I do not intend to put a scope mount on my M-91 Finnish Mosin as it is in very collectible shape, but nevertheless, with that 31 1/2" barrel, one has enough sighting plane to do some effective target work at 100-200 yards.Chief RID said:I have tried a lot of stuff, all jacketed, in my M44 with less than acceptable results. I would love to hear how it goes with the lead. My barrel is real rough and I know it would lead badly. My best groups so far have been with the surplus stuff. I have even tried the 303 british bulets without sucsess. After seanon we need to do some work on these things. Have you got a Darrels Mount yet?
I've got Blue Dot, Universal and Green dot sitting around.
Indeed, you're absolutely right. Customers sending me slugs from their M44's vary in bore diameter from .310" to .3155" depending upon manufacure date and maker. These guns have the potential to shoot very, very well when bullets are sized to fit the gun. Too, as a general rule these rifles, as do many military arms, have HUGE throats in them, both in length and diameter, so typically, loading bullets to fit the throats of the chamber tend to tighten groups considerably. Although you might have a barrel with a .311" groove diameter, but having a throat of .314" diameter, choose to fill the throat if shooting cast bullets, and the gun will perform much better than when using a bullet simply at groove dimensions. You won't spike pressures, and the bullet won't tip or cock in the throat before entering the lands, but will instead enter straight and true to the axis of the bore, thus ensure a bullet that's concentric to the bore every time you light-off a load.M-44 tend to have rather largish bores like .312". If you cast bullets you could get by with it by having a slightly oversize mold made. But first, have your barrel slugged to determine the exact bore.