Author Topic: Norinco M305  (Read 877 times)

sonny

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Norinco M305
« on: September 30, 2017, 07:44:32 PM »
Anyone have one and if you do...thoughts??

I am about this >< far from getting one. ;)

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BruceW

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Re: Norinco M305
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2017, 02:04:12 PM »
Seriously considered one a couple yrs ago, couldn't find anything bad said about them.  In the end I just don't like that calibre.

sonny

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Re: Norinco M305
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2017, 03:29:30 PM »
Seriously considered one a couple yrs ago, couldn't find anything bad said about them.  In the end I just don't like that calibre.

A bonus with these is that they are not restricted and you could go hunting with these,lots of game have been taken with the .308.  ;)

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Re: Norinco M305
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2017, 03:58:53 PM »
Have one in a blackfeather stock with a Nikon on a casm mount. Love the gun and it's crazy accurate for a semi, heavy though

sonny

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Re: Norinco M305
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2017, 08:53:59 PM »
Have one in a blackfeather stock with a Nikon on a casm mount. Love the gun and it's crazy accurate for a semi, heavy though

That's what I like to hear... A happy shooter.. lol  ;D ;D

Still sitting on the fence but I'm really leaning in the "get one" before Trudeau makes em' restricted.

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Re: Norinco M305
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2017, 07:30:46 PM »
If you do end up getting one, you'll love shooting it. Tons of fun, but expensive as hell to play with, unless you manage to find some milsurp 7.62x51 or crazy deal on .308. It really chucks the brass and chews the crap outta the cases, so reloading might not be an option for your brass. Other than being heavy and expensive to feed, it's a great rifle!

sonny

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Re: Norinco M305
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2017, 10:10:07 PM »
If you do end up getting one, you'll love shooting it. Tons of fun, but expensive as hell to play with, unless you manage to find some milsurp 7.62x51 or crazy deal on .308. It really chucks the brass and chews the crap outta the cases, so reloading might not be an option for your brass. Other than being heavy and expensive to feed, it's a great rifle!

Thanks for the info and I'm sitting on the fence right now but I will most likely get one when I cash in my beer cans. ;D ;D

btw... did you ever shoot this stuff and what do you think of the price?
https://www.tradeexcanada.com/content/hirtenberger-762x51-fmj-308-win-surplus-ammunition-720rd-crates-free-shipping-offer

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Re: Norinco M305
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2017, 11:08:06 PM »
I've tried to order that Austrian ammo before and it always seems to be sold out. I usually use hornady steel match for small critters and Sierra gamekings for whitetails.

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Re: Norinco M305
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2017, 03:16:38 PM »
I looked at one on line at Marstar. Really got my interest, but just bought my Ruger so left it alone. I don't own anything like this but always thought a guy should have at least one in his collection. Looking forward to your report when you get it. (not if sonny :) but when you get it) I think we all know you better than that.

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Re: Norinco M305
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2017, 01:18:22 PM »
Well it was range day and..
The finish is way below our standards but it seems to be built tough.
Tough like a Ukrainian farm girl and weighs just about as much. :o Yup she's just under 10 pounds unloaded.This is not a rifle that you want to pack up a mountain on a sheep hunt.
It comes with two mags,a 5 rounder and a 20 rounder pinned to 5,stupid law. ::)
 Also has a cleaning kit in the buttstock.The front post looks tall and chunky but hey it works.It took me over two boxes of ammo to get it shooting good.Actually it shoots not to bad.
They come in either a 22 inch barrel or an 18.6 which is what I have.
Also picked up 3 battle packs (240 rounds each) of Hirtenberger surplus ammo.I was told not to use the 180grn hunting loads because it could cause damage to the op rod.
Anyways here's a few pics.  ;)

So on the fun factor I'd give it four **** out of five.My only complaint is that she's loud,really loud.Muffs alone were not enough.Had to use earplugs and then muffs over them.
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Re: Norinco M305
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2017, 02:50:49 PM »
Not bad sonny nice addition to the collection. Good groups for a non-hunting rifle.

sonny

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Re: Norinco M305
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2017, 08:30:02 PM »
Not bad sonny nice addition to the collection. Good groups for a non-hunting rifle.

Well I guess you could hunt with it if you wanted to,after all a .308 ain't no slouch.

But riddle me this..

Norinco M305..Black stock semi auto 5 shot .308win.... Non restricted.

Norinco AR-15 Black stock semi auto 5 shot 5.56 ...Restricted.

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Re: Norinco M305
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2017, 01:15:32 AM »
Looks good Sonny, good addition to the collection my friend.
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