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Posted 06 July 2008 - 05:15 PM
Posted 06 July 2008 - 06:12 PM
I have the same one, it's very nice, and just so you know the recoil is no were near as bad as people say it will NOT give you shooters shoulder no matter what.
Posted 06 July 2008 - 10:16 PM
The other thing I need to warn you about is that commercial loads are usually a lot hotter than military loads. Again, perfectly safe to shoot, but unless you're a glutton for punishment go for the lighter ammo. Most military ammo you will find is 147 or 148 grain. Most commercial ammo you will find is 180 grain, although I believe I've seen some 168 grain floating around. These commercial loads make for a very nasty round, and they have a huge amount of recoil (with any load, these guns are suitable for bull moose). Only one company produces a modern commercial round that is similar to the military load. Wolf produces a 150-grain non-corrosive boattail FMJ round. This is the most accurate round available for these guns, although due to the cost ($17 for a box of 20) you will want to shoot it sparingly. Don't buy 200 grain stuff. This is intended for Russian heavy machine guns, and is NOT safe to use in the Nagant.
As for how I know all this, I own a Romanian Dragunov which fires the same ammunition, and have a friend who owns and shoots an M91/30 Mosin Nagant. Be sure to brace it well against your shoulder, and make sure it's NOT against your collar bone. These are very nice guns, and you'll have fun with it whether you use it for target shooting or hunting.
One last note: you CAN safely use the 7.62x53mm ammo intended for Finnish Nagants. The Russian guns can use the Finnish ammo, but the Finnish guns cannot use the Russian ammo. This has been confirmed by firearms experts.
This post has been edited by WardenWolf: 06 July 2008 - 10:32 PM
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