Originally Posted by Lefty7mmstw
isn't the 7.62x54 russian still their sniper round??
Not any more, they in 2011 they bought a bunch of Styer SSGs in 308, 300 Win Mag and 338 Lapua.
they are playing with a couple prototypes that are 7.62x54 but they have never had the sniper quality ammo that was readily available. Look for them to stay with similar cartridges and rifles as western armies on this one.
BTW, Cabelas has remanufactured 91/30 PU snipers in their stores now for $499. Go to the gunboards.com and you can find a couple smiths that specialize in tweaking yours or building you a hand picked on.
I have an original PE side mount sniper rifle that I am going to finish out, hopefully with an original PE scope.
Right now the market is flooded with reproduction 91/30 PU snipers and got to do your research to see if you have an original sniper rifle AND scope. Russian company has started reproducing the PU scopes and flooding the market.