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Old 05-11-2011, 03:56 PM   #11
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I got an M-44 from my son a few years ago, and I've only had a chance to shoot it a couple of times. The 7.62 x 54R is an awesome round. It is the only rifle to ever bruise my shoulder. I now shoot it using a slip on recoil pad.

Most of the ammo is imported so watch out for corrosive primers. Winchester makes some jacketed soft point ammo for it, but can be difficult to find. Have fun, and shoot safely.

An interesting web site;
The Model 1944 Carbine

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Old 05-12-2011, 06:05 AM   #12
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No need to be afraid of corrosive ammo. As soon as possible after shooting it , Pour a couple Qts of hot water through the barrel and clean as ant other rifle. I just unscrew the nozzle of the rince hose in my kitchen sink and thoroughly flush the bore when my wife isn't looking. This works very well and sometimes when I run a patch through afterward, it comes out clean. If you want to spend $25 or $30 on domestic ammo as opposed to $4 on milsurp then dont worry about it.
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Old 05-12-2011, 03:40 PM   #13
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AAARRRGH! This is like yawning! Stop!

Now I want a Mosin!
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