20 Rounds of 7.62x54r Ammo by Sellier & Bellot - 174gr HPBT

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Ammo Overview

Ammo Quantity - 20 rounds per box
Ammo Manufacturer - Sellier & Bellot
Bullets - 174 grain hollow point boat tail (HPBT)
Ammo Casings - Boxer Primed Brass, Reloadable
Velocity - 2615 fps
Energy - 2866 ft-lbs


A match quality ammunition for the 7.62x54R that is normally utilizing mil surplus (and old production at that). From the original date of manufacture there has been an inherent accuracy o the cartridge that hasn’t necessarily been optimized in the ammunition or rifle platforms that the cartridge is utilized heavily in. This cartridge takes that gap between potential and production, and shortens it significantly. The Sellier & Bellot load with a premium projectile – in this case a Sierra Match King 174 grain bullet – makes legitimate sub MOA a possibility with certain rifles in certain conditions.

The real benefit here is the factory load and the ability to reload the brass which won’t make up for the price difference between this match quality ammo and the milsurp stuff you can find in the spam cans (if you can find it). It’s a pretty good start though, with the added bonus of the premium bullet and the very consistent load because of high tolerances and accurate powders that seem to be very clean burning in comparison to the mil-surplus stuff.

Suitable for use in any 7.62x54R rifle, but particularly well suited for sporterized/accurized surplus rifles or those built with high tolerances from the factory (e.g. Dragunov and clones) with scopes or other optics.

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Posted On: 10/21/2011 By: Chris

A: This ammo will certainly allow you to reduce the chances that ammunition is to blame for the accuracy issues, but some Mosin Nagants simply do not shoot very precise or accurate groups, even with good ammo like this S&B 174gr HPBT Match.

Posted On: 10/21/2011 By: Emery Phipps

A: At this time, we only sell this ammunition in 20rd boxes. If demand increases, we might offer it in a 200rd case quantity. However, this does not prevent you from ordering as many as we have in stock.

Posted On: 10/20/2011 By: Tim

A: No, this is a smaller production load not currently available in the sealed cans.

Posted On: 10/18/2011 By: sam

A: The rifle itself is designed to prevent this - if it occurs, the rifle is broken or malfunctioning and needs to be fixed by a gunsmith. All 7.62x54R brass and steel cases should be made to the same dimensions.

Posted On: 9/30/2011 By: Jim

A: This is not a dumb question and you are to be commended for wanting to buy the right ammo for hunting instead of making a choice that might not be legal or proper/ethical for hunting live game. Yes, this Sellier & Bellot ammo would be legal for hunting. However, you might want to choose a soft point over this 174gr HPBT. This bullet is intended for target shooting, and has a good chance of performing just like FMJ ammo would in a deer or other animal. Surplus ammo is not prohibited just because it is surplus, but because the FMJ bullets mandated under various amendments to the Hague Convention - setting down rules for land warfare - are really not very good for killing things. Thus, for hunting purposes, FMJ is a poor choice that can result in a wounded animal instead of a quick and ethical kill.

Posted On: 9/28/2011 By: Matthew

A: We do, but not with 174gr Sierra MatchKings.

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