Romanian PSL is a decent way to launch 7.62x54R without punishing recoil. For a 13 year old marksman, that’s an important consideration.
Sure, she’s fired 338 Lapua Mag rifles last year, but they were heavy, set up on a bipod and suprpessed, the the kick was much reduced. And x54R ammunition runs 60 cents per round vs. 338LM $2.50 for similar quality. Surplus ball is still available for two dimes a shot. So fairly accurate but girl-portable .30 that won’t break the piggy bank…PSL is an acceptable choice.
(Not firing yet. Real live fire would have featured safety glasses.)
The rifle was upgraded with a TWS rail cover to support a fixed 10x scope of much higher quality than the original Romanian surplus optic.