Originally Posted by nitestalker
There are many cartridges that are over 100 years old that should be revisited. The 7.62 X 25 and its parent the 7.63 X 25 Mauser circia 1896 would match today's performance cartridges. There are some AR-15 uppers being chambered in this up dated round. Owners of the CZ-52 have hand loaded this round over 2,000 FPS with a 98 Gr. FMJ bullet. Loaded with a .308 110 grs. carbine bullet it carries a high shock load. This round is devastating with an XTP HP bullet.
IIRC, it's routinely compared the the .357 Sig for those reasons. Due to it's high velocity, it has a nasty habit of over-penetration. Of course, a well designed hollow point could easily correct that problem. I have a few of those XTPs to load up. I just need to find some reload data for them using Unique.
Like I said before, someone should make a rifle chambered in them. I'd absolutely LOVE a bolt action 7.62x25.
Until then, one of these will have to do. (right after I go through the NFA process)