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I just purchased one of Cabela's $99 Mosin-Nagants and will have to get some ammo for it. All the usual places - Ammoman, AIM, etc. - have milsurp ammo available, but there are a number of smaller(?) suppliers selling this stuff too. Looking for basic plinking/paper punching ammo, and I expect I'll have to clean the rifle promptly due to corrosive primers.

I'm wondering if anyone here has some RECENT experience purchasing this round and can give a "thumbs up" or "thumbs down" rating to wherever they bought it from? Looking for reliable performance (no "case stick" or duds/hangfires) and, of course, price.

(Asked this question on one of the Mosin forums, and was gently taken to task by a moderator who informed me that they really didn't want "shooting topics" over there.)
 

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HankB said:
(Asked this question on one of the Mosin forums, and was gently taken to task by a moderator who informed me that they really didn't want "shooting topics" over there.)
:? :shock: :ehsmile: What do they do, go "bang, bang"? :roll:
 

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You can find almost any kind of ammo in "Gunbroker". You should shop around in it and probably find some
good private deals. I have found some a couple of times even offering less than the asking price and the seller
accepting my offer. But be careful because there are some dealers/sellers asking atrocious prices for stuff.
 

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Checked out the link and didn't really find anything better than the place I mentioned. In fact, there are some
better deals on the Gunbroker link.
 

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If you shoot corrosive ammo you will have to do more than clean it promptly, as most solvents won't kill the corrosive salts. Hot soapy water works well. I take a bottle with a mixture of ammonia and water with me when I shoot corrosive ammo and run several patches soaked with the mix and then oil the bore, so far this has worked well for me. AIM surplus uusually has 7.62 X 54 at good prices.
 

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You really can't go wrong with Aim surplus. I've bought way too much stuff from them over the years and have never been took.

I've had really good results with Romanian ammo. I've also shot a bunch of the Czec ammo and while is fires every time and is as accurate as any, I've had about 25% split necks out of the last can I got. I've been pulling the projectiles out for reloads. One of my shooting buddies got a can of Yugo surplus that seems to shoot decent.

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bearcat6 said:
If you shoot corrosive ammo you will have to do more than clean it promptly, as most solvents won't kill the corrosive salts. Hot soapy water works well.
You're right, the corrosive salts are water soluble, not solvent soluble. Last time I used corrosive primed ammo, I took along a thermos of hot soapy water and (with a long funnel) poured half through the barrel at the range, ran a brush and a few patches through, and then poured the rest through, some patches again, and oiled. Cleaned again at home, and then again a couple of days later.

Maybe my zeal was excessive (Probably could have just used a few spritzes of ammonia-based Windex) but it's hard to remove pitting once you've got it.
 
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