GUN Questions answered about US contract 7.62x54R

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  1. Cannondale

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    Well, there was no information about this stuff on the internet, other than the fact that it is non-corrosive, and aparently prone to squibs. I decided to do some of my own reasearch.

    This ammo is brass cased and boxer primed (the guy at the store I bought them from said berdan). The bullets are 170 grain. They are both canelured and boat-tailed. They also seemed to be glued into the cases, because there is some black residue on the bullet I pulled out around the crimp. There is 46.5 grains of extruded powder in there.

    Hopefully this gives some people some insight into this ammo. I haven't shot it yet, but with the notion that they have some firing issues, they might only make good reloading cases.
     
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    Well, after firing 30 of these rounds today, I got no squibs, my shoulder doesn't feel broken, and a guy said "Oh shit"! when I fired the Mosin on the plinking range.

    Overall, it worked very well. Now I have 30 more reloadable cases.
     
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    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    Where did you get them from?
     
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    :rofl:

    When fuct and I were out shooting at the OT meet, the guy next to us was firing 7.62x54 out of his Mosin. fuct was up shooting the 47 when this guy popped off a round (right on the other side of us), exclaimed "HOLY SHIT!!!" and stopped shooting for a bit.
     
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    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    How much did it cost?
     
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    $4.99 for 15 rounds. They also sell a 420 round pack for somewhere around $130 +/-
     
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    I have some of this stuff, have not got around to trying it out in anything yet, picked it up mostly cause it was brass cased :o
     

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