A fantastic round by Sellier & Bellot for the much beloved 7.62x54R with a shiny exterior and a very nice performance curve. This is a 180 grain full metal jacket projectile in a brass case with a Boxer primer which is an obvious value add, especially considering S&B’s excellent brass. This ammunition offers significant performance for any scenario you decide to use it for. The 180 grain round could easily take the vast majority of large game in North America. The accuracy potential of this cartridge hovers near 2 MOA and generally can be shot to better than 1.5MOA out of most regular rifles with some basic changes. The round itself is quite an accurate round, and the rifles that shoot it, are generally mid range for accuracy. With the right optics, bedding and barrel work, or a factory accurized rifle, this round could easily shoot at the 1MOA level.
The static ballistic numbers are as follows: 2579 feet per second velocity and 2665 ft. lbs. of energy out of the muzzle. These numbers make it a potent round for most game work and certainly keeps it capable at the range
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