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ernieg 05-17-2008 01:52 AM

mosin nagant
just picked myself up a mosin nagant for 85 dollars from big5 im pretty stoked and i want to take it out but i cant find 7.62.54r ammo around where i live, big5 sells winchester ammo 20$ for a box of 20 which seems kinda steep in my opinion so can anyone suggest any places i might be able to find ammo for cheaper?? thanks in advance to anyone who can help out :)

ScottG 05-17-2008 05:28 PM

WalMart carries it. Forget Big 5 for ammo, they're always overpriced.

yodar 05-17-2008 10:50 PM

other sources of surplus ammo

Originally Posted by ScottG (Post 24390)
WalMart carries it. Forget Big 5 for ammo, they're always overpriced.

I recommend Privi Partisan if you plan to reload. a really fine cartridge from Privi

fapprez 05-18-2008 01:13 AM

I don't know where you are located, but I buy mine here in FL from Knights Shooting Sports for about $8 for 20 rounds.

c3shooter 05-18-2008 01:52 AM

Southern Ohio Gun seems to be out of a lot of ammo right now, check Midway, Aim Point, and and last year I bought a lifetime supply of Bulgarian milsurp for $100. You may see it listed as 7.62 Russian- same as 7.62x54R.

EddiePrice 05-18-2008 08:49 PM

Hey, I'm just getting started, and I was thinking about purchasing a Mosin-Nagant. You can't argue with the price, but I've heard that the quality varies widely on these things. Is there some sort of guide that lets me know what to look out for when purchasing a rifle like this?

I read a article saying that these are pretty good weapons. Am I on the right track with this weapon as a newbie, or should I look into something else. I'd like something inexpensive that's at least reasonable quality.

Thanks for the help.

c3shooter 05-18-2008 11:14 PM

Eddie, just my opinion- they are crude, ugly, heavy, ungainly, awkward- and will still work after you run over the thing with a tank, bury it under a collapsing building, and slather it with mud, blood, or beer! No, the finish and operation is not that of a good 03 Springfield or Mauser 98- but better than you would expect for the price. I have a 91/30, an M38, and an M-44. Key is going to be matching numbers, and condition of bore (especially the last inch at the muzzle) The Commies had batches of these in storage- they have been run back thru the arsenals for refurb, and dumped on the market to pump cash into their economy. I paid well under $100 for each- new wood, reblued, decent bores, and all the accessories. For $68, don't expect a MOA shooter. But like dating fat girls, they can be fun. :D has some good info on these, and there are M-N forums around.

EddiePrice 05-20-2008 02:34 AM

Thanks for the info c3shooter. I might just have to get one. I've seen some videos of these things in action, and they do look like fun. I'm going to go do some research. Thanks again.

shoez 05-20-2008 03:28 AM

I've got a 91/30 and an M44 as well, paid $90 for the 91/30, $48 for the M44 back in 2001. Just bought some surplus ammo in a sealed 300 round can for $54 at the last gun show. Not target rifles, but I would not want to get within 1000 yards of it either!! I just feel that having a few full power battle rifles that are fool proof and brutally tough and a good supply of ammo around to be comforting, you know a SHTF kind of thing.

ernieg 05-20-2008 04:57 PM

thanks for the replies about the ammo guys ill look into it a little more and also what do you guys think about the synthetic ATI stock it looks pretty cool and it would probably cut some of the weight off the gun? am i stupid for even considering it?

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