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Old 10-17-2019, 04:25 PM
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I never use MiniMags in my older rimfires but this 152 looked so solid/clean I thought I'd use. Flawless and accurate at 25 yards. Wow, this rifle has quickly become my favorite. I'm SO lucky this rifle was overlooked on the shelf at the LGS.
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Old 10-17-2019, 05:12 PM
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Mini Mags fall in the High Velocity range. Thats ok for the screw in receiver plug on the 150, 250, 350 series Mossbergs. The old 50 series with the 2 "L" shaped tabs should only use Standard Velocity ammo. Stay away from Hyper Velocity in any of the semi autos. It's not a pressure problem but how fast the powder burns to push the bullet faster. In return the rifle bolt gets pushed back faster hammering the back of the receiver or bolt stop. Not good.
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Old 10-17-2019, 05:54 PM
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Good tips Scooter. I'm assuming CCI SV will have enough oomph to cycle the action? Well, you were right! I just put 50 rnds of CCI SV 40gr RN thru it...cycles the action just fine. I think the SV is 1070 FPS on CCI SV. I'll keep it on the SV diet for plinking. THANKS!!

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Old 10-18-2019, 09:41 AM
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My 151M (b) shoots the CCI SV the most accurate of any of the "over the counter" stuff I have tried.
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Old 10-18-2019, 01:50 PM
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Try to keep it secret that Mossbergs are great rifles. I know the word has gotten out due to some of the prices. I very seldom see them here in SWVA near the NC border. I only turn one down when it is over priced or been abused and the asking price is for a 90% one. Enjoy it!!
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Old 10-18-2019, 05:53 PM
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I hear ya Skwer158! I'm probably adding to the problem as the LGS owner knows I buy his Mossbergs if/when they turn up on the rack. I'm on the East side of the Blue Ridge just beyond the Shenandoah NP boundary at about 1200' elev.
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Good info HoosierB17. CCI SV is my "go-to" ammo for all non-hunting shooting.
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Old 10-19-2019, 08:57 AM
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I guess I should increase my search radius around here to include more of the shops than just my LGS before the word travels this far.
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Old 10-19-2019, 02:22 PM
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10 rnd repro magazine from Havlin arrived today. Fit/functioned perfectly. Not sure who the maker is, but I might order another.
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Good tips Scooter. I'm assuming CCI SV will have enough oomph to cycle the action? Well, you were right! I just put 50 rnds of CCI SV 40gr RN thru it...cycles the action just fine. I think the SV is 1070 FPS on CCI SV. I'll keep it on the SV diet for plinking. THANKS!!
The floating chamber that Carbine Williams designed for this rifle will cycle a wide range of .22s, Shorts to Long Rifle as I recall. It seems that a lot of people want to use really hot .22 ammo in old semi-auto firearms, ammo that was not produced back in the day. Personally, I would avoid the practice, there is little to gain and much to lose.

There is a really nice example of this rifle at my nearest gun shop, I may have to make it mine. Just because.
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Old 10-19-2019, 07:06 PM
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The floating chamber that Carbine Williams designed for this rifle will cycle a wide range of .22s, Shorts to Long Rifle as I recall. It seems that a lot of people want to use really hot .22 ammo in old semi-auto firearms, ammo that was not produced back in the day. Personally, I would avoid the practice, there is little to gain and much to lose.

There is a really nice example of this rifle at my nearest gun shop, I may have to make it mine. Just because.
Carbine williams was and interesting character.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Marshall_Williams
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Old 10-20-2019, 10:47 AM
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AZTarget, this 152 almost "feels" like an M1Carbine when shooting. I've read that Mossberg wanted this rifle to be attractive to returning WW2 vets....the Carbine Williams influence is here.
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NH Collector, I have a few rimfires here, and this 152 may be the most fun of all to shoot. If you see one, I'd get it.
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The floating chamber that Carbine Williams designed for this rifle will cycle a wide range of .22s, Shorts to Long Rifle as I recall. It seems that a lot of people want to use really hot .22 ammo in old semi-auto firearms, ammo that was not produced back in the day. Personally, I would avoid the practice, there is little to gain and much to lose.

There is a really nice example of this rifle at my nearest gun shop, I may have to make it mine. Just because.
The 152 and other Mossbergs have a standard chamber. The Remington 550 semi auto did have one based on his design. But the little Mossbergs and Marlin 99M1/989M2 are M1 carbine like.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Marshall_Williams

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Tnx for the info Scooter. I love this 152. Saw a 142A today that tempted me, but condition/price didn't match-up IMO.
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