m44

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by joshoso, May 17, 2012.

  1. joshoso

    joshoso New Member

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    Would 7.62 x 39mm work in an M44?
     
  2. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    Try it, then let us know...
     

  3. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    No. First, it is a RIMLESS cartridge for a semi auto. Your rifle needs a rim to grab to extract the fired round. And to keep the round from going in to the chamber too far. Second, it is too short- that second number is length of case in mm. You need 7.62X54, not 39. The 54 cartridge is also fatter near the base- the 39 case would not be supported, and split.

    But if you want to try it...........and anything happens..........can I have your guns? :rolleyes:
     
  4. joshoso

    joshoso New Member

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    What will slit?
     
  5. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    The 39mm case will split, probably blow up. No sir, listen to the man he is a GENIUS! Otherwise enjoy your m44!
     
  6. joshoso

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  7. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    7.62x39
    7_62x39mm.jpg

    7.65x54r
    762x54r-ammo.jpg

    Here ya go.
     
  8. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    The round on the far left is 7.62x54r, made for your M44 bolt action carbine. The shorter round to it's right is a 7.62x39 round for the SKS or AK47.

    00001 ammo.jpg
     
  9. Werminator

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    I would never chamber a round not exactly called out by the weapons receiver... I would even be leary about throwing 5.56 in a .223 due to the slight shape and pressure difference... When I put that slab of steel against my cheek and pull that trigger I would like to be able to live long enough to assess my aim... My father had an old .303 blow up due to a bad round that never cleared the barrel being followed by a good round... A very valuable lesson for him and thankfully the harm was minimal... Several days turning into a couple weeks of hearing problems and the first couple days also included intense migraines and light sensitivity... Rather not shoot at all than shoot unsafely...
     
  10. joshoso

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    C3shoot you're smart when it comes to guns. But thank y'all I'm going to go change my ammo to the 7.62 x 54r. If i have any other questions I'm going to upload them on here
     
  11. jpattersonnh

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    Smarter then the average Bear! Hey BooBoo!
     
  12. Werminator

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    Josh... take a look at aimsurplus.com... I think that was where I found the surplus 54r ammo before... old Russian and Bulgarian will work great and are pretty cost effective... just keep the fun cleaned after each outting ...