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 Originally made for Mosin-Nagants and other bolt-action rifles, it remains in service in Russia in the Dragunov sniper rifle and PKM machine gun.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.
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 Magnetic Yes 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.
Brown Bear 7.62x54r 174 Grain FMJ - 500 Rounds$259.85
Manufacturer Brown Bear Condition New Bullet Weight 174 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Steel Quantity 500 Ammo Caliber 7.62x54r Manufacturer SKU AB754FMJ Primer Type Berdan UPC Barcode 14607094861949 Cost Per Round 52.0¢ per round
Owners of rifles like the Mosin-Nagant and PSL can save big with this 7.62x54R ammunition from Barnaul's Brown Bear series. This ammo comes in a case of 500 that pushes your per-round costs to a minimum.
Each round in this case fires a 174 grain full metal jacket at a muzzle velocity of 2,559 feet per second.
This ammo uses non-corrosive primers and non-reloadable steel cases with friction-reducing coatings. It is loaded in Barnaul, Russia.
Silver Bear 7.62x54R 174 Grain FMJ - 500 Rounds$274.85
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 Magnetic Yes UPC Barcode 14607094862175 Cost Per Round 55.0¢ 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.
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 Magnetic Yes 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.
Silver Bear 7.62x54R 203 Grain SP - 20 Rounds$12.00
Manufacturer Silver Bear Condition New Bullet Weight 203 Grain Bullet Type Soft-Point (SP) Use Type hunting whitetail deer Casing Type Steel Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 7.62x54r Manufacturer SKU A754SPN Primer Type Berdan UPC Barcode 4607094860853 Cost Per Round 60.0¢ per round
Silver Bear's 7.62x54R ammunition offers you a value that is great as the deal you got on your surplus Mosin-Nagant. Each round is built an inexpensive steel casing which is not reloadable but helps lower overall costs so that can spend more on camp equipment or warm weather clothes. The casing is coated with zinc which somewhat lowers feeding friction but mainly helps the ammo resist rust in humid environments. The Berdan primer installed at the base of the casing is free of corrosive oxidizers which could otherwise damage your barrel over time.
The cartridge is completed using a 203-grain soft point bullet which is heavy for the caliber and carries more lethal energy out to greater distances. The soft point projectile has an exposed lead nose which extends beyond its bi-metal jacket so that it is squashed during impact with a target. This causes the entire bullet to expand, tumbling as it travels to create large wound cavities that will effectively drop a large whitetail or wild hog. Silver Bear ammo is made in Russia's Barnaul plant and supported by expertise surrounding the mass production of this specific caliber.
Sellier & Bellot 7.62x54r 180 Grain FMJ - 20 Rounds$18.50
Manufacturer Sellier & Bellot Condition New Bullet Weight 180 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 7.62x54r Manufacturer SKU SB76254RA Primer Type Boxer UPC Barcode 754908510542 Cost Per Round 92.5¢ per round
20 rounds of Sellier & Bellot 7.62x54r ammo that'll have your gun firing for a while and your face smiling for even longer! The Boxer primer, 180 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) bullet and Brass cases on these New rounds make for the perfect companion for plinking at the range. Pick up some rounds today and you'll get fast shipping along with Widener's world class service.