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Re: Most accurate hunting ammo for MN 91/30

Postby Grimstod » Sat Jun 06, 2015 3:50 am

Make sure the chamber is clean.
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Re: Most accurate hunting ammo for MN 91/30

Postby Grindl » Wed Jun 10, 2015 2:02 pm

Never used any of the Hornady "steel-cased" ammo ; but I had a similar experience with the Silver Bear - nickel plated cases in mine . Had to really thump the bolt handle a few times to get it to release. Gave me a concern about head-spacing at first . And I am OCD about cleaning my chamber . Like ; after every shooting session . I use a 20 gauge shot-gun brush on a low speed drill , with CLP , followed up with a oiled mop, and then clean rag to remove the "stuff" and then a mop with a couple drops of 3in1 oil. Comes out clean , shiny and very lightly lubed. And the "Silver Bear" is the only ammo I've ever had a issue with , and I shoot lots of different mil-surp , plus hand loads . Is the nickel-plated case causing the issue ?
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Re: Most accurate hunting ammo for MN 91/30

Postby reti4e » Thu Dec 10, 2015 6:42 pm

With my Tula, which has a 2" shorter barrel, epoxy bedded receiver and front of barrel, polished trigger surfaces, Huber trigger, and side scope mount; I am getting 0.622" groups at 100 yards using 48 gr. of IMR 4350 and a Sierra 174 gr HPBT hunting bullet set to OAL length of 3.010".
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Re: Most accurate hunting ammo for MN 91/30

Postby holescreek » Thu Dec 10, 2015 7:31 pm

It's very important to slug your bore in your search for ammo for a specific Russian weapon. Bore diameters will be somewhere between .3095 on a very tight bore to .3145 on a worn or late war barrel. I recently tried many brands of ammo through a late war barrel with surprising results, surprising until I slugged the bore. The PPU match I tried had .310 diameter bullets which shot horribly out of a .3145 bore.
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