m44 mosin


June 9, 2009, 12:16 AM
Today I fired my m44 for the first time. I've only had it for 3 years so I guess it's about time. I don't remember exactly but I think the rounds are 230 grain. Either i'm getting old or thats way to much recoil for me. All I can say is WOW!!!!!! A man at the range let me fire his sporterized and scoped 91/30 with a lighter round and it was a pleasure to shoot. I only fired one round but I missed the bull by about an inch from 100 yards and I fully believe that was because of the flinch I developed from the first 5 rounds of mule kickers. I'm not a small guy by any means, 6 foot 200lbs. How does anyone shoot those heavy rounds? I can't imagine you get used to it.

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June 9, 2009, 12:23 AM
Try the light ball. The Mosin isn't a heavy kicker it's a lot like a 30-06. But if you do get tired of shooting the M44 get an M91/30 they are more pleasent to shoot due to the longer barrel.

June 9, 2009, 12:40 AM
I fired the 91/30 that was all decked out and enjoyed it with lighter rounds. I'm not sure what the ammo I have is, it's heavy surplus but I learned my lesson with it. It hurt enough for me to flinch and pull my shots. Although a recoil pad probably wouldn't hurt.

June 9, 2009, 12:55 AM
Telling me it's not a heavy kicker has me a little worried, do you mean WITH light ammo or it's not a heavy kicker period?

I may be withering away and don't even know it. lol

I shoot sg. slugs no problem but this was another animal.

June 9, 2009, 01:01 AM
The M44 has no recoil pad and the short bbl does add some muzzle flip into the equasion but the M44 is no brute...it's not a toy either. I don't belive it has more recoil energy than a 12ga slug though. Percieved recoil is probably high do to lack of protection. Get a slip on recoil pad.

June 9, 2009, 01:14 AM
Thank you i'm definately going to be looking for a recoil pad. I may actually buy the one I was looking at for my shotgun. I always passed it up because it was $35 and not a necessity but this little carbine needs something.

June 9, 2009, 02:09 AM
Are you shooting from a bench or standing? I find from a bench I don't hold the rifle as firm and the lighter rifles with even medium chamberings feel a lot bigger than they are. Once I get off the rest though things get a lot more manageable. I have an M44 and have never ended a day where I physically hurt from the rifle. Its no .22lr but it certainly isn't in the huge kicker side of things. The lack of any recoil pad doesn't help though and once I added one nobody really complains. Can't say I have shot anything as heavy as 230gr though.

June 9, 2009, 02:16 AM
I don't know if thats the correct grain of the bullet. I do know they're heavy loads. I had them given to me and was told what they were 3 yrs ago. I was bench shooting. I did have a shoulder injury but it has never been a problem with sg's.

I'm not giving up i'll figure this out yet. But at this rate it'll be slowly. lol.

Cpt. America
June 9, 2009, 02:35 AM
Limbsaver recoil pad.

Max C.
June 9, 2009, 04:06 AM
The largest 7.62x54R rounds I've ever seen are ~182gr. I fire heavy ball pretty much exclusively since the Prvi made Czech rounds work best in my gun.

If you use proper shooting mechanics and hold the gun tight to your shoulder, it shouldn't hurt. People who simply stand straight legged and/or keep the rifle loose tend to dislike the Mosin Nagant. Using the sling helps a lot. I find that keeping the rifle a little lower on my pectoral muscle helps a bit.

June 9, 2009, 05:37 AM
Nice pad for $15.
Look towards the bottom of the page.


June 9, 2009, 09:09 AM
I can't wait to play with mine. I'm getting a little nervous about the kick. But i think i'll be fine as long as i don't try and fire a huge number or rounds.

I can fire a 243 or 30 30 with no problems.

June 9, 2009, 11:26 AM
The more I think about it the more I think it may have to do with no recoil pad and a bad shoulder. And maybe also the fact I was shooting from a bench and the rest was a little low. We'll see what happens next week.

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