I just picked up a Mosin-Nagant 91/30 and a Yugo SKS. Can some give me the Cliff's Notes version of these two 7.62 rounds? Accuracy, distance, power, etc.? 'Preciate it!
I don't think that's true. The only gun that I heard that the bayonet should be out is the M44 carbine.Think of the x39 as a semi-auto .30-30 and the x54r as a .30-06 class cartridge.
Some use the heavy 7.62x54r loads (200gr soft points) for bear. I'm not recommending this; just reporting.
Most Russian designs are such that they're sighted with the bayonet affixed; if you wish to shoot with the bayonet off, plan on resighting the firearms.