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New Finnish M28-76

1891, 91/30, M38, M44, 91/59, P-series, M27, M28, M28-30 and M39
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New Finnish M28-76

#1 Post by Calfed » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:59 am

I haven't seen many of these lately and grabbed it at auction when I saw this one.

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Re: New Finnish M28-76

#2 Post by Calfed » Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:30 pm

I'll probably have to slug the bore, but does anyone know if these came with a .308 or a .311 bore?

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Re: New Finnish M28-76

#3 Post by ammolab » Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:10 pm

Nice rifle! I have a 28-30 that was once a 28-76 but now a regular infantry rifle... can’t figure out why that happened!

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Re: New Finnish M28-76

#4 Post by Calfed » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:08 pm

ammolab wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:10 pm
Nice rifle! I have a 28-30 that was once a 28-76 but now a regular infantry rifle... can’t figure out why that happened!
M28/57 Maybe?

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Re: New Finnish M28-76

#5 Post by ammolab » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:20 pm

Calfed wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:08 pm
ammolab wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:10 pm
Nice rifle! I have a 28-30 that was once a 28-76 but now a regular infantry rifle... can’t figure out why that happened!
M28/57 Maybe?

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M28/57 quite possibly. It has milling & tapping for receiver sight and bolt handle notch....now in standard stock and with regular bolt numbered to rifle.

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Re: New Finnish M28-76

#6 Post by jbrower » Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:38 pm

I bought one from Empire Arms in 2010 for $850 and still have it. It's a fantastic rifle. Mine slugged to .3095.

I have found that it really likes the Lapua D166 bullet in front of 51 grains of IMR 4350.

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Re: New Finnish M28-76

#7 Post by Calfed » Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:34 pm

jbrower wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:38 pm
I bought one from Empire Arms in 2010 for $850 and still have it. It's a fantastic rifle. Mine slugged to .3095.

I have found that it really likes the Lapua D166 bullet in front of 51 grains of IMR 4350.
Thanks, jb.

I got this at one of those 200 gun auctions. It was $527, plus a 15% buyers premium.

I've already got one, but liked this one because it has the scope base attached. Plus, I've got two sons who are shooters, so can always use an extra.

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Re: New Finnish M28-76

#8 Post by Calfed » Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:26 am

Still waiting on mine to arrive. Auction house had problems finding an FFL to ship it to Cali.

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#9 Post by Smokey » Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:05 pm

I used to have a couple Finnish M27s. They had 0.3095 bores, shot pretty well with heavier 0.308 flat base bullets, usually 180gr or more.
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Re: New Finnish M28-76

#10 Post by Calfed » Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:44 pm

Smokey wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:05 pm
I used to have a couple Finnish M27s. They had 0.3095 bores, shot pretty well with heavier 0.308 flat base bullets, usually 180gr or more.
Yeah, I should slug the bores of my new rifles.

Hornady used to make a 174 gr .3105 bullet that shoots pretty well in my Finns

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