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I hear Mosin Nagants are loud?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Arkel23, Jul 17, 2009.

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  1. Arkel23

    Arkel23 Member

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    How loud are they? Are they louder than a .300 wby mag? Give me a comparison between any gun and a mosin nagant.
     
  2. juk

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    more like a lightning strike than a gun. :)
     
  3. jordan1948

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    Well the first shot is loud but after that you're fine :D
     
  4. Avenger29

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    They aren't that bad. But, like any unsuppressed centerfire rifle, it only makes sense to double up on hearing protection...

    I didn't think it is any louder than your standard .308...My 91/30 isn't that bad, but the shorter barrel carbines are louder...
     
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    What did you say? You,ve got to speak louder I was at the range last week.
     
  6. Deus Machina

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    91/30's are the quietest of the bunch, and IME, right around the same as a similar .30-06. Maybe a little more than most modern target ammo, maybe a little less than full-bore hollowpoints.

    The shorter ones... Well, my friend has an M44 with an AK-74 style muzzle brake on it. The first round he touches off, the .30-06 and shotgun guys stop shooting and lean around their dividers in unison. :eek:
     
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    ^^^ I understand! The carbines are loud due to lots of powder burning OUTSIDE the barrel!

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    jpwilly: 3 questions. Is that an M44? Did you cut your barrel down any? And where did you get that compensator?
     
  9. Deus Machina

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    That does remind me that I'll be looking for a beat up/pre-bubba'd 91/30 at the next gun show, to make a 'sniper' rifle with.

    For what they are, I really am a fan of the Nagant. Nothing better for a cheap project. Now if I could just find new barrels for them, I'd have a heck of a good weekend in the garage.
     
  10. ccsniper

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    shot mine the other day with a turk mauser. shooting into the berm just noticed a load crack, shot across the field, haha... sounds like the voice of God!!! I pulled one plug out just to hear it natural like.
     
  11. Avenger29

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    And promptly suffered permanent hearing damage.
     
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    haha I knew that was coming. yup, I did. I WILL regret it by the time I am 40
     
  13. Avenger29

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    I am fanatical about doing everything I can to avoid hearing that ringing sound when I grow older.

    Single level of hearing pro is good for .22s, everything else needs double layers IMHO. I will never fire an unsupressed gun w/o hearpro except in an extreme emergency.
     
  14. LJ-MosinFreak-Buck

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    you've heard correctly.
     
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    Well this question really depends on the kind of hearing protection your using. If you don't use any you've most certainly said the words "WHAT?!" and the phrase "I CAN'T HEAR YOU!" a few times in your life.

    But it's not like that makes the experience of owning one of these rifles horrible. I love my Mosins to the point of insanity. :D
     
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    yea, my long barrel m91/30 doesn't bark that bad (long barrel). There was a guy with a compensated .300 winmag i think and it was LOUD. my friend's AR with birdcage muzzle sounds a tad louder as well.
     
  17. Arkel23

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    Oh ok I'm just asking because everyone says they are so loud and kick so hard, I'm not looking to get one I was just wondering.
     
  18. Ben Shepherd

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    Watch your ammo choices too. There's a wide variance there.

    "Heavy ball" out of one with a steel butt plate can be pretty punishing......
     
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    I think a lot of this stems from the fact that a lot of folks have M38 and M44 carbines. They are loud due to the short barrel and they kick because of their lighter weight and steel butt plate.

    If you shoot a 91/30 full length rifle or a Finn M39, 7.62x54R isn't as bad and doesn't seem any louder or to kick any more than an equivalent sized 30-06 or 8mm rifle.

    I never shoot my Mosin carbines without a slip on recoil pad. And remember to pull it into your shoulder like a shotgun. No point in giving it a running start on ya.
     
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    That's a very good point too. I shoot the lighter 147gr stuff in my carbines and save the 170gr-200gr stuff for my M39s. Luckily, they all seem to shoot better that way too. Of course, maybe that's due to less flinch.
     
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    I love reloading for mine. The lee classic loader is the perfect load for target shooting, it is softer in general. If you do not reload, it cost about $75 to get into it, that includes the lee loader and the extra parts/tools you should have.

    I use a 2.5 scoop of 3031, Magtech Primers and 303 cal .311 150 gr sierra bulletes and it is a great mosin load that is fun to shoot.

    I get the brass from sellier bellots pre-loaded rounds that I use for hunting. Now THOSE are load and have a decent kick to them. The SB brass is awesome. I get about 6 or 7 reloads out of them
     
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    Yes, Yes, and it's a standard AK-47 7.62 (AK-74 style) brake that was threaded onto the bbl and silver soldered.
     
  23. Avenger

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    Mosins are certainly loud, but they are common enough now that I only get a "Oh, another Mosin" reaction from other shooters at the range. If you want a REAL reaction, take a Steyr M95 to the range. Dunno why, but those little puppies prompt FAR more "***?!?!?!" moments when you touch 'em off. It's nice to hear somebody with the latest whiz-bang rifle say something along the lines of: "I thought the world just ended!"
     
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    ^^^ Or "I felt that go right through my chest"! :cuss:
     
  25. 1shot3kills

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    try standing next to a short barralled tompson contender

    that is chambered in 7mm rem mag,it will make your nose tingle,eyes blink,and your shoulders jerk,now thats loud
     
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