|Manufacturer||Red Army Standard|
|Bullet Weight||148 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)|
|Cost Per Round||61.0¢ per round|
This is Red Army Standard ammunition, manufactured in Mother Russia and imported here by Century Arms International. If you see the words “Russia” and “ammunition” in the same sentence, you might already know what to expect: steel shell cases. They’re coated with polymer for protection and friction reduction, and which is more heat resistant than the lacquer traditionally used. But they’re also no good for reloading, and may let more fouling into a Mosin’s action.
Russian ammo connoisseurs would also be correct to assume this round has a magnetic bullet. The 148 grain FMJ indeed has a bimetal jacket, which contains steel. But if you ever drop this ammo at the beach, at least you’ll have an easy time finding it with a magnet.
Steel cased ammo like this is commonly Berdan primed, and Red Army Standard’s new production primers are non-corrosive to prevent rusting. We have not yet confirmed this round’s muzzle velocity, but we would guess it is in the neighborhood of 2,700 fps.