7.62 Nagant Ammo
M1895 Nagant revolvers fire the 7.62mm Nagant cartridge, a round easily distinguished by its tall brass case. When the gun is fired, the case expands to fill the gap between the cylinder and the barrel, boosting muzzle velocity slightly.
Prvi Partizan and Fiocchi are the best sources for new ammunition in this somewhat obscure caliber. 7.62 Nagant ammunition is oriented toward target shooting and delivers good accuracy with little recoil.
The typical 7.62 Nagant ammunition cartridge fires a 97 grain bullet at about 1,000 feet per second.
Fiocchi 7.62 Nagant 97 Grain FMJ – 50 Rounds$26.95
Manufacturer Fiocchi Condition New Bullet Weight 97 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 50 Ammo Caliber 7.62 Nagant Manufacturer SKU 762A Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 762344001449 Cost Per Round 53.9¢ per round
This 7.62x38mmR ammunition from Fiocchi is one of only a few factory loads available for the Nagant M1895. In addition to offering excellent accuracy and performance in its own right, it is one of the best ways to obtain reloading brass for this unusual cartridge.
Each cartridge in this box of 50 fires a 97 grain full metal jacket bullet at a muzzle velocity of 1,082 feet per second. This relatively high velocity is achieved with the help of the round's tall case, which expands beyond the cylinder and prevents propellant gases from escaping through the gap between the cylinder and the barrel.
Fiocchi ammunition is loaded in both the US and Italy, using non-corrosive Boxer primers in both locations.