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Mosin nagant 91/30 ~ 7.62x54R rifle ammo

jdiesel1jdiesel1 Member Posts: 2 ✭✭
edited April 2012 in Ask the Experts
recently purchased the mosin rifle... curious if any other round will work in this... takes the 7.62 X 54R... would the 7.62 x 39 work... or the 51? thanks for any feedback :)

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  • the middlethe middle Member Posts: 3,089
    edited November -1
    It sounds like your new to firearms.....be careful, learn how to handle safely. If you are not....sorry.

    It uses the 7.62x54R round. dont try any other unless another caliber is stamped on the barrel, thou I doubt that very much with that rifle.
  • armilitearmilite Member Posts: 35,381 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Absolutely not.
  • spas12spas12 Member Posts: 571 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    there are some chamber inserts that you can get so you can shoot 7.62x25, I don't know how good they are though.
  • beantownshootahbeantownshootah Member Posts: 12,776 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by jdiesel1
    recently purchased the mosin rifle... curious if any other round will work in this... takes the 7.62 X 54R... would the 7.62 x 39 work... or the 51? thanks for any feedback :)


    No, 7.62x39 will NOT work.
    No, 7.62x51 will NOT work.
  • BeeramidBeeramid Member, Moderator Posts: 7,280 ******
    edited November -1
    NO, use only the caliber specified for your rifle, 7.62x54R. Failure to do so, could cause you to enter a world of pain.
  • andrewsw16andrewsw16 Member Posts: 10,729 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Just to give you a bit more info than a simple "NO", you are quite correct in your assumption about a SIMILARITY in the cartridges because they all have the number 7.62mm in their name. That similarity is limited to having APPROXIMATELY (not 100%) the same bore diameter, (roughly .30 caliber). The other number refers to the length of the cartridge, and therefore a different powder capacity and internal pressure. The cartridges also have different case diameters and shapes with the shoulder and case taper angles being different. So, about the only thing they share is ROUGHLY the same bore size.
    Yes, in some guns, you can fire more than one cartridge, but you have to be sure what you are doing. For example, if you have a .357 Magnum revolver, you can also quite safely shoot .38 Special cartridges. In a .44 Magnum revolver, you can also shoot .44 Special cartridges.
    For some guns, you can buy a barrel liner and chamber insert to let you shoot smaller rounds.
    But, in general, unless you are absolutely SURE about improvising, DON'T. You may destroy your gun, your hands, and your eyes when a sudden overpressure from an incorrect cartridge causes an explosion. Welcome to the world of guns. NEVER be embarrassed to ask when you have a gun or ammo question. Sure, you may get a bit of ribbing, but it is good natured and everyone is happy to help.
  • CS8161CS8161 Member Posts: 13,590 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by andrewsw16
    Just to give you a bit more info than a simple "NO", you are quite correct in your assumption about a SIMILARITY in the cartridges because they all have the number 7.62mm in their name. That similarity is limited to having APPROXIMATELY (not 100%) the same bore diameter, (roughly .30 caliber). The other number refers to the length of the cartridge, and therefore a different powder capacity and internal pressure. The cartridges also have different case diameters and shapes with the shoulder and case taper angles being different. So, about the only thing they share is ROUGHLY the same bore size.
    Yes, in some guns, you can fire more than one cartridge, but you have to be sure what you are doing. For example, if you have a .357 Magnum revolver, you can also quite safely shoot .38 Special cartridges. In a .44 Magnum revolver, you can also shoot .44 Special cartridges.
    For some guns, you can buy a barrel liner and chamber insert to let you shoot smaller rounds.
    But, in general, unless you are absolutely SURE about improvising, DON'T. You may destroy your gun, your hands, and your eyes when a sudden overpressure from an incorrect cartridge causes an explosion. Welcome to the world of guns. NEVER be embarrassed to ask when you have a gun or ammo question. Sure, you may get a bit of ribbing, but it is good natured and everyone is happy to help.



    Very good answer, you took the time to explain it to the OP![;)]
  • machine gun moranmachine gun moran Member Posts: 5,198
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by andrewsw16
    NEVER be embarrassed to ask when you have a gun or ammo question. Sure, you may get a bit of ribbing, but it is good natured and everyone is happy to help.



    +10

    I had a couple of guys come into the shop once, who needed assistance in unloading a slide-action shotgun. They had put the shotshells into the magazine tube backwards, thinking that the shells made a u-turn as they fed through the action.[:0][:D]
  • andrewsw16andrewsw16 Member Posts: 10,729 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Don't snicker guys. Who knows? Someone some day may come up with a radical design that does that. [:D] After all, they have box magazines, snail drums, and tube magazines. [:D] How about a shotgun that feeds through the butt stock, like a Browning .22 rifle? If you can imagine it, someone has or will design a prototype. And that is a GOOD thing. [;)]
  • Manoa-FishermanManoa-Fisherman Member Posts: 190 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    jdiesel1:
    I would strongly suggest that you take a firearms safety course from a NRA certified instructor. Before you make any assumptions about any firearm, you should take some course work and reading about firearms basics.

    Otherwise, I hope you have good medical insurance or have a paid up life insurance policy to take care of your family, if you don't heed the good advice you have received from the previous posts.
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