Today My wife and I went to our regular shooting range to spend a few bullets away, and we were told that 7.62x54r wasn't allowed ammo anymore and they showed me the Winchester, USA made caliber had a steel core, I was upset of course, what fun can I have a the range If I can't use a .308 or 7.62x54,( 5.56x54 is just not the same, it doesn't have the same boom!) To make things worse, I have a couple of boxes they sold me, sometime before, with the pretext that Winchester was the only brand allowed. Needles to say, I want my money back. A question is : Why would Winchester manufacture that specific caliber with a steel core, for local consumption, that is beyond my understanding, since that is not a current military specs needed ammunition.( I can understand soviet era surplus ammo, for obvious reasons). I any case , if I 'd like to fold down a deer, I would use a soft nosed round. I was told however, there was a store where I "could purchase a lead core round for use in their range", i think the whole affair was BS, because if they know about that specific round why wouldn't they make it available to their customers, one doesn't need 2 inches of forehead to understand that. Has anyone experienced something similar? What are your thoughts?