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Retail vs bulk military surplus 7.62 x 54R ammo for Mosin Nagant M91/30 M44

Retail vs bulk military surplus 7.62 x 54R ammo for Mosin Nagant M91/30 M44


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  1. No shit, 300 round surplus fun is $75 vs $135 non corrosive, saving of $60 just a comparison. It takes less than $2 of cleaning supplies and 30 mins of your time if that. You can get another mosin if you buy 600 rounds of surplus vs non corrosive ammo. So stop whining

  2. Pour some hot water on it and down the barrel after surplus ammo. It dissolves the corrosive salts left over from shooting them. Just one more step in cleaning. Definitely worth paying $100 for 440 rounds than $17 for 20 rounds of commercial!

  3. Since I didn't get an answer, I've been using regular ammonia. It's so cheap. My dad paid $13 for this little bottle of gelled ammonia solvent. I think I paid like $2 for a jug of ammonia. It's good that it's cheap because cleaning every time I shoot means I go through more.

  4. yeah this is pretty bad stuff in there… however i think i've got it worse… i'm going through 300 rounds of Russian ammo MADE IN 1947 MUAHAHAHA. while my rifle weeps in a corner… oh well. i picked up some Winchester soft points and i'm curious to see how those shoot. probably 10 times better.

  5. yeah with the Mosin cleaning corrosive ammo is just as much a common necessity as cleaning the bolt handle… the primer powder does basically the same thing as palm sweat to un-blued metal. so it's really not that bad.

  6. excellent! I've owned a few, I got a few more videos up about some of my others ones! I love them and can never seem to pass them up if I pass one that's got a nice sharp bore!. Windex is your friend! run it down the bore over the sink to neutralize the salts from the corrosive ammo (its the primers that are the corrosive part) and the pre-wash of windex will make it easier to clean out as well when you run some patches through it. I can usually get my in a 'fast clean' shape with about 5

  7. I just bought mine =} hope it was a good buy, very good videos. Led me in my decision to buy a MN. I'm gonna check the cost of ammo vs. the cost of cleaning supplies, and see the pros and cons including the time spent cleaning and excluding it.

  8. I think the corrosive issue is over blown. For a bolt action rifle I think its a non-issue if you clean it well after you shoot it. I would never use corrosive ammo in a semi-auto rife though. Its just to hard to rip the gun apart and clean all the parts every time you use it.

  9. Why windex and not just ammonia? Ammonia is cheep and it's clear. Windex is foamy, has fragrance and is dyed.

  10. I clean mine after each use and First thing I do is run hot water down the barrel for about 10 minutes. Makes it easy to clean after.

  11. wisemen trading in sells it online or over the phone. They can tell you how to make moose milk to clean.

  12. seems like no matter how many patches… still dirt… :/ wish I could find a chrome barrel for the mosin… sad thing is I could buy 4 rifles for what it would cost to get one made

  13. I agree that the surplus stuff is nasty. I brush the bore of my M44 1st and then go with the patches and it take a lot of passes to get it clean. They never come out perfectly clean either.

  14. about 50-60, that ammo was 80's bulgarian, I've had some '77 russian stuff, it was just as dirty… i don't know.. its even that dirty from my PSL when I shoot it

  15. Yikes! I don't know where you got your surplus ammo from, but send it back! I have some pretty awesome surplus Russian made '73 factory 188 ammo for my mosin, and it's nowhere near that dirty after shooting. How many rounds did you shoot prior to the video?

  16. it really helps if I run the windex through it, because it kind of does the same thing the brush does, loosens it all up first before I get the cleaner in there

  17. did you run a brush through it a few times first? That will usually help. My patches never look that dirty and I use about half that many. 3 or 4 patches tops.

  18. My PSL needs a lighter weight bullet, the 180 and 200+ grains in the commercial rounds aren't good for the long barrel, the 147 grain surplus rounds are perfect and help minimize barrel whip… Plus its REALLY cheap… 🙂

  19. the surplus has really be reliable, and I basically have to use it in my PSL, it was designed for it and runs fine. My PSL needs a lighter weight bullet, the 180 and 200+ grains in the commercial rounds aren't good for the long barrel, the 147 grain surplus rounds are perfect and help minimize barrel whip

  20. is the PPU brass cased or steel? you might see it more with steel because its less flexible than the brass?

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