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7.62x54R with softpoints?

Old 11-06-2010, 09:12 PM
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Default 7.62x54R with softpoints?

I have a .30-30 and a recently purchased mosin nagant rifle to chose from. I have taken deer with my .30-30 but would like to take another rifle out there to mix things up with. I have gone to the range a few times to check the accuracy of the gun and it is a nail driver! I would NEVER use FMJ's to hunt deer with but can get my hands on some softpoints and am wondering if anybody has any experience hunting with this rifle/ammo. Any thoughts?
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Old 11-06-2010, 09:44 PM
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You seem to have the right type of ammo in mind so I see no problem using that Mosin at all. Pretty cool if you ask me. I know Winchester makes a 180(?) for those.
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Old 11-07-2010, 08:21 AM
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Watch it though it may not shoot the commercial soft points as well as it shoots the FMJ mil surp. The rifles are really hit and miss on accuracy.
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Old 11-07-2010, 12:25 PM
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Ya, thats what I use when I carry my Nagant. But, make sure you get some range time using them. Because My gun shoots them a lil different than the other surplus stuff I buy.
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Old 11-07-2010, 03:53 PM
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Hope you get better accuracy than I do. I have one and on a good day I might be able to shoot myself in the foot with it!!!!!!!!
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