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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 10/16/2001 5:30:56 AM EST
OK, no more "stirrin' the pot".

How hard is it to change the 9X18 Makarov bbl to a .380? I've heard you need a bbl press, otherwise slide damage is possible.

And is it a bad idea to shoot +P ammo in the Makarov?

Any Makarov links?

Link Posted: 10/16/2001 8:43:12 AM EST
Yes, you need a barrel press.
Change your spring to a wolf, extra # spring.
I may be wrong, but I think the original is 17#, you could try a 19#, for +P loads. Why not just shoot the 9X18 caliber? It is about what you will get with a .380 +P load.
I have shot Corbon loads in mine, but I'm not wild on the extra wear they will create.

www.makarov.com --absolute best for info on the mak. Just like AR15.com is for the AR series rifles.
Link Posted: 10/17/2001 4:20:54 AM EST
Thanks for info. I might just get the .380 bbl/press, some .380 ammo and set that aside until such a time as 9X18 becomes scarce.
Link Posted: 10/17/2001 5:10:27 AM EST
Learn to reload. There are some good loads that can duplicate and exceed performance of the factory loads. Better selection of premium bullets also. Ya know, I love my new B92fs, but my Russian Mak is still a hoot to shoot. The accuracy still impresses me.
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