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Got a new M44

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by semper_fidelis, Oct 11, 2008.

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  1. semper_fidelis

    semper_fidelis Member

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    Hello everybody Today I bought my first milsurp (dad owns several).I bought a M44 Mosin Nagant 7.62 x 54 for $110. It has matching serial numbers, no scratches or rust that I could find, the bore was bright and shiny, and the bolt cycled nice and smooth http://www.thehighroad.org/images/smilies/biggrin.gif. I go and pick it up on Tuesday. Did I got a good deal? Where can I get non-corrosive ammo for a good price. How bad are costs of reloading? Got any tips for the newbie to M44's?
     
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    Congrates on your purchase. I need to order my M44 before November comes around. :cool:
     
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    Shooting modern non-corrosive ammo in any volume will be expensive. Save your money, get a can of surplus ammo and learn how to clean it afterward. I'm still running through the can of Bulgarian I picked up when I bought my 91/30, so I don't know the difference between the different surplus 54R that is out there. Other people will.

    I clean mine right after I get home from the range. I just run a few patches of Windex (ammonia based) through the bore before going about my typical routine. Other folks will tell you their own corrosive ammo routines.
     
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    You will love your new M44.
    You can never have to many.

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    hey your green smiley guy didn't come out right so let me help you out......



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    congrats,I just got one also,a Hungarian that I haven't tried yet but look forward to.
     
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    Good deal. They hold nice and steady offhand and the 200 grain slugs make a lovely sound on steel at 300. The bayonet and its hinge would bring a smile to the lips of Leonidas.
     
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    New (?) M44?

    Okay... new to you, but probably older than you are, right?:p

    Yeah, I guess the election climate does kinda forecast weather for buying guns and stuff soon, doesn't it? :eek:
     
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    I purchased some Brown Bear from jgsales, wasn't that badly priced.

    What year is yours?
     
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    Before you go buying a bunch of surplus ammo, first find out if it's steel core or not. then, if it is, find out if your range(if you go to a public range) allows steel core ammo.

    Few things suck more than having a few hundred rounds of ammo laying around that you can't shoot.
     
  11. semper_fidelis

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    don't know what year it is. I do know it is Russian, it has the hammer and sickle on the recever. I pick it up tomarow and by next weekend i should be able to tell you how i do with it. I'll post how it does and what year it is.
     

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    "...Did I got a good deal?..." Did you what?
    "...How bad are costs of reloading?..." No worse than any other cartridge. You might have trouble finding .311" bullets locally though. You should be able to order them through your local gun shop, if their supplier has 'em in stock. Be prepared to pay up front.
    Hornady makes a .3105" 174 grain FMJBT and a .312" 150 grain SP that'll do nicely.
    Buy a slip on recoil pad.
     
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    Pics...this thread is useless without PICS!

    BTW, congrats on your new big boy toy! You gonna love it. An M-44 is always an attention getter at the range. Especially when you touch off those first few rounds.
     
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    The year should be stamped right there on the receiver.
     
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    lots of non milsurp out there; wolf, silver bear, brown bear, golden bear, olympic, and a few others. ranges from 148 grains, up to the moose knocking 205 soft points. a good enough deal on a m44, just don't shoot it with the bayo extended; this really freaks out the bbl harmonics...
     
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    if you get milsurp, it will be so far off of what else you zero with, its almost comical. today i had some russian milsurp, and some hungarian, my 38 is zero'd for the 148's, and the 185's by wolf and silver bear. I tried the russian milsurp, and got the big ouch!!!! very hot, it almost left the top of my paper at 100 yds.
    the hungarian was about 1/2 higher.
    Butler Creek, size small, slip on pad, 8 bucks well spent.
     
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