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« on: April 05, 2006, 09:48:57 PM »
I just bought some yellow tipped 7.62x54R.  What does the yellow tip mean?
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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2006, 09:50:59 PM »
I read it was long range ammo made for the belt feds...anyone know for sure?
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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2006, 09:57:10 PM »
Two of several color codes found on surplus 7.62x54r should be mentioned at this time.  They are silver, which means steel core, and yellow, which means heavy ball (generally around 180 grains).  They are sometimes found together and it should be kept in mind that the lack of a color code does not necessarily indicate that it's meaning does not apply to that ammo.

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http://www.7.62x54r.net/MosinID/MosinAmmo.htm

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« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2006, 11:01:44 PM »
I went to that site too.  Must have missed that part.  Is this ammo ok to shoot from a M91/30?
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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2006, 04:01:50 AM »
Dude if it is 7.62x54r your 91/30 will eat it  :twisted:
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« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2006, 11:42:48 AM »
My 91/30 loves yellow tip
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« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2006, 01:32:42 PM »
Silver: Steel core
Yellow: Heavy ball
Red: Tracer

From what I read, heavy ball ammo was intended for machine guns but is supposed to be safe to shoot out of Mosin Nagants.

Btw I think the color coding with NATO ammo is different... if I recall correctly, black is steel core and green is heavy ball.

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« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2006, 02:22:23 PM »
My Mosins like it. Makes a great flash in the carbines too.

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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2006, 07:34:56 PM »
I could be wrong, but I thought Hungarian yellow tip was 147gr? Is it really heavy ball? The 147gr is easier to shoot recoil wise.

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« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2006, 08:19:41 PM »
From SOG:

Yellow Tip 7.62x54 Ammo 20 Rd Box $1.99 (880 Rd Case $78.00)

Hungarian MFG. 174 grain, FMJ, copper washed steel case with yellow tip bullet, Berdan prime, lead core, non-corrosive. packed 20 Rd wax packs, 22 packs per sealed military tin.
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« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2006, 08:40:20 PM »
SOG is out of stock of it though, that's where I ordered it from.
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« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2006, 09:54:30 PM »
Quote from: xdron40
From SOG:

Yellow Tip 7.62x54 Ammo 20 Rd Box $1.99 (880 Rd Case $78.00)

Hungarian MFG. 174 grain, FMJ, copper washed steel case with yellow tip bullet, Berdan prime, lead core, non-corrosive. packed 20 Rd wax packs, 22 packs per sealed military tin.

All of SOG's surplus ammo is listed as non-corrosive...don't listen to them.  





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« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2006, 10:15:08 PM »
more info on tip identity.

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« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2006, 09:27:31 PM »
Quote from: UNBLVR
Quote from: xdron40
From SOG:

Yellow Tip 7.62x54 Ammo 20 Rd Box $1.99 (880 Rd Case $78.00)

Hungarian MFG. 174 grain, FMJ, copper washed steel case with yellow tip bullet, Berdan prime, lead core, non-corrosive. packed 20 Rd wax packs, 22 packs per sealed military tin.

All of SOG's surplus ammo is listed as non-corrosive...don't listen to them.  





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Didn't even notice the non-corrosiv part.  But you're right.  I don't pay attention to that aspect of the ad.
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