Hunting with a Mosin Nagant

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by GetBulletsandBrass, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. GetBulletsandBrass

    GetBulletsandBrass New Member

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    Since I hunt with my rifle (model 91/30) I figured I just throw the question out there.

    Does anyone else hunt with their Mosin Nagant?

    I currently hand load 168gr Barnes Triple Shock bullets for pigs, deer and bears.
     
  2. marc29th

    marc29th New Member

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    I haven't hunted with mine yet, but I'm thinking of bringing it out this fall. I have some Brown Bear 203gr SP I'm going to use.

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  3. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    If you haven't used that brown bear yet...

    It hits like the hammer of Thor, but it's even filthier than surplus ammo. At least it's not corrosive though...
     
  4. marc29th

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    I haven't tried these Brown Bear yet, I was thinking they might be handful being 203gr of copper and lead. Thanks for the heads-up, I'll make sure that rifle stock is well placed before I fire.
     
  5. trip286

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    I didn't notice a felt difference in recoil, but instead of punching neat little holes in the tree stump my target was stapled to like the surplus ammo, it was blowing fist sized chunks out of it.
     
  6. GetBulletsandBrass

    GetBulletsandBrass New Member

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    I am unfortunately restricted to using lead free ammunition in the part of California where I live.

    I have used the brown bear stuff before the lead free law took place and it does as my friend says "Kills em dead" when you hit game with it. The first time I used it for coyote at about 150 yards, it drilled him into the dirt.

    The lead free stuff is pretty damn good (kinda stupid expensive too). Lead free rounds requires proper shot placement, so its on the shooter to ensure he/she is doing their part to get the shot into the vitals.
     
  7. marc29th

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    I usually use a shotgun or my Marlin 336 for deer in New Hampshire as there are not many 100+ yard shots between the brush, trees and terrain here. But with my new Mosin-Nagant I thought I might change it up some.

    What are the lead free bullets made of?
     
  8. marc29th

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    That's the difference from the fmj and sp, no wonder they don't let militaries use them.
     
  9. GetBulletsandBrass

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    The lead free stuff is generally solid copper or brass. The copper being the most common. Hornady and a few other companies have alloys consisting of copper and tin.
     
  10. marc29th

    marc29th New Member

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    Ah ha bronze (copper+tin) I knew my collecting of ancient coins would come in handy someday :)

    Thanks for the info!
     
  11. 303tom

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    I have taken White-tail with mine more than once...............
     
  12. cottontop

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    I don't have a Mosin, but I am planning to hunt deer and hogs with my Yugo M48 Mauser in 8x57 w/ 200 grain Speer Hot Cores. I'm going to mount a scout scope on it. Mounts are available that attach to the rear sight base so no gunsmith alterations are needed. Should be similar to hunting with a Mosin. Hunting with an older military bolt action in some metric caliber brings in a new feeling to the hunt that one just can't get with the common sporters that most of us use nowadays. If you do have an older Mosin or Mauser, or Arasaka, Krag, Enfield, Carcano etc. take it hunting this season.
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  13. therewolf

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    I use my Russian M44, as an escort, when I'm glassing for wild boar.

    But if I hit paydirt, I go back for my .44 lever...

    Norma, and, IIRC, Winchester make some respectable

    7.62X 54R ammo with lead tips...
     
  14. kalboy26

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    I personally haven't hunted with one, but my brother shot an elk 2 years ago because his normal gun was in the shop. Seemed to do the job just fine.
     
  15. jjfuller1

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    hmm i was thinking id like to take my m44 out to hunt with. i need to practice more with it at 100 yards. also if possible ineed to really work on the trigger. its probly at like 15lbs.. at least it feels that way. worse than shooting my shotgun.. i just sold a 91/30 that had an AMAZING trigger.. i just didnt want to lug around the long barrelled thing. lol
     
  16. zaitsev44

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    At first I was gonna use my Mosin to dee hunt with, but after shooting my 1917 Eddystone I think I'll use it to hint with because it's DEAD accurate. My Mosin is a tad off, and my Enfield is good, but my eddystone is dead on.
     
  17. therewolf

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    I don't hunt deer, but wild boar get underfoot, literally.

    They also charge you point-blank. The M44 is good

    protection at close range.

    I DNK if an M44 would have the proper range to

    ethically hunt deer...