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Mosin Nagant Help

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by RVTECH, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    My daughter's boyfriend is getting interested in guns and I am going to start helping him out, taking him shooting etc., and he bought a M-N on his own. No doubt he will be looking to me for his initial help with it IE shooting it, maintenance & other issues but the problem is I don't know Jack about them! I have a good background with a wide variety of guns (even ones I have never owned) except them. If someone could direct me to a good online resource where I can educate myself about them I would appreciate it. Seems to be a lot of M-N owners with good reports about them.
    Thanks.
     
  2. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    7.62x54r.net, mosinnagant.net, Gunboards.com

    Keith
     
  3. saxon

    saxon springfield Active Member

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    Mosin Nagant Models to start and then click
    7.62x54r.net great place to learn just about all of the mosins then as Keith said mosinnagant.net, Gunboards.com
     
  4. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Mine prefer steel core silvertip ammo.. 2 MOA with scout scope
     
  5. dracozny

    dracozny Oregon Member

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    best advice I can give you is clean the piss out of it. pretty much all of the x54r is corrosive.
     
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  6. accessbob

    accessbob Molalla, OR 2A Supporter

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    And that would be overkill. Yes, it needs to be cleaned after shooting. No, it doesn't need to be done right away but don't leave it for days. Yes, it needs to be rinsed with water to remove the corrosive salts that are left due to their creation by the gases the primers emit during ignition. Hot water is best as it dissolves the salts better/faster. Then clean as any normal rifle.
     
  7. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    Pretty much all SURPLUS is corrosive. I've been shooting Winchester out of mine, brand new ammunition, non-corrosive and boxer primed. I've ran some S&B non-corrosive through it as well. Strange to say, but while in my possession I've never shot any corrosive ammo through it.
     
  8. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Hot water with hand dish detergent. I do this at the range from a thermos, and then spray penetrant oil down the bore until I can get home to truly clean it
     
  9. dracozny

    dracozny Oregon Member

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    I don't think my remark was overkill in the slightest. I used to think I cleaned my CZ-52 effectively after using corrosive ammo. recently noticed a considerable amount of pitting, to the point of purchasing a replacement barrel for it.
     
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  10. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Get a Mojo peep sight for it to shrink groups. They work great and eliminate the need for a front sight pusher.
     
  11. accessbob

    accessbob Molalla, OR 2A Supporter

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    Chemistry. Because this says it best I'll quote this post from another forum:

    Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum - View Single Post - Corrosive ammo. What's with the water?
     
  12. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    worked around acids for a few years, won't baking soda and hot water do more to neutralize acid residue?
     
  13. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    Who said anything about acid? Potassium chloride is the salt you're trying to get rid of. It's neutral on the PH scale, so water is all you need.
     
  14. micdude

    micdude EDMONDS Member

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    Hot Water Works for me :thumbup:

    Works on all of mine and I just shoot surplus ammo...

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  15. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    I run a bore brush thru with each flush from the thermos.. I do this will all corrosive ammo, no matter what the weapon is. Never had rust in 24 years
     
  16. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    I pee on mine and do the anti corrosion dance:bananadance:
     
  17. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Just don't whiz on the electric fence