Just bought 7.62x54R at Academy, is it corrosive?


#1

Hard to nail down what the internet is saying so hopefully you all can help as I know I’m not the only one here with some Mosin Nagants. Boxes say made in Russia.

Any help is appreciated.


#2

It’s all noncorosive. The website has it listed that way.


#3

Thanks. I didn’t see anything in the store and the employee wasn’t sure. Totally slipped my mind to check academy’s website.

edit
Would you consider $9.99 per 20rd box pretty fair for non surplus ammo?


#4

Most definitely. If you were reloading it would get under $.50 A round but for plinking it ain’t bad.


#5

I am thinking that with that Mosin-N you may need to add much padding to the backstock. Isn’t it steel? Expect a big ka-boom.


#6

All part of the fun. If you ain’t be bruised you ain’t shootin a big enough gun.


#7

Part of the experience for me. For my wife, we will see how she can take the first couple before we decide what to do for her.


#8

Biggest thing you’ve ever fired?


#9

Or will be yes I suppose. I have experience with .308 bolt actions :wink: I’m stoked and cannot wait to get out to the range with the Mosins. My wife hasn’t fired a rifle if you don’t count my 9mm carbine. She does have extensive experience with .45 ACP and .357 Sig handguns however so she isn’t a noob.


#10

Make sure she has good form with the mosin. Mine knocked my aunt over. On second thought just video it. You might get famous.I


#11

She laughed when I told her that. Haha. Internet famous for the win!!


#12

my mosin is a big blast to shoot. DO NOT FEAR THE RECOIL. i find its bark worse then its bite. a joy to shoot. non corrosive? i assume. but it loves to shoot clean. keep clean in your mind and you have a fine rifle to give to grandkids. to shoot it in low light is better than the fourth of july. mostly E N J O Y !!! (while we still got em.)


#13

Hi James
If you ever wonder if some of your ammo is corrosive you can do a “ white nail test”. Grab a board and go buy a bullet hammer $14.00 and a box of white nails. They are not coated with anything hens “ white”. Take the bullet hammer and one of the cartridges in question. Remove the projectile and power from the case. Put a nail into the board, and set the empty brass or steel with primer on the nail “ casing covering the inch or so of nail sticking out of the board”. Strike the primer with a punch ( wear safety glasses). Wait 24 hours and remove the case. If the nail has started to rust the ammo is Corrosive. Happy science!


#14

Use a collet bullet puller if possible works better and isnt so dangerous!