I just bought some Yugo Heavy Ball ammo and was wondering what the differences between heavy ball and light ball ammo was (besides the obvious answer of weight). I have only used light ball surplus stuff in the past and wanted to know how different they are. Also, is it even safe to use heavy ball on my Mosin m91/30?
"Heavy ball" is essentially machinegun ammo. The heavier bullet has better ballistics for the MG useage. Some nations, like Finland, designed their rifle barrels to work best with the heavy ball ammo, thus making logistics easier - only one type ammo to stock! My Finn M-39 really prefers the heavy stuff.
My old M1891 and hex-receivered 91/30 prefer the light ball.
yeah, i thought it would be along those lines. Also, (even though this isnt the case and i know its wrong but its just a common sense type question) wouldnt light ball ammo be better for MGs since it fires so many rounds and the recoil is lighter? Rifles using 7.62x54r fire only one shot per trigger-pull so it allows it to pack all its punch into one round, therefore since only one bullet is used at a time, the more powerful the bullet, the better it is. Finally, my last question resumed unanswered: Is it safe to shoot heavy ball ammo with my Soviet M91/30?
So you want to know the bullet weights that are classed as light ball and the bullet weights that are classed as heavy ball, right? Are those examples you posted anywhere near real world weights, or did you just pull them out of thin air? I haven't paid enough attention to my SKS lately to even know what weight ammo I have at home, but it's Russian and wrapped in little white paper box like envelopes.
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