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7.62x54r Ammunition: What's So Awesome About It?
This 7.62x54r ammo for sale is the most steadfast of all military cartridges in the world. Originally designed for bolt-action Mosin-Nagant rifles in 1891, shooters still enjoy firing this standard issue rimmed cartridge today.
More than 120 years after its introduction, the Russian military still uses 7.62x54r ammo in several different sniper rifles, like the Dragunov rifle, and even some machine guns. The “r” in the caliber’s name stands for rimmed. Because of its strong affiliation with the Dragunov rifle, many shooters will refer to 7.62x54r rounds as “7.62 Dragunov” or 7.62 Russian, not to be confused with the 7.62 Soviet, which references the 7.62x39 caliber.
7.62x54r ammunition comes in weights ranging from 150 grain to 181 grain with velocities ranging from 2,840 feet per second to 2,640 feet per second. These ballistic specifications stack up as relatively comparable with the American .308 Winchester (or 7.62x51mm NATO) round.
In Russia, it is not uncommon for hunters to carry 7.62x52r to take down medium to large sized game. The large cartridge size and lethality makes 7.62x52r ammo a good choice for dangerous game like polar and brown bears.
AmmoForSale.com frequently carries 7.62x54r ammunition manufacturered by Brown Bear, WPA, Prvi Partizan, Sellier & Bellot, as well as Bulgarian surplus rounds. You can find 7.62x54r in full metal jacket, hollow point, soft point, light steel-core, heavy steel-core, tracer, and other varieties of rounds.
So What is 7N1 Ammunition?
7N1 ammo is a special round of 7.62x54r developed specifically for Russian snipers. The higher-end cartridges use match-grade extruded powder instead of coarser ball propellant. These 7N1 rounds are premium 7.62x54r and designed for increased performance. More specifically, they’re designed for maximum terminal effect and accuracy for sniper use.
Shooters may often see surplus rounds of 7N1 for sale. The Russian military upgraded to a 7N14 special load with a sharp hardened steel penetrating projectile in 1999 to combat the use of hard body armor.