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 7.62x54R 7n1 "sniper" ammo - How to tell?
Speargun_  [Member]
5/18/2009 10:19:14 PM
I've seen several auctions on gunbroker advertising that the ammo was 7n1. How can you tell if it is actually 7n1 or just someone trying to pass off regular rounds for a higher price?

Thanks!

Example:




and one more




ReservedRealist  [Member]
5/18/2009 11:07:59 PM
That is the real deal, the "CHAPNEPNKE" title is "Sniper", and the 20-rd paper packs are marked the same way. 7N1 is good accurate ammo, just kinda outdated, from the 1960's I believe
res45  [Member]
5/18/2009 11:25:38 PM
Looks like the real deal to me also.
http://7.62x54r.net/MosinID/MosinAmmo030.htm
Speargun_  [Member]
5/18/2009 11:47:40 PM
Thanks!

What's a good price for 7n1?

res45  [Member]
5/18/2009 11:58:58 PM
That ammo is usually a little more pricey than the standard Russian issue. Havn't seen any for sale in some time but usually around $130 to $150 per 440 rd. tin.
Speargun_  [Member]
5/19/2009 9:09:27 AM
Originally Posted By res45:
That ammo is usually a little more pricey than the standard Russian issue. Havn't seen any for sale in some time but usually around $130 to $150 per 440 rd. tin.

One I looked at had the reserve at $300. ....I guess someone's trying to cash in on the ammo craze.
res45  [Member]
5/19/2009 12:02:38 PM
For $300 I would just as soon shoot the Yugo 54r match ammo you can get 1200 rds for that price. Brass case all copper and lead bullet.

http://www.wideners.com/itemdetail.cfm?item_id=8521&dir=18|830|853

elokoman  [Member]
5/27/2009 12:33:41 AM
While the Yugp is considered good ammo, this is the first time i heard it described as sniper match quality, perhaps a Widener's marketing approach? Or, do others agree it is that accurate?
cosmo05  [Team Member]
5/31/2009 10:28:15 AM
Originally Posted By res45:
That ammo is usually a little more pricey than the standard Russian issue. Haven't seen any for sale in some time but usually around $130 to $150 per 440 rd. tin.


That sounds about right. Haven't seen it around for a few years. I have a few tins stashed away and opened one up to try it. I don't think it was much more accurate than CZ Silvertip, but was more consistent.
What you are getting though is a bullet type that has devastating performance.
Bettendorf  [Team Member]
6/6/2009 1:15:18 AM
When the 7n1 first came into the country (2006) in large amounts, it sold for about 120 bucks for 880 rounds. I just feel like posting this fact.
homeyclaus  [Member]
6/8/2009 12:07:12 AM
That lot of ammo in the picture has a 1991 date code, comes from plant 47 - the mosin.net site has some sort of key for reading russian and former bloc countries ammo case codes.
TX-Zen  [Team Member]
6/21/2009 5:18:31 PM
Originally Posted By Bettendorf:
When the 7n1 first came into the country (2006) in large amounts, it sold for about 120 bucks for 880 rounds. I just feel like posting this fact.



Thats why a nice chunk of it, about 4 crates worth.

The bulk of that 2006 batch is headstamped 97 with factory 188, or at least all mine were marked that way.





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Speargun_  [Member]
6/22/2009 12:26:35 AM
So, does anyone want to sell some 7n1 at a reasonable price?

I'm looking to try some out.
cosmo05  [Team Member]
6/25/2009 4:34:27 PM
Originally Posted By Bettendorf:
When the 7n1 first came into the country (2006) in large amounts, it sold for about 120 bucks for 880 rounds. I just feel like posting this fact.


Yea, that's when I loaded up the stash pile with it. I shot a few hundred rounds and stored the rest. It's not much more accurate than CZ Silvertip but the bullet is nasty. Hollow nose, steel point, lead knocker behind it, real nasty combination.