My order of Yugoslavian 7.62x54r ammo just arrived and I’m interested how this will run through my rifle compared to the steel core that I have. The majority of the firearm ranges here in California have banned the use of steel core ammo based on it’s tendency to spark when hitting metal and igniting fires in the hillside. Not to mention the penetration of the steel core has given a reputation of “armor piercing” which scares the un-informed to believing it’s illegal. The ammunition that is most prevalent on the market just happens to be steel core so you have to locate and then pay a premium for this lead core ammo that just arrived.
Here are some pics of 2 different ammunition. Steel core 150 grain(green) VS Lead core 182 grain(brass).