3 quick questions.

Discussion in 'Rifles' started by micah7488, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. micah7488

    micah7488 Member

    1) ive seen some companies with 7.62x39 uppers for ar15s, would they decently work on 5.56 lower recievers or is it like the 308 where i just need something wholly new for that?
    2) i bought a mosin nagant this past weekend at a gun show in austin and ive heard some stuff about since it is touching the stock it doesnt make it as accurate as possible, what are some possible ways to change that? like are there other stock possibilities or anything to help?
    3)(i put this question here since its all tied together) is a tokarev tt-33 a decent handgun? im thinking about buying one for my 21st birthday in august but if its not worth the 200 dollars then id rather just go spree on some spam cans for my ar15 my sks and my mosin?

    thanks in advance for any and all info

  2. dee

    dee Well-Known

    Nov 22, 2008
    Red River Way
    All I can help with is #1 yes it will fit on a 5.56/.223 lower.
  3. micah7488

    micah7488 Member

    All then I would need is an upper and a magazine that would fit. could I use a normal ak mag for that? I have a rock river lar-15 carbine and its just something i would think about for a whole lot later on. Considering they are costing about 750 for the upper.
  4. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

    May 29, 2017
    Austin, TX
    A normal AK mag would not work. The AR and AK retain mags differently.

    As for the Mosin. You aren't going to get stupid accuracy out of the rifle. Your best bet is to leave it as is, clean the barrel well, maybe have it recrowned, and feed it good ammo. None of the mil-surp rifles from that generation were really tack drivers. They were meant to be good enough to hit a man at 400 meters.
  5. SIG_Fiend

    SIG_Fiend Administrator TGT Supporter Admin

    Feb 21, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Do you have the side folding bayonet attached? If so, is that what you are talking about? I noticed on the M44 Mosin I had, the bayonet did press inward on the stock quite a bit. With it folded in, my groupings were horrible. I don't know if it was the placebo effect or what, but after I took the bayonet off, my groupings improved quite a bit. The guns are not all that accurate to begin with but, for the $60-130 they usually cost, at least they work and are simple, inexpensive, and rugged as heck.
  6. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

    May 29, 2017
    Austin, TX
    He's talking about the barrel not being free-floated.
  7. Charley

    Charley Active Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    San Antonio
    What model Mosin Nagant? The M44s are, IME, not going to be as accurate as the M91/30 or other rifle varients. You are also not likely to get great accuracy with miltary ball. Don't sell the rifle short without trying some of the commercial ammo out there, or learn to handload.

    TT-33s are ok, but not natural pointers, IMO. I'd never say not to buy a gun that intrests you, but don't expect miracles with it.
  8. 40Arpent

    40Arpent TGT Addict TGT Supporter

    Jul 16, 2008
    I have had great success with C-Products magazines in my 7.62x39 AR (Colt upper on a RRA lower).
  9. jdh

    jdh Active Member

    Mar 2, 2008
    TT33s are fun guns. Stay with the original 7.62X25 and not the 9mm conversions. They are basic, functional, no frills guns but they are reliable and accurate enough.

    I prefer the CZ52. The grip angle is closer to what I'm used to.
  10. micah7488

    micah7488 Member

    Do aks retain on the backside like an sks? And ars retain on the side with the side release. Ok I do not know why I couldn't have answered that one myself. By good ammo are you talking about current rounds solely or buying american made ammo? I bought about 40 rounds of brown bear sp 203 grain and I mean just to see how the kick and all and it was decent. But i guess good is quite relative and so if you have any suggestions as to "good" ammo for it, I am all ears.


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