View Full Version : which 54R to get??

04-01-2010, 3:35 PM
So I need some more to feed my mosin's. I have been looking at either some Hungarian 54R fmjbt or some Russian 54R fmjbt too. I have been reading about each and they both seem to shoot quite well in the reviews that I've read. Plus the Russian shipped is like $5 more than the Hungarian..... so I'm thinking the Russian.

04-01-2010, 3:42 PM
My favorite is the Polish LB, but the Russian stuff is good too. I haven't shot enough of the Hungarian to have an opinion on it.

04-01-2010, 4:00 PM
czech silvertip or polish light ball are very good

04-01-2010, 4:04 PM
Any light ball will be good. Bulgarian is probably your best bet at the moment, I shoot it out of my PSL and get good results.

My next choice would be Russian light ball.

04-01-2010, 5:02 PM
i was also curious about this as i just purchased my first mosin!

04-01-2010, 6:18 PM
I liked Bulgy light ball, found it to be really dirty though. I've taken a real liking to Russian light ball and have developed a very large disliking to the yougoslavian stuff because it won't shoot for beans in my 91/30s.

04-01-2010, 6:22 PM
Hungarian LB FMJBT shoots great out of my Mosin and PSL both.

04-01-2010, 6:53 PM
Go to 7.62x54R.net, all you will ever need to know. My take is to try as many as you can. Not long ago we didn't have the convenience of different loads from different countries. You can still hit a lot of targets at 200 yards even if the ammo shoots a bit off. Surplus may dry up, get it while you can.

04-01-2010, 7:21 PM
yeah I was thinking that I should buy 880 of both the hungarian and the russian. Yeah they're both light ball. I got some Chinese surplus light ball that has been great to shoot. When I bought it was supposed to be polish surp but after checking the stamp codes on 54R .net I found out it was Chinese; great stuff, but I'm about halfway through the can now so I need more!

04-01-2010, 7:33 PM
Good deal. You still might want to grab some Yugo brass case. Non-metallic for ranges that require it and it doesn't in my experience seem to be as corrosive as the other stuff. I may get some of the Chinese stuff to try myself.

04-01-2010, 8:06 PM
I like that 7n1, but it's pretty hot for an M44. Not too bad in a 91/30. I need to look into getting some more, I'm out.

04-01-2010, 8:41 PM
I haven't seen any of the Chinese stuff in a really long time..... it's tough to find for sure.

04-02-2010, 9:11 AM
I like that 7n1, but it's pretty hot for an M44. Not too bad in a 91/30. I need to look into getting some more, I'm out.

Where are you finding 7n1?

04-02-2010, 7:11 PM
I wish I could! I just looked around at the usual suspects, but no one has any at a price I'm willing to pay. There's a few people here and there offering some from their private stashes, but I'm not desperate.

04-03-2010, 7:50 PM
We found the Hungarian from Sportsman Guide to work very well in Mosin's, M-39's and SVT's. Good price, about $.18 a round with a $30 off coupon I found on the web.