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i just inherited another mn 44 7.62r. is there any other caliber out there that can be adapted to this reciever? like a .257 or such?
any ideas will be appreciated.
thanks all,
mike
 

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It's my understanding that someone converted them into 45-70's sometime in the past. Personnaly never seen one but it is intriging if they were actually done.
 

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I'm sure there are cartridges for which it could be adapted -- certainly similar-sized rimmed, tapered ones. Anyt other type might involve some pretty extensive and expensive work. But there's absolutely nothing wrong with the 7.62X54R. It's a great round in a great, largely unappreciated, rifle.

Rather than changing the chambering, I am thinking on building a target-customized version. There are still plenty of nice $100 rifles out there that would make a great, cheap base for such a gun, and there are Finnish and Russian-built target rifles to serve as a models. Those who would mock such an idea have never see just how well the MN can shoot...
 

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i already have a u.s. made 7.62r m-44 and i shoot it quite often.
i'm looking for something in a low pressure cartridge to be on the safe side.
mike
 

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How about a 30-30 or .35 Remington?
 

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i already have a u.s. made 7.62r m-44 and i shoot it quite often.
i'm looking for something in a low pressure cartridge to be on the safe side.
mike

As far as being on the "safe side", the action is perfectly safe pressure-wise with anything that doesn't exceed the 7.62X54R pressure level. Almost any cartridge from the late 19th century era will be OK from a pressure standpoint (.303 Brit, .30-40 Krag, 7x57, etc.). From an engineering standpoint almost any cartridge other than the original is going to be a challenge in some regard.
 

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They are pretty stout. I've never heard of one blowing up, although I'm sure it's possible.

Anything with a similar rim size is going to be your best bet.....
 

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The Finns chambered MN actions in a whole bunch of cartridges based on the 54R case, from .223 on up. Do some research, lots of information available.
 

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thanks charley.
i started to poke around and it always ended up back to the 7.62 and never mentioned about any other calibers. could you give me a push in right direction?
thanks
mike
 
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