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    Question Mosin: ammo in caliber .311 or .308 ?

    Hi everybody ! I load by myself the ammo for my Mosin. I use bullets in .311 cal. At shooting range I heared two buddies - both shooting Mosins - talking about ammo for Mosin with bullets in .308 cal. Which the best, about you ? Lot of thanks for your help.


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    I use .303 pulls. Cost effective and good quality. Almost all gone now tho. Gary

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    Servus,

    the best way is to slug the bore. The Mosins have different calibers from .308 up to .312. We used a .312 H&N bullet with grease and measured the bore. Normaly it is .311 but we had also the .308. If you shoot only 100 yards the H&N will be a good bullet or use a normal bullet with VV N110 powder. My comrade use this in his long Mosin with excelent results. From where in Northern Italyicon do you come from? Südtirol?

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    I use .303 pulls. Cost effective and good quality. Almost all gone now tho. Gary
    ...Hi! .303 ??? Please, tell me more about. Thanks.

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    The .303 bullets are available in .311 and .312 so you can use them also in the Mosin.

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    Servus,

    the best way is to slug the bore. The Mosins have different calibers from .308 up to .312. We used a .312 H&N bullet with grease and measured the bore. Normaly it is .311 but we had also the .308. If you shoot only 100 yards the H&N will be a good bullet or use a normal bullet with VV N110 powder. My comrade use this in his long Mosin with excelent results. From where in Northern Italy do you come from? Südtirol?

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    Servus, gunner !
    Ich bin kein Südtiroler, aber ich liebe Bayern und Franken.
    My Mosin is a Sovieticon one captured and re-worked by the Finns. It's marked "D" and because of that its "natural" bullets are the Finn D166. Such a bullet is in .310 and for my Mosin has only one unpleasant problem: it costs too much! For the rest, especially on the 200 meters line, it's ok! Changing for something cheaper I tryed Sierra Spitzer in .311 and using Vithavuori N140 me and my buddy reached good results, good closed groups. Then I heare two fellows talking about bullets in .308 always shooting a Finn M91/30. From that starts my question. Vielen Dank für deine Antwort - alle Ratschläge sind nützlich! AD

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    Yes the VV N140 is a very good powder. I use it in all of my rifles. Eventually the S&B 180grs. FMJBT will work out of your rifle. I use them in my LE. Hunting Sport offers it for €165 per 1000.

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