Does anyone have any opinion on the 7.62x54R cartridge? Has anyone out there handloaded for it? Will the 7.62x54R handloaded cartridge in a standard Nagant Rifle handle chamber pressures loaded up to stout 30-06 loads? These rifles appear plentiful at attractive prices with good bores. Appear to have good steel. Should be an excellent deer cartridge. My guess is the standard loading for the cartridge might be somewhere in the neighborhood of the old 30-40 Krag pressures and muzzle energy (in modern smokeless Krag loads).