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? Your opinion - Best ammo to use with a Mosin 91/30 7.62 x 54r
« on: September 23, 2010, 06:36:37 PM »
Hey Guys,

I recently bought my first MN 91/30 - Tula 1939.

I am looking around at mil surplus ammo (corrosive) and trying to decide which would be good to buy.  SMG has Albanian steel core and Russian steel core.  I saw Aim had Polish surplus.   

Which ammo would you buy?

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Re: ? Your opinion - Best ammo to use with a Mosin 91/30 7.62 x 54r
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2010, 06:46:36 PM »
 In my experience with them, they are all pretty good I did not really notice that much difference between any of the light ball surplus offering's.....One thing to consider with the AIM stuff is that it's coming on the stripper clips, which is nice, because you have the clips to reuse. 8)

 
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Re: ? Your opinion - Best ammo to use with a Mosin 91/30 7.62 x 54r
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2010, 07:13:40 PM »
The Polish is suppose to be pretty consistent accuracy wise get some of both,you can't really ever have enough.

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Re: ? Your opinion - Best ammo to use with a Mosin 91/30 7.62 x 54r
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2010, 07:24:23 PM »
I have a 1939 Tula and it loves the Barnaul 203grn with the steel cases ans soft points. It will print 2" groups at 100yrds all day long. The Heavier the bullet, the better accuracy You will have with a Mosin....At least in my experience. The lighter stuff seems to print high...
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Re: ? Your opinion - Best ammo to use with a Mosin 91/30 7.62 x 54r
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2010, 07:39:27 PM »
I have a 1939 Tula and it loves the Barnaul 203grn with the steel cases ans soft points. It will print 2" groups at 100yrds all day long. The Heavier the bullet, the better accuracy You will have with a Mosin....At least in my experience. The lighter stuff seems to print high...
I get the complete opposite in my M44.
 Its best to buy small amounts of a few different ammos to see which your rifle shoots the best then buy that in bulk.
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Re: ? Your opinion - Best ammo to use with a Mosin 91/30 7.62 x 54r
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2010, 09:30:28 PM »
I have a 1939 Tula and it loves the Barnaul 203grn with the steel cases ans soft points. It will print 2" groups at 100yrds all day long. The Heavier the bullet, the better accuracy You will have with a Mosin....At least in my experience. The lighter stuff seems to print high...
I get the complete opposite in my M44.
 Its best to buy small amounts of a few different ammos to see which your rifle shoots the best then buy that in bulk.
 

could be that running the heavier bullet through the shorter barrels is short changing you on velocity and causing it to drop more.  Im just assuming though.

I dont know exactly what kind I got recently.  I just picked up a 91/30 a few weeks ago and one box of ammo to test it with.  I think it was light ball, but I dont really know.  It did decent enough.  Might try to scout out some heavier grain stuff and REALLY test it for accuracy rather than just function, next itme.
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Re: ? Your opinion - Best ammo to use with a Mosin 91/30 7.62 x 54r
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2010, 09:40:21 PM »
Get devestating results on Deer and Elk out to 300 Yrds with the 203grn stuff. Velocity has never been an issue with me. I go for ballistic Co efficient more than velocity. A train moving at 60mph will kill You just as dead as a Porche doing 125. Its all in the stored energy of the bullet. That is why .45-70 is such a killer..Kinetic energy...
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Re: ? Your opinion - Best ammo to use with a Mosin 91/30 7.62 x 54r
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2010, 09:56:20 PM »
I meant that HB shoots high from The M44. I have three different surplus Lb. They all are pretty good at 100 yards.
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Re: ? Your opinion - Best ammo to use with a Mosin 91/30 7.62 x 54r
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2010, 09:59:07 PM »
I meant that HB shoots high from The M44. I have three different surplus Lb. They all are pretty good at 100 yards.

Oh...hmm..  I dunno then.  Im not ballistic expert or nothing, I was just figuring less velocity with a heavier bullet = faster drop.  I dont know why it would be shooting high, but I'm sure some one on here does ;)
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Re: ? Your opinion - Best ammo to use with a Mosin 91/30 7.62 x 54r
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2010, 01:26:39 PM »
Thanks guys.  I will try the Polish and some heavy ball.

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Re: ? Your opinion - Best ammo to use with a Mosin 91/30 7.62 x 54r
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2010, 11:44:46 AM »
The carbine is shooting high because of the increased recoil of the heavy bullet. The lighter gun has more muzzle rise.

Actually, neither load is shooting high or low, they just have a different POI compared to the same POA. Adjust your sights for the heavy load in a carbine and the light stuff will have a lower POI.

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Re: ? Your opinion - Best ammo to use with a Mosin 91/30 7.62 x 54r
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2010, 01:48:20 PM »
The carbine is shooting high because of the increased recoil of the heavy bullet. The lighter gun has more muzzle rise.

Actually, neither load is shooting high or low, they just have a different POI compared to the same POA. Adjust your sights for the heavy load in a carbine and the light stuff will have a lower POI.

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see, what did I say, some one would know the answer! And its a damn fine answer!  :lol:
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Re: ? Your opinion - Best ammo to use with a Mosin 91/30 7.62 x 54r
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2010, 12:58:21 PM »
The carbine is shooting high because of the increased recoil of the heavy bullet. The lighter gun has more muzzle rise.

Actually, neither load is shooting high or low, they just have a different POI compared to the same POA. Adjust your sights for the heavy load in a carbine and the light stuff will have a lower POI.

Ron

wow, I found just the opposite with my M44 Russain.
I had it sighted in for the 147 gr Albanian lb.
When I shot the 203 gr. Barnaul SP,
I was hitting 10" lower @100 yds.

I figured I'd better test with the ammo I would be hunting with.
Glad I did.




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Re: ? Your opinion - Best ammo to use with a Mosin 91/30 7.62 x 54r
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2010, 01:07:31 PM »
The best ammo? I buy whatever is the cheapest at the time. Be it the HB or LB, I don't mind. They shoot great in my 91/30 and M44.
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Re: ? Your opinion - Best ammo to use with a Mosin 91/30 7.62 x 54r
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2010, 07:37:41 PM »
If I remember, that Polish ammo AIM is selling come on stripper clips!!!!
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