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Jimmy Deuce
08-07-2009, 9:26 PM
Forgive any ignorance can anyone tell me some info about this russian round. Does it perform similar to any other rounds? Accuracy? What kind of stoping power does it have?

Greg-Dawg
08-07-2009, 9:30 PM
7.62 x 25 Tokarev (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page)

Jimmy Deuce
08-07-2009, 9:33 PM
Not sure if that was a technical error or a joke.

Guns R Tools
08-07-2009, 9:46 PM
Here is good link with info. and opportunity to buy.

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=208959

sspen003
08-07-2009, 10:45 PM
Sounds like over penetration could be a big issue.

Having a reliable gun is better than having none at all though

saki302
08-08-2009, 1:56 AM
It's a hot little cartridge- if you find JHP ammo for it, I bet it'll be quite effective.

-Dave

shootin' nuke
08-08-2009, 5:36 PM
Cool little cartridge. Lots of noise. My TTC gets lots of puzzled looks at the range:)

trautert
08-08-2009, 5:40 PM
Dimensionally the same as the .30 Mauser.
Ballistics a bit more like the .357 mag.
Tom

Gurney
08-08-2009, 6:09 PM
I like mine, a CZ 52, but always make sure of the backstop.

bombadillo
08-08-2009, 8:04 PM
http://www.aimsurplus.com/acatalog/Russian_1895_7.62_Nagant_Revolver.html

For the money, this would be a fun little toy.

Edit, I thought it shot the 7.62x25 but its the 7.62x38r. Still fun and cheap.

Guns R Tools
08-08-2009, 8:07 PM
IIRC, 7.62 Nagant Revolver uses different cartridge than 7.62x25.

maxicon
08-09-2009, 12:34 PM
Lots of people like it, but I don't care much for the round, except as a plinker. I'd take 9mm or .38/.357 over 7.62x25 any day.

It's a fast, light, small bullet, which leads to the overpenetration concerns. There's not a lot of ammo choice out there, and defense loads are pretty limited unless you load your own. Most of the readily available ammo is FMJ, and the majority of it (including Winchester) is made by S&B, as far as I know.

It's not expensive if you shoot surplus (often corrosive). I've seen lots of split cases and necks on the surplus ammo, as well has hard primers. The surplus ammo tends to have unreliable burn rates, too, resulting in report/flash variability and flyers.

I enjoy shooting it OK at the range, but don't like my CZ52 that much, so the ammo stash doesn't go down too quickly.

Here's the correct wiki link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7.62x25