Any other owners of Jap 99 LMGs here?

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  1. Mongo

    Mongo Active Member

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    I just bought a Jap 99 and I'm waiting for transfer. I have 2 spare parts kits already for it so I'm set there. Any advice from a Jap 99 owner? What caliber are you shooting it in? Have you ever shot it in the original Jap 7.7 round? How about a source from the rubber eye cup on the optics?

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  2. sharky47

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    That is a NICE piece! I have shot a couple of them - one was rechambered for 7.62X39 and used AK mags, not historical - but easier to find ammo for......

    The local museum has two of these, one is used regularly for "live fire" (blank adapted) for the public re-enactments about six times a year. I love it when they put the bayonet on it - the Japanese did some funky things with small arms design in those days.

    Let me know if you start reloading for it - and if you don't, I will buy your brass. I have two Type-99 Ariskas that shoot the 7.7mm round and need brass to load.
     
  3. Mongo

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    The gun come with a 308 and 7.62X39 conversions. Since I have 10K of 7.62X39 squirreled away I will be shooting it in that caliber. I would like to try the 7.7 out though. What commercial ammo have you tried in 7.7?
     
  4. sharky47

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    I havn't tried any........

    One of my Arisakas is a late-war "last ditch" rifle that my grandfather gave me, I am afraid for my life to shoot that one. It is a sentimental peice only.....

    The other one is museum quality, crome-bore, ALL markings intact, anti-aircaft sights, etc......I will shoot this one, just need brass to load.

    So far I have not purchased any kind of ammo for this caliber - which is why I would be more than happy to buy all or some of the brass you want to sell. I really know very little about the cartridge......
     
  5. Mongo

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    You can make Jap 7.7 from 30-06 casings, just need to get the proper Jap dies and trim the 30-06 case to length first.
     
  6. sharky47

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    I did not know that, I do have some 30-06 brass - may have to try that........thanks!
     
  7. Mongo

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    Most likely will have to turn the neck down after sizing as well sicne the brass will flow and get thicker being compressed like that.
     
  8. sykostanger

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    yeah, my buddy has one in 7.62x39mm....takes ak mags with a little wiggling. fun to shoot
     

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