- Manufacturer Tula
- Condition New
- Bullet Weight 148gr
- Projectile Type FMJ
- Ammo Use Type Range Training
- Casing Type Steel
- Quantity 500
- Caliber 7.62x54r
- Primer Type Berdan
- Cost Per Round 45.0¢ to 46.0¢ per round
- Q & A
7.62x54r was created back in 1891 in Russia for use by their military. Its first use was with the bolt-action Mosin-Nagant – which it still is – and later saw wider use with sniper rifles such as the Dragunov and machine guns like the PKM. It’s a rimmed rifle cartridge, which is actually what the “R” in the name stands for – rimmed, not Russian – and is often confused with the 7.62x51mm. Today it’s actually the oldest cartridge that still sees regular use in combat throughout various branches of the military around the world, and it’s also often used for hunting; experienced hunters have even taken down bears with it. If you have a rifle chambered in 7.62x54r, odds are you’re a high-volume shooter, and that can be expensive, so take a look at these economically-priced Tula rounds.
Tula has been in business for 300 years, and that’s some serious experience and innovation time. They were founded in 1712 by decree of Tsar Peter I of Russia and slowly expanded from small, local production to the global distribution they carry out today. One of the things Tula is known for is producing well-made ammunition at affordable prices, enabling shooters like you to function at high volumes when they would otherwise be unable. One of the ways they make that happen is by using a bimetal copper-and-steel layering process to make steel cases like the ones used on these rounds; the finished round is coated with a polymer to ensure consistent cycling. All production takes place in Tula, Russia, and ammunition meets SAAMI or CIP standards.
At 148 grain these are very lightweight for the cartridge size. That means they can move even faster and also produce less recoil, which helps you shoot longer without tiring out. These are FMJ rounds, so they don’t expand on impact but instead tend to over-penetrate; rifle rounds can travel for miles, so have a good backstop in place. This ammunition is great for target practice, tactical training, and plinking and has an impressive muzzle velocity of 2785 feet per second. There are 500 target rounds in this box, and that’s some serious range time. So get your order in for one (or maybe two) boxes of this Tula 7.62x54r and get to shooting!
(This ammunition is steel-cased. Some ranges do not allow rounds with steel cases, so make sure you double check before trying to use this ammunition at your area range.)
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