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Gatekeeper 05-11-2009 02:59 AM

CMP Mossberg M44US
 
Been doing a lot of shooting with the CMP 44US I got last fall. Very accurate with the peep sites, but I've been wanting to see what it could do scoped. I had it drilled/tapped and mounted a Leupold 24BR scope I had laying around in Leupold rings/bases
http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...508091136a.jpg
heres another pic with the 35 whelen my cousin just got
http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...0508091237.jpg
I had my smith check the chamber and crown while he had it and he said they were like new. I gave the bore a good cleaning and headed to the bench. Fired a few shots to zero and foul the bore then shot this 10 shot group at 25yd in gusting winds with Wolf MT. Little blurry from cell phone but thats a dime
http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...509091920a.jpg
Not too bad for a 65 year old piece of army surplus:D

warrioroftheland 05-11-2009 08:16 AM

nice work! what is that rifle chambered in?

c3shooter 05-11-2009 08:33 AM

Gatekeeper- aren't those GREAT little 22s? Spent the afternoon yesterday at the range with mine. Made in 1943- got the scope mount from Vic Havlin (havlinsales.com for ANYTHING Mossberg)

My 44US shoots better than I can- likes Lapua Master and Nobel R-50 ammo. Not as good as the match ammo (I cannot FIND Wolf 22 match here in VA) but a surprisingly accurate round- you might try Dick's Sporting Goods- they carry Federal Champion Target STANDARD VELOCITY. Will do 3/8th goups at 50 meters, and is about $22 a brick (the R-50 is about $22 a BOX)

A note of caution- Mossberg 22s are addictive. Ask me how I know that! :rolleyes:

canebrake 05-11-2009 02:48 PM

Great gun, equally great shooting.

It's encouraging (for me) that something 65, years old, if well kept, is functional to a 10 shot dime grouping!

Ooops, I guess I overlooked the"Well Kept" thingie.

Great post Gatekeeper!

CA357 05-11-2009 02:56 PM

Nice shooting. You got a keeper. :cool:

Gatekeeper 05-12-2009 01:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by warrioroftheland (Post 104920)
nice work! what is that rifle chambered in?

22 long rifle. Made for US Army training rifles by mossberg. Mine was made in 1943

Gatekeeper 05-12-2009 01:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by c3shooter (Post 104921)
Gatekeeper- aren't those GREAT little 22s? Spent the afternoon yesterday at the range with mine. Made in 1943- got the scope mount from Vic Havlin (havlinsales.com for ANYTHING Mossberg)

My 44US shoots better than I can- likes Lapua Master and Nobel R-50 ammo. Not as good as the match ammo (I cannot FIND Wolf 22 match here in VA) but a surprisingly accurate round- you might try Dick's Sporting Goods- they carry Federal Champion Target STANDARD VELOCITY. Will do 3/8th goups at 50 meters, and is about $22 a brick (the R-50 is about $22 a BOX)

A note of caution- Mossberg 22s are addictive. Ask me how I know that! :rolleyes:

Mines also a '43. So is my cousins. Havlins is the first and only stop for Mossy parts. Bought magazines, slings safe/fire indicators, extractors. Excellent service.
I stocked up on Wolf MT some time back, but you can usually find at

Champion Shooters Supply Web Site

The Armory: 22 Ammunition Ammo, Remington, Winchester, Corbon, S&B, PMC, Aguila, Wolf,

Thanks for the tip on the federal champion target ( same as gold medal target?) 3/8 at 50 meters is outstanding accuracy for that price. Have to try it out.
FYI my m44US loves CCI subsonic HPs for hunting. Great small game round. Very quiet, hits very hard & super accurate. Huge hollow point that actually has great expansion @subsonic/standard velocity Shoot a squirrel and it sounds like you hit a walnut with a wiffle ball bat. Pretty neat!

c3shooter 05-12-2009 11:34 AM

Thanx- will check that out. My 44US was #912 made in 1943.

The Federal Champion Target ammo is in a teal colored box, is very much like the Gold Medal Target.

Recently did a "Mossberg Day" at the range-
44US, 151M, 51M, 152, 152K, 142, and a 144. The 20 something shooters at the range got a big kick out of them, everyone wanted to try one.


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