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SGT-MILLER 04-23-2010 02:44 AM

Long Range Mosin Nagant Tally
 
This is for the current/past Mosin owners.

What is the longest range you have shot, and what is the best grouping?

I'm asking because I am going to see how well I can get my 1928 Hex M91/30 to group, and I'd like to see what the averages are in order to maintain/modify my current goal.

So far, I've gotten an M44 to group at 3.8 inches at 200 yards with 160 grain Yugo FMJ and using my ALICE pack as a improvised forward rest.

Right now I'm shooting for 2 inch groups with my M91/30 at 200 yards. If I can do that consistently, I can call my Mosin Nagant an MOA rifle at 200.

There's a guy on youtube (Mag30th) that has shot his M91/30 scoped at 1000 yards, and his M44 scoped at 420 yards so I know it's at least possible.

LittleBear 04-23-2010 06:46 AM

Normally My 91/30 at 200 yards will do around 2 inchs. It depends on how well my shooting is really...But the gun itself does wonderfully. I truely think that people underestimate these rifles.

opaww 04-23-2010 09:39 AM

I think Mt 91/30 was 4 inch groups at 200 yards

NitroxAZ 04-23-2010 04:57 PM

Depending on my day (not the rifle) I am in the 4" - 5" range at 200 yards using Bulgarian Light Ball 148 grain FMJ with no scope. I have been wanting to put a scope on it but budget doesn't allow for the bent bolt and scope mount right now.

Let us know how it turns out.

jpattersonnh 04-24-2010 02:03 AM

I have never heard of 160gr Yugo ammo. Light ball is from 147..152gr and heavy ball is 179..182gr for surplus ammo. The Current brass case Yugo ammo is 182gr. The 91/30 is designed to hit a man sized target to 400 yards, That is a pattern, not a group. 3 to 6" at 100 and 6 to 8" at 200 yards is the norm. My PU will shoot 4" groups at 300 yards, 6" at 400. It is not a bench rifle, it was never intended to be one. I can only speculate as far as group size on any of my 91/30's or PU. I shoot objects such as a clay, of plates. I like a reactive target. My shooting for score days are over. Paper is great for sighting in, but after that I shoot objects. Have a friend set up objects from zero to 400 yards, shoot offhand and see how many you hit. Knowing your range and using a rest takes the fun out of it. learn to estimate and use your sling and body only for support, Now you are becoming a rifleman.

General-Logic 05-01-2010 11:17 PM

I was shooting clays off a hillside at over 100 yards with mine unsupported.

opaww 05-02-2010 12:21 AM

I use mine to pole vault over rivers

m72law 05-02-2010 01:11 AM

my knock-off PU mosin (bedded action,floated barrel,polished sear,trigger(alot) trigger pull is a heavy 1lb :) 5shot groups are around 1'' groups @150yrds...using my best handrolled ammo...im looking at 3'' groups @150yrds using Bulgarian light ball surplus.of course this is bench rest shooting....i should have mounted the PU setup on my tula ex-sniper and might could see better results?...has anyone heard of the myth about shooting the m44 with the bayonet extended out,helps the gun shoot better?...i have a m44 and m38 but i have not tried it....is it silly or has something to do with harmonics around the barrel:confused:

surgicaltech 05-02-2010 03:38 AM

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Originally Posted by m72law (Post 279149)
has anyone heard of the myth about shooting the m44 with the bayonet extended out,helps the gun shoot better?...i have a m44 and m38 but i have not tried it....is it silly or has something to do with harmonics around the barrel:confused:


You're right, it's supposed to cut down on the harmonics and oscillation by making it more consistant IIRC.

m72law 05-02-2010 04:02 AM

cool:cool:


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