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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by jmh119, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. jmh119

    jmh119 Hillsboro, Oregon Member

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    I recently got my first Mosin. Love the way it looks. Where do you folks buy your ammo for them? Is there somewhere local to Hillsboro/Beaverton area that carries it? Approx. cost?
    Thanks,
    James
     
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    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to Mosinitis. Your first will not be your last.

    I purchase mostly Combloc surplus 7.62x54 from AIM Surplus, an online distributor. I've found that even with the shipping, the per round cost is cheaper than anything found in a brick and mortar gun or pawn shop.

    Keith
     
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    jmh119 Hillsboro, Oregon Member

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    Thanks Keith!
     
  4. magnum

    magnum Springfield American....'nuff said

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    jmh119 Hillsboro, Oregon Member

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    Thanks Magnum!
     
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    HITMAN Vancouver Member

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    if you just want a box to plink with then you can also stop in at Big5 they usually have softpoints for sale.
     
  7. jmh119

    jmh119 Hillsboro, Oregon Member

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    Thanks Hitman. Big5 is not far. I will make some bulk purchases in the future if I like the way it handles. From reading what others have had to say, I am sure i will like it. :)
     
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    Izzy Oakridge Active Member

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    jmh119 Hillsboro, Oregon Member

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    :thumbup: I am sure you are right!
    Thanks for all the responses folks.
    FYI, I have my eye on another Mosin already!
    James
     
  10. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    check out surplus ammo dot com. They are in tacoma. And if it is on the website it is in stock.
     
  11. roguebowhunter

    roguebowhunter medford Member

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    if ya buy that reloadable stuff.. i'm lookin for some lol .. seriously tuna cans are the way to go... just make sure to clean it well after usin it .. it is corrosive. Don
     
  12. jmh119

    jmh119 Hillsboro, Oregon Member

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    Good tips and links from everyone! Thanks. I do plan on reloading them in the future, so will be looking for info about it.
     
  13. LogicBomb

    LogicBomb Grants Pass Active Member

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    Now that you bought your 1st Mosin all I can say is "Welcome to the dark side"
    no one can stop with just one...now you will need a M44 shorty, NO ONE CAN STOP WITH JUST ONE!! HA HA HA HA BWA HAHA
     
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    LogicBomb Grants Pass Active Member

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    oops double post
     
  15. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Referencing the comments on cleaning your after shooting corrosive ammunition, folks generally initially run hot soapy water or a neutralizer like an ammonia-based cleaner throught the bore before cleaning with a regular cleaner or oiling. The salts used aren't exactly 'corrosive' by themselves (like an acid), rather like any salt they quickly absorb water and the resultant ionic solutions produced attack the metal. I use a patch wetted with Windex run through the bore once or twice, then clean regularly. I also hit other exposed areas like the bolt face, receiver chamber and other parts in close proximity to the combustion gases. It sounds like a PITA, but not really. I even run corrosive through my autoloaders like my SVT and PSL...its not hard to clean these more complicated rifles, and a locking bolt rifle (like a Mosin) is a piece of cake in comparison.

    Keith
     
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    jmh119 Hillsboro, Oregon Member

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    Logicbomb, i have to agree with you. I am already looking at another.
    Trainsktg, thanks for the cleaning info! I will definitely use your method.
    Additionally, thanks again to everyone for your replies. i appreciate it!
    James
     
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    Phonelesscord Portland, Oregon Member

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    Surplus Ammo also tours the local gunshows. I bought all my x54r from them.
     
  18. LogicBomb

    LogicBomb Grants Pass Active Member

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    Dinosaurs are extinct Mosin Nagant is the reason why
     
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    Ballistic Salem, Oregon Active Member

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    jmh119 Hillsboro, Oregon Member

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    Cool! Thanks Ballistic. I am sure others will find it useful too.