So I Was Shooting My 7.62X54R Reloads

Discussion in 'General Reloading' started by gandog56, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. gandog56

    gandog56 G&G Evangelist my 91/59 carbine. And it was shooting them extremely well. Then I ran out of my reloads and put in some Russian light ball milsurp...My gawd the fireball that came out of my muzzle then. Now somebody tell me less fireball is a GOOD thing!
  2. ChaZam

    ChaZam G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    For a nighttime photo session fireballs are GOOD GANNY.

  3. texnmidwest

    texnmidwest Sir Loin of Beef Forum Contributor

    Fireball comes from unburned powder! The more powder burned before it leaves the barrel the more efficient the powder burn propels the bullet. Less wasted powder.

    Plus, lower fireball the less chance of them finding your firing position.
  4. ChaZam

    ChaZam G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    One of my brothers had some .357 Mag. reloads that he got at a gunshow in Houston that gave us a spectacular fireball and smoke cloud. The accuracy was great on them but very dirty.
  5. Purdy

    Purdy G&G Evangelist

    Yep, I have some Russian stuff that is spectacular. It is also not uniform in size, about one in 5 won't chamber. I suspect it was supposed to be machinegun ammo or maybe just some rejects (though I bought it in a sealed metal canister.)
  6. shop tom

    shop tom G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Shoot the same milsurp ammo in a rifle (M91/30) then a carbine (M-44, M91/59) and you'll see what 4" less barrel does to powder designed for the longer barrel.

  7. blue fox

    blue fox G&G Evangelist

    Fireballs are good if ya have marshmallows and hotdogs
  8. gandog56

    gandog56 G&G Evangelist

    But it was my 91/ bayonet to stick the hot dogs or marshmallows on!
  9. gandog56

    gandog56 G&G Evangelist

    So if I shot these in my 91/30's, probably much less fireballs then?
  10. shop tom

    shop tom G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Yep. I've fire fireball from my carbines then shot the same ammo in my M91/30s and the fireball was much less pronounced, if even visible.
    These vids are with my M91/59.
    [ame=""]YouTube - More Mosin Fireballs.AVI[/ame]
    [ame=""]YouTube - M91/59 fireballs at the range.[/ame]
    Both with Russian light ball. Don't see near the flash with the rifles.
  11. gandog56

    gandog56 G&G Evangelist

    My fireballs looked better because evening was approaching!
  12. Tracer

    Tracer G&G Aussie Dad

    :Eyecrazy: blc-2 is supposed to be the fireball powder for reloaders
  13. mdj696

    mdj696 G&G Evangelist


    My carbine has always turned heads at the range.