The goofy 7.62x38mmR round, with its gas seal and anemic characteristics, has long been dismissed when it came to performance. About that…
YouTube gun reviewer Mark3SMLE (guess what his favorite Enfield is?) runs some 1970s military surplus M1895 Nagant rounds through denim and ballistic gel, achieving some interesting results.
Keep in mind a lot of the commercial loads out there for the old Combloc 7-shooter are target loads, while the milsurp stuff was brewed a little spicier, and approaches .32 H&R Magnum in performance, which kinda changes the take on the clunky Nagant wheel gun a bit.