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Posted: 5/5/2004 11:01:48 AM EST
Can a Mosin shoot commercial .308 ammo or does it only shoot 7.62x54. I know that they are basically the same cartridge but I know of some rifles that can only shoot .308 and not 7.62R. Thanks for your help.

Link Posted: 5/5/2004 11:08:54 AM EST
A Mosin-Nagant shoots 7.62 X 54R. It will not fire a 308 and you shouldn't try.
Link Posted: 5/5/2004 11:42:41 AM EST
If you compare the cases you will see that the dimensions are considerably different.
Link Posted: 5/5/2004 12:04:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By Alaskagrown:
Can a Mosin shoot commercial .308 ammo or does it only shoot 7.62x54. I know that they are basically the same cartridge but I know of some rifles that can only shoot .308 and not 7.62R. Thanks for your help.



Not only are the cases completely different, but the bullets are different.

7.62x51 is uses a .308 diameter bullet, 7.62x54R uses .311.
Link Posted: 5/5/2004 12:11:57 PM EST
Thanks for the quick answers. I had never compared the bullets side by side. I must have been thinking of the 7.62 nato. Thanks again.
Link Posted: 5/5/2004 12:45:28 PM EST
for the purpose of this discussion, .308 & 7.62 nato are the same! ergo DO NOT interchange w/ 7.62R
Link Posted: 5/5/2004 4:36:46 PM EST
Alaskagrown

To make it a little more clear, the 7.62x54R is a rimmed cartridge. The .308 Winchester / 7.62x51 Nato cartridge is rimless.
Link Posted: 5/6/2004 4:44:34 AM EST
Not sure if a special ammo shipment to AK costs wayyy too much to order crates of 54r ammo. The Czech and Hung 147gr milsurp is very good, and 10 cents a shot down here.
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 5:16:24 PM EST
For one thing, the 54R is 3mm longer than the .308, among other differences.

You might very well screw up your rifle or yourself if you try it.

Link Posted: 5/13/2004 6:07:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/13/2004 6:12:24 PM EST by RKING]

Originally Posted By Zhukov:

7.62x51 is uses a .308 diameter bullet, 7.62x54R uses .311.

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Are you sure about that, I have never read anything that supports that statement. Take that as a question please.
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:26:15 PM EST
A 7.62x54r get alot wider close to the base.
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