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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-16-2011, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
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7.62x54 R

Would my good shooting Nagant be enough for elk , black and brown bear at med range 200yards or less? The 180gr wolf load is very accurate. Thanks!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-17-2011, 09:59 AM
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Re: 7.62x54 R

For elk and black bear no problem as far as the cartridge goes. I have no experience on brown bear, but I'd say it would work. Personally, if I was to hunt griz I'd grab something a little bigger if I'd be hunting in thick and tight terrain. If your going to be with a guide and glassing them in wide open areas, I'd say go for it.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-17-2011, 12:33 PM
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Re: 7.62x54 R

It's a wicked cartridge for sure, I wouldn't hesitate to use it.I feel that the gun is more of a handicap than the cartridge.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-17-2011, 02:43 PM
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Re: 7.62x54 R

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It's a wicked cartridge for sure, I wouldn't hesitate to use it.I feel that the gun is more of a handicap than the cartridge.

+1. The guns are kind of boat oars. The cartridge is equal to the .308 Winchester. You won't find a more rugged, sturdy rifle though.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-18-2011, 10:40 AM
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Re: 7.62x54 R

I dont like the safety on the MN rifle. Winchester made
some 1895 lever actions in this caliber many years ago,
but they are rare, expensive, and are usually in rough
condition when you find them.
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