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Re: MN 91/30 (soon to be Blonde Russian)

Postby Bob the nailer » Sun Nov 01, 2015 2:39 pm

I didn't try the "Gold" box 150 grain loads since factory ammo grouped so well. Maybe some day I'll try some reloads but till then I have several hundreds of rounds to run thru this Blonde Russian.
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Re: MN 91/30 (soon to be Blonde Russian)

Postby jaysny87 » Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:24 am

Looks like it turned out to be a great shooter! I'm sure once you get down to hand loading you will be straight impressed with what your Mosin can do. Congrats on the build. :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: MN 91/30 (soon to be Blonde Russian)

Postby tommyt654 » Tue Nov 03, 2015 10:51 am

Look's great Bob and a shooter as well.when the weather breaks here a bit and my rimfire season ends(next week) I hope to be able to put my blondiie up at the range to see what she'll do. I too got a new stock and need to consider a brake as the last time I shot her a while back I was shooting some custom loads and she kicked like a mule. Anyone recommend a relatively inexpensive brake to be screwed onto a UK59 barrel?
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Re: MN 91/30 (soon to be Blonde Russian)

Postby rjmt » Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:52 am

nice grouping Bob, congrads on your buildout

once the Laminate stock arrives, I'll pillar bed it for my Mosin target rifle. I can only hope for 1/2" groups with the new stock.

have you tried PPU 182 gn Match?

for factory ammo, this is the most accurate I've found

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Re: MN 91/30 (soon to be Blonde Russian)

Postby Bob the nailer » Sun Nov 08, 2015 8:52 am

I've been thinking of trying some heaver factory ammo, 174 & 180. What will most likely happen is I will load up some Hornady 174 (.312) bullets with some Varget or 3031 and work up a load.

I haven't shot old military barrels much and am starting to remember that they like to be kept dirty and somewhat fouled to get good groups. I made the mistake of cleaning every bit of copper and carbon from this barrel and can see the groups getting better as fouling increases.

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Group on the left is after the barrel was fouled and settled in.


I did some looking around on the forum and found several members mention of only cleaning the bore when accuracy falls off. I think I'll try that while I shoot the Wolf 148"s. Took my son to the range to shoot the Blonde Russian and he really enjoyed the soft recoil and said that's a really cool cartridge :thumbup:
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Re: MN 91/30 (soon to be Blonde Russian)

Postby rjmt » Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:27 am

bob, I haven't fired my Mosins enough to have to scrub the bore, but back in the Day when I was shooting Military Match with my Garand, I scrubbed the bore every 6 months, but fired 10 rounds down her to foul the bore before shooting another competition. Back in those Days, I'd put 100 rds down that .308 Garand every weekend, then clean with a nylon brush, not steel. You put 100 rnds down a Mosin in one day, and your going to feel it!!

looks like you have a Keeper with your build-out Mosin.

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