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Country_Mike
06-07-2008, 03:59 PM
Got an M44 for my birthday on Thursday. Made in 44 at the Tula arsenal. Picked up a box of PRVI Partisan ammo and two ten round paper wrapped packages of yellow tip mystery ammo. Figured I would try a few rounds of every type to see what works best. I have heard carbines like heavier bullets, any thoughts?

Mr.B
06-07-2008, 09:04 PM
Shotgun news just had an artical on Mosin Nagants.

I shoot any 7.62x54R I can get for cheap. Heres a good link about ammo and Mosin Nagants.

http://7.62x54r.net/MosinID/MosinAmmo.htm

The M44 front sight is kind of funny its "off set" to take in account for the bayonet. So..shoot with the bayonet out. If you want to put a scope on it dont destroy the rifle by drilling and tapping it. Use an insta mount!

http://www.scopemounts.com/

-B

RangerRick
06-07-2008, 10:25 PM
I shoot mine with the pig sticker retracted as I hopefully won't be leading any bayonet charges soon. Good deer gun. Buy a K or 2 rounds of ammo before it goes crazy. I bought mine for $52 per 440 round tin. I'd suspect the prices has gone up in the last 2 years.

Rick

wy0mn
06-07-2008, 10:59 PM
My J&G Sales flyer lists 440 rds of Bulgarian 148gr FMJ, steel case, at $74.80

My middle brother loves this round. What does it do better than a .308 or .30-06? Or is it just a nostalgia round with cheaper ammo?

Not mudslingin' today, just seriously curious.

Lex
www.jgsales.com

hunter63
06-07-2008, 11:47 PM
I have been shooting my m-38 carbine, (doesn't have the pig sticker) ammo 182 gr, and it shoots pretty good with open sights.
Had them on sale at Dunham's, store special $119 bucks.
Cool little rifle.
Enjoy
Posted this awhile back:
http://www.backwoodshome.com/forum/yabb/forum.pl?board=fir-longarms;action=display;num=1210637893

FenrisW
06-10-2008, 10:05 PM
Shotgun news just had an artical on Mosin Nagants.

I shoot any 7.62x54R I can get for cheap. Heres a good link about ammo and Mosin Nagants.

http://7.62x54r.net/MosinID/MosinAmmo.htm

The M44 front sight is kind of funny its "off set" to take in account for the bayonet. So..shoot with the bayonet out. If you want to put a scope on it dont destroy the rifle by drilling and tapping it. Use an insta mount!

http://www.scopemounts.com/

-B



Using open sights with bayonet folded, mine is 11" left @100 yards with most surplus ammo.

POI moves to POA with bayonet extended.

Crazy Czarists, go figure.

Tuckahoe
06-12-2008, 02:28 AM
What does it do better than an 06 or .308?
It lets you shoot and train without going broke. Win Win situation. Enjoy.

hunter63
06-13-2008, 12:24 AM
Where else can you get a high powered rifle for under $150 bucks, and is cheap to shoot.

Sorta like a "Bic" rifle, carry it around, leave it at the cabin and aren't out much if it gets ripped off.
Fun to learn about and shoot.

P.S. Wife just brought home an M-44 for my fathers day gift, so the M-38 has some company. (I knew I married her for a good reason)

SingleStack45
06-13-2008, 01:46 AM
I bought a CETME in .308 last fall...and I just traded it off because I bought a M44 recently...and decided that I prefer a bolt gun in that caliber range...and frankly speaking...as long as I can stock up on 7.62x54R surplus ammo to practice with for under $3 a box...I honestly see no reason to get a "new" .308.

I do think I may add a 91/30 hex and an M38 to my stable as well...just for variety...

hunter63
06-13-2008, 02:09 PM
[quote author=SingleStack45

I do think I may add a 91/30 hex and an M38 to my stable as well...just for variety...[/quote]

They do get addicting, don't they.

Went to Gander Mountain to do the paper work on the M44 and was talking to the gun guy, asking about what was being shipped in, next.
He was telling me that they just had a shipment of M-39's, same money as the M-44's.
One guy came in, found out what they were and bought ALL of them.
M-39 Swedish version w/sako parts.