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Posted: 12/30/2005 5:42:59 AM EDT
I am not sure if its true but can a Mini 30 shoot new Russian or surplus 7.62x39 ammo. I was told that you can only shoot American ammo through this rifle due to the tight tolerances? True?
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 5:53:53 AM EDT
I hear this from time to time. Everyone I know shoots at least some Russian or Chinese ball through their Mini's. Some of these guys only use the cheap ball. The only thing that keeps these rifles from really taking off is the lack of magazines
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 5:54:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By tpsh:
due to the tight tolerances? True?








Link Posted: 12/30/2005 5:55:10 AM EDT
Just carry a hammer and if the bolt does not close just give it a firm whack!
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 5:58:37 AM EDT
You can shoot the imported ammo through your mini. I have used it on occasion through mine, but find the accuracy is terrible. Handloads with .308 diameter bullets shoot great.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 6:01:56 AM EDT
My friend wants to get rid of his an I have a bunch of Wolf ammo and I can't afford to buy the gun and American ammo.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:30:06 AM EDT
Yes you can. the mini has a tapered barrel 311-308
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