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Is the M44 a good rifle?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Franco2shoot, Jan 12, 2008.

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  1. Franco2shoot

    Franco2shoot Member

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    There is an M44 Mosin Nagant carbine for sale for 100 bucks at a store near me. The stock isnt too bad and the bolt is in good shape. Has anybody ever had one of these? Is it a fun gun to shoot? I am torn over whether or not to buy it.
     
  2. Bazooka Joe71

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    M44 is a great rifle...And is at the top of my list of my rifles I like to shoot.

    THR Search M44
     
  3. Franco2shoot

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    Me and my Dad looked at the markings and it dates to 1946. Came from the same factory as the one my dad just got too
     
  4. dmftoy1

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    I like mine. Haven't had very good luck shooting it so far but I attribute that to some crap "Brown Bear" ammo where the bullets were undersize. (.308) I just cast up a whole batch of new bullets for it and when the brass and dies get here later this week I'll have a better report! :) I can't imagine that the gun won't be a good shooter as the bore is in great shape and so is the rest of the rifle.
     
  5. Bazooka Joe71

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    Pay $100 for it and you won't be disappointed...They are addictive though.

    Make sure to shoot it at dusk.:)
     
  6. iamkris

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    Other than the 5000 threads on them, no...not many people ;) (Does anyone use the search anymore?)

    My first question is, what does "are these good guns?" mean? For what? Long range target shooting? No. Hunting? Potentially. Blasting away? Most definitely. Trading fodder for when the big one blows and you arm your neighbors? Yup.
     
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    Wow. There ya go! I think I would consider this an investment in the "futures market" right? Just trying to figure out where my 401k would fit in with that purchase. J/K I havent actually had time to go shot my M44 yet.. it sure does look nice sitting in the box!

    :)
     
  8. Bazooka Joe71

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    In his defense, there were only 175 threads on the M44.:p
     
  9. dmftoy1

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    I think the M44 is going to be one of those rifles that you read about on here in 5 years where people say "crap . . why didn't I but 5 of those when they were $89!!!!!"

    Roughly 30-06 ballistics, cheap ammo for less than $100 . . .oh yeah . . and you can roast a marshmellow on the side mounted bayonet at the same time as you're doing your target practice.
     
  10. cornman

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    you can get them for $79 around here but $100 with a good bore is not bad, but don't expect them to go up in price in the coming depression.
     
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    'Nough said...:D
     
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    I'm one of the many satisfied M44 owners here. I love it.
     
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    you bet your hind end!!! its a sweet rifle, various loads available, and it kicks butt! simple in design, unchanged actionwise since first production, though the bolt is a little overengeneered, but fairly fail safe and dependable. and they just look sweet.
     
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    Buy it. Shoot it. Enjoy it. Especially the muzzle blast and the sore shoulder that tells you "Wow what a cool rifle!"

    You might even be able to find one for less than $100 with some more looking around. Mine was $70 bought about 1 year ago.
     
  15. Franco2shoot

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    well the good thing about this one is its got a one year warranty
     
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    Best rifle you can get for $100. Probably the best for < $200.
     
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    i like the 38 better, but in either case, best 100 bucks I ever spent on a firearm, and only 20 bucks more for a brand spankin new dog collar sling for it.
    I would not hesitate to shoot at any game in north America with it, with the 205 grainers, it is a bear dropper and elk dropper.
     
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    one thing that i like about all mosin nagants is the fact that they look rough, but so simple a retarded monkey can operate them. virtually unchanged action wise for hundreds of years, yet still perform like they were made yesterday, and still in use in various third world countries as issue equipment, let alone recreational use in the states.
     
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    Thanks to all for the words of advice. I went back to the store as soon as I got off of work today and got it. Unfortunately, Virginia's "Instant Background Check" system crapped out and I ended up leaving empty handed. I got to shoot it though, Great fun!
     
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    The Soviet M44 is good. The Polish M44 is excellent.
     
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    I have two Soviet M44s, and I LOVE THEM!
     
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    1-10 of 4,700,000 for m44 (About) - 0.22 sec

    Sorry, about 4,700,000 for m44


    steve:neener:
     
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    A one year warranty on a M44! Bwa ha ha ha! Mine had a 60 year warranty on it from the Izhevsk arsenal. Still works great.
     
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    I like my 91/30 better. But I use it as a ringer in competitions, it is good for MOA @ 400 yards. The 44 is MUCH lighter and easier to handle, I love the blast, ringer in the ear as well the the blindness because of the muzzle blast. So... ITSALLGOOD! :evil::D

    Anyways go get one and be happy, shoot it up and never pay attention to the 100 or so you spent. P.s. get some milsurp ammo for less than the price of a good rifle.

    -bix
     
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    I love mine
     
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