Development of 7.62×54 mm and 7.62×51 mm (.308 Win) sniper cartridges « The Ulyanovsk Cartridge Works
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Development of 7.62×54 mm and 7.62×51 mm (.308 Win) sniper cartridges


The first sniper cartridges of calibers 7.62×54 mm and 7.62×51 mm (.308 Win) have been launched in the mass production in the beginning of October.  The sniping design – that’s what attracts customers to these cartridges. Imagine that all bullets of a shot group, for example at 100 m range, hit the circle of 3 cm or less in diameter, or of 9 cm in diameter at 300 m. The bullets, moreover, keep such efficiency at 800 m as well and even farther where it is not even possible to see the target without special optical means.

The details of production technologies are worked out on the up-to-date equipment in workshops No 1 and 3 and at own testing station. All components and materials of these cartridges are produced domestically. Our specialists are the country’s first ones in using completely domestic materials for production of 7.62×51 mm (.308 Win). Before that, the Russian sniper 7.62×51 mm (.308 Win) cartridge was “assembled with screwdriver” of the foreign-made components: bullets, cases, powders and primers.

On October 5, the shooters representing the Federation of precision shooting of Russia and officers of Russian security forces received a proposal to test these cartridges.

The specialists from Moscow, Samara, Kazan, Togliatti, and Ulyanovsk and from other regions responded to our appeal.

The appearance of the products proved to be successful for all shooters. The cartridges were pleasant to hold in hands. Indeed, they had the same high quality as the best foreign-made models. The design of cartridge packages deserved special attention. But the most important, of course, were the shooting tests made by competent people who personally tried cartridges of all most famous world’s brands and who were down to every last detail of all sniper weapons in the world.

So, the first mass-produced sniper cartridges of 7.62×54 mm and 7.62×51 mm (.308 Win) were successfully tested and proved to have the highest accuracy characteristics at the ranges from 100m up to 800m.

In October, the first lots of these cartridges will lie on shelves of gun shops. And we, in turn, receive the customers’ feedbacks on our products and honorably present, with concrete results, our new cartridges right now at the 16th international exhibition “Arms&Hunting-2019” in Moscow on October 10-13.