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My new, to be, deer rifle range report.

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by dgray64, Dec 21, 2007.

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  1. dgray64

    dgray64 Member

    Oct 27, 2007
    I bought a Mosin-Nagant M44 last week and then ordered some ammo for it.

    Wow!! My ammo showed up yesterday and I didn't have enough light to try it out so this morning I went to the pasture where I had measured off 50 yd, set up a cardboard holder with bulls eye target, and set two water filled milk jugs about 3' on each side.

    I went to my shooting site, loaded up five .prvi partizan 150 gr rounds (I didn't want to take the time to fight my way into that big can of surplus ammo). It loaded well without stripper clips (which haven't arrived yet).

    I went for a sitting position wearing a shooter coat with a shoulder pad built in, and ear plugs and muffs. I fired twice, once at the target and once at the left milk jug. The milk jug decomposed. I went up and looked. One hit in the black next to the red. I went back and shot a total of 10 rounds. Dang, couldn't hit the right jug. Went back up and looked at the target. They were all in the black, working left into the white. Ah, ha!

    I went back and used less finger on the trigger. No more right jug, and the rest of the rounds when in the black next to the red.

    With my old eyes, I thought that was great! It probably kicks, but with the pad, I didn't notice. The ear protection took care of the noise.

    I have a couple questions. The empty brass came out of the gun cool, though the barrel and receiver warmed up...why? And this is a huge piece of brass. I laided it next to a .308 and found it was longer, and tapered...big. I would bet that in the war, a wound or graze by this round put you down!

    I love this gun! Merry Christmas! :neener:
  2. Deer Hunter

    Deer Hunter Member

    Dec 26, 2005
    Great rifle choice! I took a large spike at 50 yards this year. Dropped it right there. People don't give these rifles enough credit.
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