actually the concept could be done again in this cartridge as Savage did with the Model 340 in 30-30 many years ago. i think it would be a neat rifle if that round was chambered in a more modern bolt action, but would probably not be huge seeling rifle, so more than likely would never be made in the first place.
a more modern bolt action? so for example chamber it in a mauser? lol most moderen actions are "improved" mauser actions... id grab a Siamese(sp?) mauser it has a sloped mag box and it feeds 45-70 really nice should do the 7.62x54r just as well
With the Russian ammo being cheaper then most handgun rounds I think a AR-10 modified for 7.62x54 would be a wildly fun range gun. I would have enormous pleasure knowing I'm paying way less then the guy beside me firing 7.62x51. The big question is could it be done without spending a small fortune in modifications?
What a great ideal. But that cheap suplus ammo won't last forever my friend an we will be back to square one with ammo prices. Enjoy that ammo in the mosin nagant platforms wile you still can.. If u want cheap ammo for the ar platform go with the 5.45x39. Not a man stopper like the 54r but it will make a great round for target shooting..