I've been looking at several states of my collection and have been comparing the numbers on various guns to add to the collection. I originally had my eye on a PA-63 as the immediate next addition to my collection, but couldn't buy one at the same time I bought my SKS. Good thing I didn't since one of the bikes suffered an ancient carburetor hemorage and needs a rebuild :roll: But, in doing my signature overzealous research, I began to notice an interesting development. The Makarov ammo for the 9mm is still a decent price and I still love the look, but I kept seeing that darned Mosin-Nagant revolver popping up on the site. It's a sharp little vintage revolver, and you can't beat a cheap wheelgun: They don't jam and they're easy to repair! So, I take a look at the ammo costs and expect to see some astronomical price that everyone keeps complaining about.... WRONG!!! With J and G bulk ammo (The only way I buy these days aside from 9mm), I spend HALF of what my .40 S&W costs! When you can buy a tin of 800 rounds for 80 bucks, it averages out pretty decent, AND you also get all that brass to go with it. Needless to say I was shocked. My question is: What IS the power of a 7.62x25? How many of the Tokarev variants use the the same ammo? Also, I noticed there is a company pressing new rounds in this caliber. Is the rumors of the total demise of this pistol round greatly exaggerated? I'm not looking for it to replace my C9 as my carry, but if the caliber is so cheap and I apply my signature anal retentive nature to the storage of this ammo, I very well might sell my HP .40 S&W for a decent price and buy BOTH the PA-63 at $100 and the Mosin Nagant revolver and still have cash for a little ammo! Any thoughts on this caliber and it's history?