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Silver Tip - Bulgarian or Russian ?

Postby Grindl » Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:50 am

I have a chance to acquire a case(880rnds.) of Russian Silver Tip made in the same period as the current Bulgarian Silver Tip that is available . The question is :
Is there any diference between the two , and is the Russian made round comparable to the Bulgarian for level of quality & consistency in this "type" ammo ? Which one would you purchase if price is basically the same ?
As I have found out , just because it is made in USSR does not make it better , sometimes .
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Re: Silver Tip - Bulgarian or Russian ?

Postby Shepard » Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:55 am

Here is an article that explains the breakdown of different ammos and shows the inconsistency's in the loaded ammunitions fromeach other.

http://automotivethinker.com/7-62x54r-s ... load-data/
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Re: Silver Tip - Bulgarian or Russian ?

Postby Grimstod » Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:56 am

A lot of people claim the Bulgarian shoots better. The BC is a little different between the two. I believe it .322 and the Russian silvertip is .377.
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Re: Silver Tip - Bulgarian or Russian ?

Postby Grimstod » Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:02 am

If it's Bulgarian light ball but without a silver tip it will be .370
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Re: Silver Tip - Bulgarian or Russian ?

Postby gandog56 » Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:58 am

I still have a few Czech silver tips laying around. But they are in that distinctive green lacquered case that gives you sticky bolt. Which is too bad, because it is REALLY accurate stuff. You just can't shoot very many of them before the lacquer starts melting off and gumming up the works. So what makes it worthwhile shooting, then? Probably this! Five rounds, fifty yards:Image
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Re: Silver Tip - Bulgarian or Russian ?

Postby Grindl » Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:06 pm

Thanks for all the in-put , guys . Very much appreciated . From studying the graphs , it looks like the Bulgarian has the most consistent powder loads , and on avg. , from the sample used , the Russian bullet was the most consistent in weight .
If I were rich , I'd buy a case of each , and re-work them , but since I'm poor , I only get one . Both are Silver Tip rounds , and everthing I've seen from dealing with standard Light Round Bulgarian , My "Tatiyana" seems to like it . :D
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