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Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Joe Link, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    My first milsurp, a Mosin Nagant M44. Went all over town looking for one in decent condition. I finally found this one at Big 5, ten minutes before they closed. I can't wait to take this out :)
     
  2. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    Very nice, I almost bought one after a google video search . Mosin right?

    Go watch Enemy at the Gate and get hyped before you go shoot it!
     
  3. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Yep, M44. I'll do that!
     
  4. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    Heads up in case you can't find ammo last minute before you want to go shooting I asked at Aloha Surplus and they have it in stock!
     
  5. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Happen to catch the price?
     
  6. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    Well they are expensive.. at a guess .30 cents a round..

    I only keep them in mind for last minute ammo purchases! But hell at the last minute some ammo is better than no ammo!

    Internet is always better but Aloha has it almost always.. plus I was in there looking just this afternoon..

    Didn't buy anything though....
     
  7. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I'm gonna give them a call. I'm not quite ready to buy a 440 round can.
     
  8. transformerguru

    transformerguru Lebanon, Beaver State USA Member

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    you can find surp ammo for far less than .30cent/rd. The most I've spent is $5/20rd. pack. Call 'em and find out.
     
  9. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Boo, just called Aloha Surplus and it's 100 rounds for $39.99.

    Transformerguru, is that a local place or mail order?
     
  10. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    Sory to hear that.. but thats what I expect from them.

    120 7.62x39 runs $33
     
  11. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Ah well, like you said, it's better than nothing for last minute ammo!
     
  12. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    So Jenny and I were at Gun Broker today and I noticed wrapped in brown paper and tied off with twine what appeared to be some surplus ammo. I asked the girl what caliber it was and, low and behold, it was 7.62x54! $5.99 for 20 rounds, or $.30/round. If I were to purchase a tin of 440 it would be around $.25/round once you factor in shipping costs, so I'd say that's pretty good for a local purchase. Picked up 140 rounds for $42.
     
  13. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    Nice, I have never been there.. I bet that ammo won't be sitting around long!
     
  14. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Nope! You should definitely check it out, there's a Gun Broker in Tigard.
     
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    Ballistic Salem, Oregon Active Member

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    Habu USA New Member

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    Nice Joey! Those are great rifles. True classics.

    The rifle used by such greats as Vasily Zaitsev and Simo Hayha.

    And of course the great Simo Hayha did his shooting with irons only!
     
  17. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Nice addition, I used to see it for 2.99 per 20 only a year ago when I bought my M44.
     
  18. Scrammer

    Scrammer SW Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I picked up at the last Portland show 440/$85 19.31 cents a round.
    Will get more tomorrow if available, for a friend.
    That was 7.62x54r
     
  19. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    ^ That's a great deal.
     
  20. Zeke Menuar

    Zeke Menuar Oregon Monsoon Central Member

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    Graf and Son's has brass. If you slug the bore, the Mosin "should" have a .311 bore same as 303 British. RL-15 is a good powder.

    Mosin's can be made to shoot. There's an aftermarket trigger for them and plenty of web info on accurizing.

    I have one of the ex-snipers, a 1943 Tula. I bought it when Aztec International was still open. I swapped out the trigger spring from another Mosin and it shoots very well with funky Wolf ammo.

    ZM