CMP Mossberg M44US

Discussion in 'Range Report' started by Gatekeeper, May 10, 2009.

  1. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper New Member

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    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
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    heres another pic with the 35 whelen my cousin just got
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    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
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    Not too bad for a 65 year old piece of army surplus:D
     
  2. warrioroftheland

    warrioroftheland New Member

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    nice work! what is that rifle chambered in?
     

  3. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    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:
     
  4. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    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!
     
  5. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Nice shooting. You got a keeper. :cool:
     
  6. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper New Member

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

    Gatekeeper New Member

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    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!
     
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  8. c3shooter

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    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.