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So I just bought my first mosin-nagant from budsgunshop.com and I'm super excited!! I'll post a pic as soon as I get it. However has anybody here used buds gun shop? Should I expect the gun to arrive as advertised or is there gonna be some ripoff?
 

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Buds is usually pretty good delivering as advertised, every now and then there is a hiccup but it's fixed pretty quick from what I've heard.
 

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I've bought 3 from them, all great shooters. Don't expect the new in box look (but you might get lucky)...worth every penny...

Shipping was odd, one took 3 days, one 6, the other 11 days...

Bud's is all good by me...congrats!! :cool:
 

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I've bought 3 from them, both great shooters. Don't expect the new in box look (but you might get lucky)...worth every penny...

Shipping was odd, one took 3 days, one 6, the other 11 days...

Bud's is all good by me...congrats!! :cool:
Have you mounted a scope on any of them? If so was it a lot of trouble?
 

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I bought a rear sight base and had a machinist drill it and make a rail to fit the base, very solid and easy to reverse to origional glory. Not sure how well the gun shoots as all I've put through it is inconsistant milsurp ammo and it has a low budget NC Star LER scope on it. I think with modern ammo it will shoot 2 MOA or better which with my eyes is very acceptable.
 

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The Mosin is my main long rifle. However, i am not a hunter. But the way i see it, as long as i can drop a BG at 100 yds there is no need to throw a scope on it.
 

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Many gunshops/sporting goods stores carry 7.62x54r ammo. Your best bet is find a local gun show and look for a good deal there. I have started using mil surp(corrosive) ammo and have been very pleased with it. U can get 440 round tins for around $80.
 

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Where can I find the correct 7.62 ammo? Bass pro has 7.62x39 but I need a longer round don't I?


Do a google search, you will find many vendors. Pick the quantity you want then shop for the best price INCLUDING SHIPPING.

$150-160 for 880 rounds is a fair deal.
 

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So if I were to buy ammo from budsgunshop.com it might be a good idea? I'm just afraid I'll get bad rounds or something
 

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So if I were to buy ammo from budsgunshop.com it might be a good idea? I'm just afraid I'll get bad rounds or something
Not very likely, most of their surplus was manufactured in the 80's (relatively recently for surplus) and they are stored in sealed airtight tins affectionately known as 'spam cans'...

There is more accurate, non-corrosive stuff out there (Brown Bear) but it's also more expensive...IIRC I think I paid $11 for a box of 20 before my mil-surp arrived, just so I had something to shoot...

Shop it around some, the link I provided is an old one, (still valid) there may be better deals out there...
 

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I buy the majority of my ammo(7.62 x 54) from ammoman.com. They have free shipping and I normally receive my order in about 7 days. I recommend you visit 7.62 x 54.net
 

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So what does corrosive ammo mean?
The primers are corrosive to metal, the bi-product is something in the salt family...technical definitions escape me at the moment...

It just means you need to give your rifle a good bath with hot HOT water and dish soap followed by the usual brushing/oiling very soon after you shoot it. The Brown Bear is NOT corrosive but you should still get into the habit of cleaning asap, post range trip...

Some say an ammonia based product like Windex is best but that's a misconception, it's actually the water that neutralizes the acids...
 

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Corrosive ammo will begin to destroy the bore of your rifle within hours of shooting if not cleaned properly. There are some other forums devoted specifically to the Mosin-Nagant that will have detailed cleaning instructions. It is not difficult to clean the rifles, but you need to to it properly and consistantly.
 

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Where can I find non-corrosive ammo? And what's the price difference? Is mil-surp ammo better to shoot even though its corrosive?
 
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