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Is there a hunting load for Q: the Mosin Nagant or can the bullet be pulled from the current cartridge and hunting bullet? replaced with a Gary Foland via e-mail Mosin nagant Clint on Vehicle Defense: Yes, good hunting ammo is a: available and not too expensive from Hornady, Prvi Partisan and Got a burning question to ask the editor? Contact him at: E-mail: ed@gunsmagazine.com or postal at: GUNS Q&A, 12345 World Trade Dr., San Diego, CA 92128. Due to the volume of mail received, GUNS cannot offer a personal reply. What is the difference ballistically between 9x18 Makarov and 9x19 Parabellum ammunition? Is one more powerful and outperforms the other? Is one more effective than the other? Randy Bottoms Clemmons, N.C. The 9x18, which sends a a: 95-grain bullet at about 1,000 fps (Hornady Ammo Ballistic Chart) is Q: Makarov Power Winchester USA. The first two have bullet weights of 150 grains and the Winchester is 180. Graf & Sons had all three in stock at presstime. As for pulling bullets on surplus ammo, you’ll still need a reloading setup to do so and seat the new bullet. If you reload already it’s easier to just buy brass and make hunting loads or reload the brass from the store-bought ammo. All three of the above hunting loads are loaded with high-quality, boxerprimed brass, something you may not find in surplus ammo. GRAF & SONS, INC. 4050 S. CLARk MEXICO, MO 65265 (573) 581-2266 WWW.GUNSMAGAZINE.COM/ GRAF-SONS-INC more similar to the .380 ACP, as both were designed to operate in blowbackoperated pistols, which operate at lower pressures than the 9x19mm Parabellum. Both the 9x18 and .380 ACP have proven themselves viable as self-defense rounds, especially with today’s hollowpoint bullets. The downside to the 9x18 is its .365" bullet, which means the supply of defensive ammo and bullets is quite small compared with the variety of .380 ACP and tremendous variety of 9x19. Both are loaded with bullets designed for self-defense and many more modern pistols are designed to feed hollowpoints. Since the Makarov was designed primarily as a military handgun firing full metal jacket ammunition, you must test its reliability with hollowpoint ammo. It’s not as though you don’t have to test a 9x19, but with the wide variety of loads available from every ammo company, finding a factory load accurate, reliable and highly suitable for self-defense will be much easier. HORNADY P.O. BOX 1848 GRAND ISLAND, NE 68802 (308) 382-1390 WWW.GUNSMAGAZINE.COM/HORNADY Q: Colt scout I bought a Colt Frontier Scout .22 at a pawnshop many years ago (serial number 216XXXF) with no box but both .22 LR and .22 WMR cylinders. Except for where I used the wrong screwdriver on the cylinder pin screw (yes, that was dumb, but it was many years ago) it has all the blue and I would consider a perfect finish on all parts. Original plastic grips and some scroll work on the bottom on the butt. Could you tell me when the gun was made and an estimate of the value? Bobby C. Monday Knoxville, Tenn. “Either Drive Or Draw . not BOTH!” Learn how to defend yourself from inside the car with help from Clint Smith’s Thunder Ranch DVD course. Three Course Includes: Concealed Carry Options Home Defense Vehicle Defense Two-disc set only $49.95 — Order Today: Your neat little Scout was first a: available with interchangeable cylinders after 1964 and was made BONUS until 1970. According to the 32nd Edition of the Blue Book of Gun Values, your Colt would be worth about $450, since it is nearly perfect and has both cylinders. A quick search at Gunbroker.com showed a gun selling near that price with a similar date of manufacture in similar condition at presstime. Yours was made in 1967, according the The Book of Colt Firearms by Wilson and Sutherland. (800) 628-9818 (M-F 8am-3pm PST) www.americanhandgunner.com/TRvids W W W. G U N S M A G A Z I N E . C O M 35

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