Originally Posted by Dillinger
7.62 x 54 really isn't an "accurate" round. Especially out to 500 yards. It looses a ton in trajectory and energy at "extreme" ranges because of the heavier bullets.
I sorely beg to differ. The 7.62X54r has less drop and retains more energy than .308 and .30-06. Now, the 300 mags (which are becoming more popular for long range), along with other magnums, are better, but that's expected. For years, the .308 and -06 were the be all, end all of long range shooting.
So... What I'm getting at is, especially with the Spitzer bullet, the round is perfectly capable. It's the RIFLE. There are some modern Finnish made rifles in that chambering that are absolutely extraordinary.
Oh, there are better out there, sure. But it's not to be discounted entirely.