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7.62х54mm R 1891

  7,62х54mm R 1891

7,62х54mm R 1891 - description and specifications

Performance characteristics

7,62х54mm R

Caliber, mm

7,62

The diameter of the bullet, mm

7,9

bullet weight, g

9,6-13

The weight of powder, g

3,1

Muzzle velocity, m / s

780-870

muzzle energy, J.

2920-4466

The first version of this cartridge was adopted by the Russian army 1891 , along with a rifle Mosin. Initially, the cartridge had a bullet with a rounded nose, at 1908 year has been adopted cartridge with a pointed bullet and improved ballistics. Nomenclature bullets army bullets includes conventional, tracer, armor-piercing incendiary bullets and other. It should be noted, In contrast to many of peer cartridges (7,9 mm Mauser, .30-06 and other) this cartridge is still in service - under it produced Dragunov sniper rifle, general-purpose machine gun PKM, Aviation chetyrehstvolny gun GSHG and other specimens army weapons.

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