mosin nagant bullets

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by BWilder, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. BWilder

    BWilder New Member

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    does anyone know where i can find the bullets for the mosin? im not talking about loaded rounds. i heard they are .311 in diameter and cant find them anywhere, i want to reload for my mosin sniper
     
  2. ctshooter

    ctshooter New Member

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    7.62 is .3 inches. If I'm not mistaken. But hell I've been wrong before.... Just ask my wife
     

  3. BWilder

    BWilder New Member

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    haha i thought they were alittle bigger or smaller then normal 30 cal bullets, but i could be wrong :D
     
  4. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    I'm fairly certain the are .311, I've heard they are harder to come by.
     
  5. BWilder

    BWilder New Member

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    thats what i thought... ill have to be carefull with my shots then :p
     
  6. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    IIRC, the Russian Mosins are .311. The Finnish Mosins are closer to .308.
     
  7. BWilder

    BWilder New Member

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    really? so it would be safe to use 30 cal bullets in my finnish mosin?
     
  8. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    You would need to "slug" your barrel to know for sure.
     
  9. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    ^ That's the best answer you could get. Slug it to be safe. I looked up the specs, and some Mosins come close to .308, some are .309, and others are .310, and .311.

    http://7.62x54r.net/MosinID/MosinSpec.htm
     
  10. blackhawk44

    blackhawk44 New Member

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    Speer, Sierra and Hornady offer them. Check with the larger suppliers such as Graf & Son, Midway, Natchez and MidSouth.
     
  11. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    Depends on the Finnish Mosin... The early ones were .308, later they marked them with a "D" on the barrel meaning they were .310 and could shoot the Finnish D rounds and captured Russian ammo. The M39 has a .310 bore as well. The ones with .310 bores can shoot .311..

    I use the Privi 150 gr. .311 and the Horandy 174 gr. .3105 in both my Mosins and Arisaka.
     
  12. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Last time I looked, .311 bullets were everywhere. All of the big online supliers carry them.

    .311 is proper for the Mosin, and the .303 Brit. I have Hornady .311 bullets in 150 and 174 grain on my loading bench.
     
  13. BWilder

    BWilder New Member

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    thanks guys guess i wasnt looking hard enough!
     
  14. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Folks- Americans measure groove to groove. Europeans measure land to land. What WE call 7.62 is .308. What THEY call 7.62 is about .311-.312. As noted, Finnish rifles are closer to .308

    You should be able to find .311 bullets. They are also used in the .303 Enfield and the 7.7 Arisaka. Wideners is low on stock but has some- check around.
     
  15. bamashooter68

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    Midsouth Shooters Supply had the a couple nights ago when I was looking. They are my go to reloading supplier because I have never had a company get my order to my front door faster than they can.