Here is some fun and interesting ammo. This is Czechoslovakian made 7.62x54r ammo with a very light 46 grain bullet. It produces very little recoil and a very high velocity.
Both the case and the bullet are steel and attracted to a magnet. The cutaway below shows that this featherweight projectile is constructed of two steel ‘jackets’ that encompass each other leaving the center completely hollow.
In the video at the top of this page I tested this round against numerous targets including books and steel. Shown below we can see these light and hollow rounds blasted right through 1/4″ steel plate and made quite a crater in 1/2″ plate.
When shot into ballistic gel the rounds deflected easily and always came out the side of the blocks shortly after entering. The deflection is surely due to the lack of mass.
When shot into a stacked row of hard cover books it penetrated approximately 6 inches.
These rounds were tested at a relatively short range so I cannot make any comments about long range accuracy but I have heard they suffer in that arena.
|Bullet Weight||46.4 gr||Hollow steel jacket, White tip|
|Propellant||46.7 gr||Extruded stick type powder|
|Velocity||3490 fps||Mosin Nagant|