|Bullet Weight||148 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||2740|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||2467|
|Cost Per Round||74.0¢ per round|
This round features a 148 grain FMJ. It’s the modern bullet weight for the 7.62x54r, if you can consider a bullet weight that was adopted in 1908 modern. Wolf’s FMJ is actually bimetal, with a steel underlayer that strengthens the bullet against deformation and a copper overlayer that keeps a rifle’s bore in better shape in between treatments of Hoppe’s. This bullet’s not designed to expand, although it’s not especially friendly to whatever it meets downrange all the same.
Wolf’s inexpensive steel casings have made them popular with shooters who appreciate the value of a dollar. This particular round’s casing is treated in heat-resistant polymer that helps it cycle through a bolt-action without jamming in the3 process. This round’s Berdan primer is non-corrosive for cleaner shooting, but that alongside its steel casing means a handloader won’t have anything to do with it after the fact.