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23 Blast
05-03-2011, 6:36 PM
Just wondering if there is any such thing as surplus x54 that is nonmagnetic, and relatively inexpensive. Want to be able to shoot my
Mosins in the summertime.

pyro3k2
05-03-2011, 6:39 PM
Wolf gold is pretty much your only option here.

MongooseV8
05-03-2011, 6:56 PM
Yugo surplus is the only 7.62x54R that wont attract a magnate. It is very nice ammo actually, however its getting very hard to find. That leaves you with new production ammo and that almost never equals cheap. You can start reloading to get some great ammo starting at about $0.30 a round.

ZX-10R
05-04-2011, 5:51 AM
Yugo surplus is an option. I still have one crate left...Used to shoot HB through my PSL since it shot awesome but now not so much. Used to be plentiful as I went through one crate. Then they disappeared. Gun shows in WA had tons. Never saw any in CA. Good stuff none the less.

You can find Wolf Gold which is brass...That is pricey. Have some of that pre-Obama days.

laika
05-04-2011, 5:57 AM
You can still find Yugo at some gun shows. I always buy some when I see it.

Milsurps
05-04-2011, 11:31 AM
You can still find Yugo at some gun shows. I always buy some when I see it.

Minwall at the Ventura shows has had it. 300rnds for ~ $100 in 50 Cal ammo cans.
Buy it while you can...

Sengkelat
05-04-2011, 6:04 PM
What's the issue with magnetic ammo? I shoot steel-cased and presumably steel-core Russian surplus in my PSL; should I expect problems?

tmncali
05-04-2011, 6:07 PM
What's the issue with magnetic ammo? I shoot steel-cased and presumably steel-core Russian surplus in my PSL; should I expect problems?

the steel content may spark and start a fire?

Quiet
05-04-2011, 6:25 PM
the steel content may spark and start a fire?
Yep. So, some outdoor ranges prohibits the use of steel core ammo.

23 Blast
05-04-2011, 8:26 PM
There's no issue with the gun per se as far as shooting steel cased and steel cored (or steel jacketed with copper plating) - it's just that any bullet that attracts a magnet is verboten ay many outdoor ranges during the dry season, which basically lasts nine months out of the year in SoCal. I don't want to have to wait until our next big rains in November before the ranges allow the magnetic stuff.

NYY
05-04-2011, 9:24 PM
be careful!! bought this at Sportsman Supply on Camden Avenue. no particular brand, was just wrapped in paper and a string. probably my bad for buying, hopefully theirs too. Not, too, great...

http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j446/LAcatLA/x54006.jpg

Sanderhawk
05-05-2011, 5:36 AM
Split casings isn`t cool. Did you take it back to the store and let them know?

Rekrab
05-05-2011, 9:22 AM
It may not be cool, but you're shooting surplus and that's just one of the risks you run.