Russian M44 Accuracy
Report on M44:
Went Saturday to our local range with 13 year old grandson. Took the M44 with 75 rounds. Another member and 13 year old son joined us. All of us hit the 8" metal target at 100 yards multiple times. Another member hit it 8 times in a row with the M44. We went to the 200-500 yard range. With only iron sights, we could not see the 300-500 yard 8" metal targets well enough to shoot at them. I hit the 200 yard target on the first shot, missed the rest of the time, but was close. One adult hit the target also. Hit the 250 yard target on third try. Nothing wrong with the accuracy of the gun, just the shooter! No noticeable difference on the recoil between the M44 and the M91/30. My grandson complained a little as did the other 13 year old about the recoil on one shot they did, but mainly because they didn't have the rifle against their shoulder when shooting. We shot some factory, but mostly my reloads. Used Varget, medium load with .311 - 146g cannelure bullet with crimp.