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Scrap brass---Mosin, amount shot

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Ditchtiger, Jul 14, 2009.

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  1. Ditchtiger

    Ditchtiger Member

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    OK, I may have a weakness for mosin rifles, and Finns. then I got a SVT-40.
    Earlier today I turned in the scrap 7.62x54r brass that has piled up in my garage since lass winter. 4, 5 gallon buckets of brass, 131lbs. were turned in at the scrap yard. Cash back $157. Doing the math this comes out to 5829 rounds fired. But this does not include steel cases left to rust or reloadable cases brought back home.
    Do I have an addiction to shooting mosins or is this the amount everyone goes though in a year?????????
     
  2. fatelk

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    How's your shoulder? Dang, that a lot of rounds.

    I see you're local. PM me if you want to go shoot, I'll dig out the Mosins.:)
     
  3. Ditchtiger

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    Recoil does not bother me. I'll shoot a mosin till the wood starts to boil, set it down and shoot somethig else untill the mosin is cool enough to touch and fire it till it's hot again.
    I need to take off for a little bit.

    will PM in a little bit.
     
  4. Geneseo1911

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    holy crap.

    6K (plus some!!!) rounds in a year & a half? That's impressive.

    I'd almost have to see pics to buy it! :neener:

    And brass is over $1/lb?! That's pretty shocking as well.
     
  5. Ditchtiger

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    I've lots of BLM land to shoot on and can really let the mosin reach out and go for the long ranges. Shooting is also a good stress relief and besides that it is just fun to do.
    This shooting does not mention the rest of what I go through.
    I don't think it's hording if you use what you buy. I'm not sitting on it , it's getting used.
    .308 is a close 2nd.
    Then there are the handguns.
    Then there are the shotguns.
    Then there are the handguns.
    Tannerite.
    Air rifles
    Blow guns
    Sling-shots
    car bombs
    Never mind the last one, just kiddind.
     
  6. stubbicatt

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    That's a whole lot of ammunition.

    Years ago I used to compete in "highpower" rifle competitions. I rebarrelled several rifles during those years, and shot a lot of ammo.

    The concerns I always have with milsurps which come in good condition is that by shooting them, I am eroding the throat, and replacement barrels will alter the originality of the rifle.

    Silly I suppose. But it isn't much fun shooting an inaccurate rifle, and shooting an accurate rifle will wear the bore to where it will be come inaccurate. I have a Mosin Nagant with a pretty rough bore, which will still shoot about 2 inches at 100, so I shoot it thinking I can't really make the bore that much worse. Either that or 22's! Good thing there are 22 long rifle's available to me. I save the PU sniper for "special occasions."

    Guess I want to have my cake and eat it too.

    Glad you are having fun.
     
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  7. Mr. Bojangles

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    I'm relieved to hear that the metal "buttpad" is treating you well. I have a 91/30 and an m44.
    It doubles the fun to shoot with the bayonet :rolleyes:
     
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