My second post and question.
Not too difficult to find nor expensive. 7.62x54R lacquered steel cased eastern bloc ammo.
Projectile only weighs in at 44 to 45 grains, a bi-metal, steel core, and obviously short bullet.
Luckily, has very high muzzle velocity, over 3,000 F/S…surprisedly cycles SVD’s!
I can see the use, as it has little felt recoil in the Mosin, as compared to standard issue type ball, so I can only guess it is for maybe training, or cadet type ammo?
Any info appreciated as to why such quantities were produced, when ballistics past 200 meters rapidly deteriorates, due to horrible ballistic coefficient.