7.62x54R

Discussion in 'Guns - Blackpowder' started by field989, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. field989

    field989 New Member

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    my grandpa has a 7.62x54R what would this be comparable to.....
    im gonna borrow it this friday and shoot it a bit.... got a steel butplate
    i am 95% positive its got a bayonet but not 100%

    i was curious as to what this would be comparable to.... its got a little kick to it lol

    but its fun to blow stuff up with it... and other than this and a .223 its the only centerfire ive ever shot...Rifle wise

    i cant hit diddly squat wit it but ammo is pretty cheap and its a "plinker" HAHAHA lol

    Thanks

    Jeff
     
  2. ar_confederate

    ar_confederate New Member

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    I think that it is pretty much like a 308
     

  3. tigger_tat_55

    tigger_tat_55 New Member

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    its just a tad longer than the 308, think 308 is 7.62x51.

    ive got the m44, great gun for the money.
     
  4. bootshowl

    bootshowl New Member

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    Actually I'd put it on parr with the 30/40 Krag round. What ya need to watch out for is corrosive ammo, if it is, be sure to break it down all the way after ya shoot. Every part cleaned. The salts will eat it up. Have fun.
    :big_smile:
     
  5. field989

    field989 New Member

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    hmmm i proally ought to find out how to do this.... well i just shoot surplus ammo in it....

    thanks for the replies

    so does a 308 kick more than a -06??


    Jeff
     
  6. justwannano

    justwannano Active Member

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    Hey Jeff
    By your discription you have a Mosin Nagant rifle. There is an interesting history
    Google Mosin Nagant. There are pix of Mosin rifles there. You can determine which rifle you have.A study of the crests and numbers you will be able to determine where it was manufactured. For lots of great information on military weapons check out huntchat.com.
    We have just recieved a new computer and I cannot figure how to copy and paste url's or i'd include the url. Still learning.
    best of luck
    just
     
  7. field989

    field989 New Member

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    well its a bolt action gun... i think he paid around 80 bucks for it...

    ill definately do that.... Thanks

    Jeff
     
  8. Scott Daw

    Scott Daw New Member

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    Its very similar to the .308 which has a good punch to it but its a good round. Its the round thats used in the mosin nagants.
     
  9. field989

    field989 New Member

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    yep its a mosin... sure looks like it.....


    anyhow
    so whats the kick compared to like a 30-06 or a 308?


    Thanks for all the replies

    Jeff
     
  10. Indigo Flats

    Indigo Flats New Member

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    I don't think you could tell the difference from 30.06 and the 308 with your round. I have a 30.06 and fired the NATO 308 in my M-14 in service. Great round!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. massa_jorge

    massa_jorge New Member

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    mosin nagant for sure- short barrel- m44, long barrel- m38 if i remember correctly.
    some buddies of mine use the m44's for their deer/hog rifles. ballistics are pretty close to a .30-06 or a .308, and reoil is very tolerable. i was surprised the knockdown on game this round has, but then again any rifle designed to kill a human is usually pretty good on medium sized game.

    is the bayonet a blade style or crucifix style? should be crucifix.
    good gun either way!
     
  12. field989

    field989 New Member

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    i really dont know.... i wont be able to post any pics of it until sunday...

    im getting it friday... and ill be at my dads that weekend....


    Jeff
     
  13. Guns & Cockpits

    Guns & Cockpits New Member

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    Well one thing is for sure, the Mosin-Nagant is famous for it's heavy recoil. Many in the rifle community consider it ok to wear some sort of shoulder pad when shooting the Mosin without looking like a girl! And the rifle community isn't always THAT forgiving!
     
  14. field989

    field989 New Member

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    well it does have a steel butplate:roll_eyes:

    but ive shot it with and without a "shock absorber"

    ima try to shoot it with out it... put some MORE hair on my chest :smile2:



    Thanks for all the replies

    Jeff
     
  15. Wally

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    Listen to Boots!!! CORROSIVE!!! See if ya can get some surplus G.I. gun cleaner at a trade show. Hard to come by, but well worth it. All that ammo from the EAST Eroupe countrys are pretty corrosive, but cheep.

    My little Buba got 2 of them. He put one in a fiberglass stock and a scope. Not too much $$$ and turned out to be a real nice rifle. TO ME (I'm a big sissy) that thing kicks pretty hard. JMHO. I'm used to a little 30-30.
     
  16. field989

    field989 New Member

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    went out shooting this bad boy today...
    doesnt kick like i remember... its like not bad whats so ever! and yes Very tolerable.....
    but the thing that gets me is the shock wave... that is horrible imo the kick is nothing but that shock wave sucks......

    i hit milk jugs with water : ) and boy does it blow dirt clods wayyyy up into the air.. 15 20+ feet
    its a sweet gun... and my employer has the long barrel version... he has steel core bullets and tracers... i migte buy a few of off him.... i cant wait tho i went through 20 rounds today... ...

    yes it has the crusifix style bayonet....

    Thanks for all the replies and all the help

    Jeff
     
  17. GMC FishHauler

    GMC FishHauler New Member

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    i really think that 7.62x54 IS 308. im like 95% on this one.
     
  18. GMC FishHauler

    GMC FishHauler New Member

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    sorry, im wrong. it is 7.62x51 for 308.
     
  19. badkarma

    badkarma New Member

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    They took the 30.06 and made a shorter case for the 7.62 Nato (308) in the M14 and an 30.06 is more or less 200+ feet per seconds faster than a 7.62 Nato,2500-2700 fps for the 308 and 2700-2900 for the 30.06 depending on bullet weight.
     
  20. justwannano

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    Does the bayonet fold back out of the way and is it not removable?
    If so its a M44. The M44 is the only one that had a fold back bayonet.
    There are several models.
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    The best to you
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