The 7.62×54mmR is the second-oldest cartridge still in regular combat service with several major armed forces in the world. It is second to the .303 British which entered military service in 1889 and still remains in service, primarily in some Commonwealth nations around the world. In 2011, the cartridge reached 120 years in service. As of December 2013 the 7.62×54mmR is mainly used by foreign militaries in designated marksman and sniper rifles like the Dragunov sniper rifle, SV-98 and machine guns like the PKM.
The 7.62x54R cartridge is currently used in the US for sport shooting and hunting through bolt-action and semi-automatic carbines. The cartridge keeps its qualities under various climatic and weather conditions independent of the season and at the temperature range from -50°? to +50 °?.The cartridge case is bottle-shaped with projecting flange. The cartridge complies with CIP requirements.
Hunting cartridge 7.62?54R
B.C. (G1) FMJ / SP - 0.4 / 0.398
Warranty 5 years
Bullet mass, g. 9.65 – 9.85 (FMJ) / 11.6 – 11.8 (SP)
Bullet length, mm 27.9 – 28.2 (FMJ) / 29,6 – 29.9 (SP)
Cartridge mass, g 21.85 – 23.05
Cartridge length, mm 75.91 – 77.16
Powder pressure, P max.avg MPa <284.4
Quantity in box (case) 20/500
Case weight, kg 12.5
Average bullet velocity, V25 m/s 750