Author Topic: Semi-Auto in 7.62x54R  (Read 736 times)

Offline Capt Ret

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Semi-Auto in 7.62x54R
« on: November 02, 2012, 03:58:55 PM »
A question:
For years my "heavy hitter" was an M44 Mosin Nagant.  Reliable, powerful and way more accurate than I am.  But I've been wondering if I should be investigating a semi-auto in the same caliber.  Ammo is cheap (relatively) and plentiful.  I'll never sell my M44, but a semi in the same caliber seems like a really good idea.
Any advice would be appreciated.

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Re: Semi-Auto in 7.62x54R
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2012, 09:08:48 PM »
Not a lot to choose from in the semi-auto dept when it comes to 7.62x54. The bigger issue would be the use of corrosive ammo in a semi. Not a lot of non-corrosive out there... some, but youll pay for it!
BTW... I have a thing for rimmed cartridges and 7.62x54 is one of my favorites!

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Re: Semi-Auto in 7.62x54R
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2012, 11:30:21 PM »
Im in agreement with native. You are kind of limited on choices. If you wanna stay with the 54r your best bet would be a dragunov rifle. Youd be blessed to afford let alone find one since they are kind of rare and with a base price tag usually being up to $10,000 and up you could do a total change and prob come out with an even better setup for cheaper. VEPR makes a good rifle but they are around $800 or more new. You can pick up a romanian PSLfor around $500 usually. You should only shoot the lighter 54r rounds through the PSL because of how its designed. Shouldnt be a problem since most of the surplus is the lighter stuff now. Im not sure but does Winchester have a modern 54r load?
« Last Edit: November 03, 2012, 05:40:36 AM by SwampYankee85 »

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Re: Semi-Auto in 7.62x54R
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2012, 06:13:21 AM »
Check out Vepr, very nice rifles made from AK style rifles. A lot of positive feedback about the VEPR's, looks like they are worth the cash. Lots of aftermarket stuff for it. Heck I know it's my immediate next rifle.
« Last Edit: November 04, 2012, 06:58:39 PM by 5pointstar »

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Re: Semi-Auto in 7.62x54R
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2012, 01:24:09 PM »
Excellent suggestions.  Maybe Santa will put one under our tree.  I'll leave out the good cookies for him.

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