7.62x54 question

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by BudW, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. BudW

    BudW New Member

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    just bought some Russian surplus 7.62x54, I seen on the site they were sold out of Polish 7.62x54 is one better than the other?
     
  2. JonM

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    its all corrosive. performance is very dependent on your individual rifle.
     

  3. dragunovsks

    dragunovsks New Member

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    Ive heard the russian stuff is the best, but ive never used it. Ive currently got bulgarian ammo for mine.
     
  4. trip286

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  5. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    like JonM said, most of the military surplus ammo is corrosive. safe to shoot, but always make sure to do a very thorough cleaning and oiling after shooting. whether any particular brand of surplus ammo is better or worse, you just have to try it out and see what happens.
     
  6. trip286

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    I use windex for cleaning after shooting corrosive ammo. The ammonia neutralizes the corrosive residue, and it sprays into all the little nooks and crannies real well.
     
  7. jpattersonnh

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    Actually ammonia is corrosive in its' own right. What cleans w/ windex is the soap and water it contains. Just some boiling water down the bore will dissolve and flush the salts out. Ammonia will remove bluing!
    The Facts About Ammonia

    As far as what ammo is best, Polish is accurate, Bulgarian is less accurate, 1980's..'90's Yugo is outstanding, Russian really depends upon the year. Older Russian is some really nasty stuff.
    Hungarian is VG.
     
  8. BudW

    BudW New Member

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    Ty ............................................
     
  9. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    All surplus X54 ammo is going to be corrosive and require a proper cleaning procedure. I have not seen any difference in any of the surplus I have shot. It all shoots better than I do. I buy what has the best price on the day I am ready to order. Seeing as how a case of ammo cost more than a nice Mosin Nagant, buy rifles to suit your ammo.:D
     
  10. JonM

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    i use hoppes #9 for cleaning my mosins as hoppes #9 was developed specifically to defeat the salts in corrosive primers.
     
  11. trip286

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    In that case it'd probably be cheaper just to go buy a gallon of kerosene. I've always used Hoppes because honestly, I just liked the smell.
     
  12. JonM

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    well with a bolt gun you just need to clean the bore and bolt not much to do. easier than the water or windex thing as you would still need to clean the bore afterwards. the #9 does it all at the same time.