Introduced in 1891, 7.62x54r ammo is the oldest cartridge still serving in military use in the world. Originally made for Mosin-Nagants and other bolt-action rifles, it remains in service in Russia in the Dragunov sniper rifle and PKM machine gun.
Typical loads that you'll find for sale in this caliber fire a heavy 150 or 180 grain bullet at a muzzle velocity betwee 2,600 and 2,900 feet per second, with excellent long-range potential.
While bulk, surplus ammo is available for this caliber, much of it is corrosive and seems to be getting harder and harder to find. New production ammunition from Wolf and Barnaul's Bear series offers a non-corrosive alternative, while those who prefer brass-cased ammo will want to check out in-stock loads from Prvi Partizan or Sellier & Bellot. Soft point bullets are an excellent, cost-effective choice for hunting.
Wolf 7.62x54r 148 Grain FMJ - 500 Rounds$249.85
Manufacturer Wolf Condition New Bullet Weight 148 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Steel Quantity 500 Ammo Caliber 7.62x54r Primer Type Berdan UPC Barcode 645611561313C Cost Per Round 50.0¢ per round
Heading to the range soon? These 7.62x54R rounds from Wolf are a great option for affordable range training and target shooting. Each round in this case of 500 is loaded into berdan primed steel cases that are lacquered and not re-loadable. The projectiles are 148 grain full metal jackets that are bi-metal and will attract a magnet.
The White Box rounds from Wolf are packaged into generic boxes that are usually reserved for fulfilling contracts that do not require a retail box. These rounds are loaded in Russia and are non-corrosive with lead core projectiles. These are perfect rounds for volume shooting at the range, especially for shooters who do not collect their spent shell casings.
Pick up this 500 round case of affordable 7.62x54R ammunition and check out our Targets if you need something to shoot at on your next range day!
Tula Cartridge Works 7.62x54r 148 Grain FMJ – 500 Rounds$254.85
Manufacturer Tula Cartridge Works Condition New Bullet Weight 148 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Steel Quantity 500 Ammo Caliber 7.62x54r Manufacturer SKU TA762548 Primer Type Berdan UPC Barcode 814950016017 Cost Per Round 51.0¢ per round
If you count a Mosin-Nagant or a PSL among your go-to rifles for target shooting, grab this 500 round case of 7.62x54R ammunition from Tula. This ammo offers good long-range performance at a reasonable price.
Each round in this case fires a 148 grain full metal jacket bullet at 2,785 feet per second.
This ammo is manufactured in Tula, Russia and uses non-corrosive Berdan primers and non-reloadable steel cases. The cases deliver reliable cycling with the help of polymer coatings, which do not produce the fouling of earlier lacquer coatings while still providing excellent friction reduction.
Silver Bear 7.62x54R 174 Grain FMJ - 500 Rounds$259.85
Manufacturer Silver Bear Condition New Bullet Weight 174 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Zinc Plated Steel Quantity 500 Ammo Caliber 7.62x54r Manufacturer SKU A754NFMJ Primer Type Berdan UPC Barcode 14607094862175 Cost Per Round 52.0¢ per round
Get a complete supply of training ammunition by ordering the 500-count box of full metal jacket cartridges for a 7.62x54mmR rifle. You can count on these rounds for smooth feeding in the firearm as well as accurate performance from the barrel to the target. Thanks to a top-quality case, consistent primer, and outstanding powder, these cartridges are fast, powerful, and reliable.
Backed by a strong load, the 174-grain bullet will have a muzzle velocity of 2,559 feet per second. This gives them enough speed to maintain straight trajectories, even at a distance, and enough power to deliver effective performance at the target. In an autoloading rifle, these rounds are the right choice at the range.
Silver Bear ammunition is made at the Barnaul Cartridge Plant in Russia. This international producer of ammunitoin makes some of the finest rounds for training, and they have a wide selection for many popular calibers of rifles and handguns.
Prvi Partizan 7.62x54r Blank (Extended Case) - 15 Rounds$8.25
Manufacturer Prvi Partizan Condition New Bullet Weight Not Applicable Bullet Type Blanks Quantity 15 Ammo Caliber 7.62x54r Manufacturer SKU PP7.6 UPC Barcode R11052015275 Cost Per Round 55.0¢ per round
This ammo was designed for less-than-lethal use, however, this ammo could still cause serious injury or death under certain uses and scenarios. One such scenario is using it in close proximity to your target. Be sure to handle a shotgun, rifle or pistol that is loaded with less-than-lethal ammunition in the same way you would any other.
Brown Bear 7.62x54r 203 Grain SP - 20 Rounds$11.20
Manufacturer Brown Bear Condition New Bullet Weight 203 Grain Bullet Type Soft-Point (SP) Use Type home defense, plinking at the range Casing Type Steel Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 7.62x54r Manufacturer SKU AB754SP Primer Type Berdan Cost Per Round 56.0¢ per round
The 7.62x54r was invented in the Russian Empire in 1891 and is still used around the world. Sometimes referred to as the Russian 30-06 due to its similar performance, great history, and incredible shelf life, this round is just the reliable round you are looking to use, whether you need to defend yourself, plink around at the range, or take down some delicious animals.
When you are looking for Russian ammo or inexpensive ammo, Brown Bear is a great company to purchase from. Getting their brand name from the lacquered steel cases they use, Brown Bear ammo is reliable, accurate, and highly inexpensive, making it just the choice you are looking for. These 203 grain, soft point, steel cased, berdan primed rounds give you all the power, expansion, and range you need for a self defense round, as well as a great, inexpensive range round.
Tula Cartridge Works 7.62x54r 148 Grain FMJ – 20 Rounds$11.85
Manufacturer Tula Cartridge Works Condition New Bullet Weight 148 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Steel Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 7.62x54r Manufacturer SKU TA762548 Primer Type Berdan UPC Barcode 814950011012 Cost Per Round 59.3¢ per round
This 7.62x54R ammunition is a cost-effective range load suitable for Mosin-Nagants and PSLs. Each box contains 20 rounds.
Each cartridge in this box fires a 148 grain full metal jacket bullet at a muzzle velocity of 2,785 feet per second. This produces good midrange accuracy and typical external ballistics for the caliber.
Tula ammunition is loaded in Russia using non-corrosive Berdan primers and non-reloadable steel cases. The cases are polymer-coated for lower-friction feeding and ejection.
Silver Bear 7.62x54mmR 174 Grain FMJ - 20 Rounds$12.15
Manufacturer Silver Bear Condition New Bullet Weight 174 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type match or precision shooting, plinking at the range Casing Type Zinc Plated Steel Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 7.62x54r Manufacturer SKU A754NFMJ Primer Type Berdan UPC Barcode 4607094862178 Cost Per Round 60.8¢ per round
If you are looking for reliable training ammunition for your trips to the gun range, order a few of these 20-round boxes from Silver Bear. These 7.62x54mmR cartridges are extremely effective for use in autoloading rifles, and they will deliver the superior performance and consistency you desire.
These rounds have a full metal jacket design, which helps them maintain outstanding reliability in the magazine and the chamber. The 174-grain bullet will have a muzzle energy of 2,559 feet per second, making them extremely reliable for medium to long range target shooting. Thanks to a highly-polished zinc plating on the cartridge, these rounds will feed smoothly, allowing you to get the target practice you need without the concern for jamming.
Silver Bear is made by the Barnaul Cartridge Plant of Russia. This company makes numerous products, including the Brown Bear and Golden Bear cartridges. They are best known for their target-shooting and training ammo.