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Old 08-02-2013, 10:06 PM   #1
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Default 7.62x54r silvertip mosin nagant ammo

So I recently purchased a 91/30 mosin nagant and found some surplus ammo of silvertips. It is $209 for 880 rnds. What I'm trying to figure out is how heavy is the actual silver tip. Is it a good round and is it something I should shoot or sell the silver out of?
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:18 PM   #2
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That is paint! There is no silver in it. It is standard 147gr light ball. It does have a soft steel core. 209.00, you got burned. Worth about 180.00.

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Well it comes out to about 23 cents per round which I heard was decent and I'm not looking to know the silver amount but just hot much the tip weighs I heard heavier bullets go higher and are less accurate and the lighter ones go faster and are more on aim. This is the first rifle I've ever owned so I'm trying to see what the best bullet is
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When it comes to surplus 54r ammo you only have two general choices 147 to 149 gr. Light Ball or Heavy Ball which weights generally in the 182 gr. range. LB is the most common and will have a silver tip to designate it as such and in some cases the 440 rd. tin will as well. Later on the silver paint applied to the bullets tip and tin were discontinued.

HB surplus ammo is much less prevalent than it was ten years ago although you see some from time to time,the tip on HB is painted Yellow. Most all your HB ammo or cartridges loaded with 180+ gr. bullets will be commercial made ammo these days. Prvi Partizan or Wolf same ammo different can or S and B or Winchester same ammo different can. Bear and Barnaul still produce 54r steel case ammo using heavier bullets as well.

I have Brass case LB and HB ammo from Bulgaria as well as LB steel case ammo. I also have a stash or NNY Prvi Partizan 182 gr. copper jacket,lead core,non- magnetic surplus ammo that I bought on the cheap years ago and it shot so well in my M44 I put it back fora rainy day. At 100 yds. it only shot about 3" high compared to the LB ammo so I called it good.

Info on the 7.62 x 54r cartridge.
http://7.62x54r.net/MosinID/MosinAmmoID.htm

Anything you want to know about the 7.62 x 54r.
http://7.62x54r.net/

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Now I have noticed the old surplus ammo is cheaper but have heard it is corrosive and damages your the bolt firing pin and barrel. Is this true or is this hype to buy more expensive ammo? I'm old fashioned I believe that if the factory used it than its fine. Just like in a car sometimes when the factory says to use something and you try to upgrade it problems can occur. But if they are corrosive can I prevent this with oils and lubricating or just by cleaning?
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