:FI:Igor wrote:Be very careful with the Finnish Moisin as they use a different 7.62x54R! The Russian round is .311 dia. as the Finnish is .308. And yes, .003 is a big deal! Russian ammo in spam cans is still very cheap (and corrosive). For a while I was reloading (cheaper by far to get surplus ammo). I used .308 bullets in both my 91/30 and M44. .308 will keyhole bad! Excellent rifles; but I think I'd prefer to go into combat with more than one five shot clip (Enemy at the Gate, excellent and almost historically correct). Happy 4th!
This is true ! for most of the Finnish Mosins at least, though I have seen a captured Finnish one that was still .311
The quality of the Polish Mosins is first rate, at least as good as the early ww1 Mausers.. Here's my little Polish M-44, it's the rare sniper version
Here's my other 7.62 R sniper