12)
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Review by Dudeinblack. (Posted on 3/13/12)
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)
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Great ammo and perfect for PSL shooters
Review by Pat. (Posted on 3/10/12)
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)
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Great Price-Great Performance
Review by jeepster. (Posted on 2/16/12)
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)
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Review by hotshot1. (Posted on 2/14/12)
Every bit as good as Russian surplus.
I won't be re-loading until the supply of this stuff runs out.
(Posted on 2/14/12)
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SAVE MORE FOR ME !!!!!
Review by jeepman. (Posted on 2/8/12)
On my second can, not one misfire. ANOTHER GREAT LUCKYGUNNER.COM DEAL !!!!
(Posted on 2/8/12)
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Awesome cheap ammo
Review by TJ. (Posted on 12/22/11)
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)
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Review by Blazin Bill. (Posted on 12/1/11)
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)
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Review by Blazin Bill. (Posted on 11/23/11)
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)
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Review by Apache Gunsmithing. (Posted on 10/28/11)
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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