A very versatile caliber
used in many battle rifles and sniper rifle
s. It is Jhrulith
's caliber of choice for long distances. My forgetful friend here(Jhrulith
) has also forgotten the 7.62x54 Russian
is rimfire, and
has pretty good range on it as well.
The Russian 7.62mmx54 round is rimmed, but is not a rimfire cartridge; it has a centerfire primer. Eastern bloc versions are generally steel case and Berdan primed. --Ed.