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Old 04-18-2012, 05:28 AM   #11
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yep, jacketed. I may try those .32 XTPs. Would the .312 improve accuracy?

Here's another question. About were is a Nagant revolver on power? Is it somewhere around a .38 special, or is it less/more?

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The .32 XTP will shoot OK in the Nagant. The Nagant is not a fine sporting handgun. It is a mass produced military arm of the past. The trigger pull can be very heavy and the sights are crude. The 7.62 Nagant power wise is not in the class of the .38 Spec. It is very close to the little .32 S&W Long. This is a very low powered handgun round. I enjoy loading and shooting old handguns of the past. The Nagant is not a magnum, but they are fun to plink with. I have a Swede Nagant in 7.5 Caliber another low powered round. It is fun to shoot for an old time handgun.

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That will work for what I want it for. I'll have to find a Tula made one to go with my Mosin.

lol, it seems odd that the Russians would have an extremely powerful battle rifle, but then have an underpowered revolver. I guess it worked for them though.

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Did a little research on the components, and here is what I found out.

I found a few choices for bullets, and luckily there are plenty of 32 caliber jacketed rounds out there so I won't have to worry about the cylinder locking up on me.

Magtech 32 ACP (71 gr) is $11.99 per 100
Hornady XTP 32 S&W (85 gr) is $16.29 per 100
Starline 32-20 brass is $22.59 per 100
CCI #500 is about $30 per 1000
Red Dot powder is $16.99 per pound

I couldn't find much reloading data for the Nagant, but I read that a few people use 3.5 gr of Red Dot. Does that sound right?

I also ran this through a hand loading cost calculator, and depending on how many time I can reload the same brass, it will cost about $0.20-$0.40 per round to reload.

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Well, I decided I will definetly be getting the Nagant.

Here's a legal question for ya'll. I cannot legaly buy it from a shop, but I read somewhere that it is perfectly legal for a parent to buy it and give it to you as a gift. Is that correct?

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Well, I decided I will definetly be getting the Nagant.

Here's a legal question for ya'll. I cannot legaly buy it from a shop, but I read somewhere that it is perfectly legal for a parent to buy it and give it to you as a gift. Is that correct?
Yep I'm 17 and all I have to do is have a parent with me and it has to be put in there name same with a rifle

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Sweet. My LGS just faxed his FFL to J&G, so all I have to do is order it.

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Sweet. My LGS just faxed his FFL to J&G, so all I have to do is order it.
Awesome man!!!

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Just ordered it. $132 shipped and comes with the tool, and holster (it is also a Tula)

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If you are over 21 years old and not allowed to purchase OTC be aware. Having someone to purchase a handgun for you is a Federal Felony. This is known as a "Straw Purchase".

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