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Mosin-Nagant?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by HollowHead, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. HollowHead

    HollowHead Firm member

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    What's the poop on these? LGS has them for $99 w/bayonette and cleaning kit. I know of their role in history but know little else about them. Worth picking one up for plinker/safe queen? Thanks. HH
     
  2. WoodenPlank

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    Grab one, some cheap ammo, and a 2x4 from the local lumber store.
     

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    USDefender Lay Them Waste!

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    Great rifle, in general--once you clean the cosmolene off of everything (including INSIDE the chamber and the bolt).

    Here are some resources that will help-- I know it's a lot of info., but it's well worth researching...

    > 7.62x54r.net--Forums (The guy who runs the forum is somewhat snooty, imo, but you can get a lot of great info there.)

    > 7.62x54r Overview (This site will probably answer most questions you might have...)

    > Just a shortcut to the M91/30 info at 7.62x54r.

    > 7.62x54r Bullet-types info.

    > Mosinnagant.net/ -- Yet another forum with good info, although I find 7.62x54r a little more useful... Probably just my personal preference. ;)

    > Finally, here's what globalsecurity.org has to say one the Mosin-Nagant.


    Good Luck. Hope you love yours like I love mine. :cool:
     
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    USDefender Lay Them Waste!

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    Oh, yeah. Forgot to mention what I consider THE most important source of info (again, just mho) available...

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LC0ULOSA5wg&feature=relmfu"]Disassembling the Mosin-Nagant Bolt[/ame] Iraqveteran8888's 'how to' videos on sporterizing the Mosin. I realize you may or may not intend to 'sporterize' your gun. (I just wouldn't have the heart to do this, myself). That said, though, Iraqvet's videos are excellent for learning to take down your weapon, clean it, repair it, etc... I've only posted one, but he has many on 'You Tube' that are worth looking at.

    Good Luck. ~USD
     
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    Check the ammo before you buy it. If you do get corrosive ammo make sure you follow proper cleaning proceedures afterwards. Some of the corrosive stuff shoots very well but the gun does need a good cleaning afterwards.
     
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    jellis11 Yippee-ki-yay

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    Great guns. Super fun, cheap. You spend more than that on gas and food in a week!
     
  9. USDefender

    USDefender Lay Them Waste!

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    Also, another point on the 'ammo' I would advise is to stay away from surplus ammo that's coated with lacquer. The lacquer WILL effect your gun's action, sooner, probably, rather than later.


    Btw, shooting corrosive ammo isn't as scary as it sounds. Just don't leave your gun laying around for days after shooting. Clean it at least the day after you've gone to the range and you should be ok. Better yet, if you stick to modern civilian stuff only (i.e. Silver Bear, Wolf, etc.) you'll avoid both the 'corrosive' and 'lacquer' issues altogether.
     
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    Cleaning it after shooting corrosive ammo involves using windex WITH AMMONIA , the ammonia is suppose to neutralize the corrosiveness. Then after that use soap and water and then do the normal gun cleaning . I never had a problem. I love the gun.
     
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    Hence why I said to get the 2x4 from the lumber store... :whistling:
     
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    buy it, shoot it, love it!
     
  13. USDefender

    USDefender Lay Them Waste!

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    Ah... I get it now. Well, that is one way to go. :cool:
     
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    Corrosive ammo is not a big deal. Just clean the weapon as soon as possible. There's no need to buy special products. Warm/hot water is all one needs to clean corrosive ammo. If one wants to be anal about it, use household ammonia diluted with water to 5/1 ratio. Run a wet patch or two down the bore, wipe the bolt face, then clean as usual. That's it.

    I've been shooting corrosive ammo for years and never had a problem.
     
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    The Mosin-Nagant is a great rifle. When you buy one though make sure the bolt is smooth. Some of them will have a VERY sticky bolt.

    And if you're very recoil sensitive, you will not enjoy shooting it.
     
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    I've heard this time and again, and watched people on the range ***** about the recoil...yet it doesn't bother me in the least. :dunno:
     
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    What kind of accuracy/range is possible with these guns? Can a person expect to shoot small groups at 100 or 200 yards? What if you reload? Does anyone reload for this gun?
     
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    Worth every penny! Buy one and a bunch of ammo and you'll love it!
    Don't freak out about corrosive ammo . Just soapy water will dissolve the salts and run a few patches afterwards till dry then one lightly oiled patch . No biggie.
     
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    The most accurate of my mosin collection are my Finn M28/30 and M39s.
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  20. WoodenPlank

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    To steal a line from one of my favorite gun-related emails....

    An AK can hit the broad side of a barn.... from inside the barn.
    An AR can hit the broad side of a barn from 600 meters.
    A Nagant can hit the farm from two counties over.