The Mosin Nagant rifle is very popular among shooters because of it’s cheap price, and even cheaper ammo. Many countries around the world have used the venerable 7.62x54r round, many still do. These countries are now unloading most of their surplus 7.62x54r ammo here in the US of A. If you’ve ever purchased a spam can of 7.62x54r you’ve probably noticed all the writing and markings on top of the spam can. If you’ve ever wondered what those markings mean you can use the handy chart above. Everything from powder and cartridge production year, to the production lot is right there on the can.
Just remember to clean your Mosin afterwards as most of this ammo is corrosive.