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New bullet for my Mosins

Postby reloader762 » 11 Jun 2017 10

Back around April I was able to order me a new mold for my Mosin rifles. I wanted a mold that would cast a heavy bullet in the 200+ gr. range have a decent meplat and fill the throats on some of my deep throated rifles an shoot accurately out to no more than 150 yds. which is really a stretch around here as most shots are under 100 yds. I also wanted it to cast large enough so it could be sized down a bit to fit multiple rifles.

A friend in another state had the mold made by Tom over at Accurate for his mosin as well and after some testing it proved to be just what I wanted so Tom cut me a two cavity in .315" dia. I cast up a bunch and have them sized,lube and checked. My brass is prepped and ready to load when the next opportunity presents itself hopefully in a couple weeks to shoot some test load using H4895. Below is a loaded rd. set just a bit off the leads an a bullet as cast.
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Re: New bullet for my Mosins

Postby daboone » 11 Jun 2017 11

Please follow up with a report on how you like these bullets. I love my Mosins.
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Re: New bullet for my Mosins

Postby Ranch Dog » 11 Jun 2017 12

Sweet looking!
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Re: New bullet for my Mosins

Postby akuser47 » 11 Jun 2017 23

Agreed, keep us posted. My Mosin is curious lol +corn
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Re: New bullet for my Mosins

Postby reloader762 » 22 Oct 2017 18

akuser47 wrote:Agreed, keep us posted. My Mosin is curious lol +corn


Sorry it's been awhile since I've been on the forum but I have yet to fire a single load out of the Mosin rifles with the new bullet. I have some test rds. loaded up but I only have about two Saturdays a month that I can go over to my buddies house an shoot at his range an things pertaining to life an family have put a damper on that but hopefully I just may get over there this weekend. I sure hope so as I need some down time.
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Re: New bullet for my Mosins

Postby reloader762 » 25 Feb 2018 08

Tried out a couple 5 shot test loads yesterday in the 1933 Tula 91/30 using my Accurate 215 gr. FP cast bullet I had Tom over at Accurate cut for me to fit my long throat Mosin. I shot two loads just for accuracy test using 33.0 and 34.0 grs. of H-4895 no chrono data till I get a load I like as I have more room to push this bullet before I run out of stability with the 1:10 twist. The 34.0 gr. load is a keeper regardless of where I end up.
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Re: New bullet for my Mosins

Postby Macd » 25 Feb 2018 08

Very good group. I don't shoot my Mosin very much but this tells me I should spend some time with it at the range.
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Re: New bullet for my Mosins

Postby reloader762 » 25 Feb 2018 17

I enjoy shooing both of mine, I have a 1944 M44 and a 1933 M 91/30. Both have great bores and were in near mint condition when I purchased them, I was lucky to get them back in the day when they were dirt cheap and the quality of the rifles were much better.

My M44 shoots just as well as the 91/30 and although I have several tins of good surplus ammo stash back as well as some jacketed bullet loads developed for the M44 I just choose to shoot cast lead in them both. It's just much cheaper and less wear and tear on me and the rifles. Although I did find a really nice recoil pad a few years back that fits the Mosin stocks just perfectly. I got the Small, and they work great http://www.hivizsights.com/product/slip-on-recoil-pad/ you can find them cheaper on other sites.

As far as cast bullets I shoot a variety of bullets in both rifles the Lee .312" 160 gr. and 185 gr. gas check bullets both shoot really well in both rifles even with identical loads, but the Accurate bullet is only for the 91/30 because the throat in the M44 is too shallow but that's fine.
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Re: New bullet for my Mosins

Postby klr » 25 Feb 2018 18

reloader762 wrote:Tried out a couple 5 shot test loads yesterday in the 1933 Tula 91/30 using my Accurate 215 gr. FP cast bullet I had Tom over at Accurate cut for me to fit my long throat Mosin. I shot two loads just for accuracy test using 33.0 and 34.0 grs. of H-4895 no chrono data till I get a load I like as I have more room to push this bullet before I run out of stability with the 1:10 twist. The 34.0 gr. load is a keeper regardless of where I end up.


Wow, Nice shooting - especially with open sights. :t

That bullet/load is a keeper for sure. Any idea how fast it's going?
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Re: New bullet for my Mosins

Postby reloader762 » 25 Feb 2018 19

Thanks, for around here open sights work great 100 yds. would be considered long range in most hunting applications usually it's much less than that. Most all my rifles have open sight except for my Sav. 99 in 300 Sav. as when I purchased it used with less than 100 rds. through it the original owner had removed the factory sights and misplaced them so it wears a scope. I also have a couple like my Hi Point 45 ACP carbine and SKS rifles that carry a red dot sight but they do have the original factory sights as well.
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