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Old 07-13-2013, 03:48 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by sbeezy View Post
Tolerable to a point. I shot about 16 rounds through it and I decided to call it quits. Nothin a little ibuprofen can't fix though. I was considering trading my 91/30 with my friend if he buys the m44, but If the recoil's worse than the 91/30 I may reconsider.

I'll have to wear my winter parka out next time and get in the spirit of the gun.
IMHO, the M44s are worth it. GREAT little carbines.

Hella muzzle blast. The fireball with cheap ammo is


Really good for wild boar, with the built-in -bayonet.
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Old 07-13-2013, 04:49 AM   #22
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I'm just going to have to shoot my 91/30 standing up with the rubber butt plate to see how much it alleviates the kick. If it helps considerably I'll trade for the m44 and add rubber plate to that. To persuade my buddy to trade I informed him that he wouldn't have to deal with cleaning out all the cosmoline. Lol.

I think the m44s look way cooler.
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:22 PM   #23
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I can't shoot my Mosins from a bench, ESPECIALLY my t53. It just hurts too damn bad, I can maybe get 15-20 rounds downrange before my shoulder really starts hurting. I'm no wimp but damn do they really punish your shoulder. If you shoot it standing you will find that the recoil is much more manageable.
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:37 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by c3shooter View Post
The M/N, Mauser, and 1903 Springfield have roughly comparable recoil. My M38 HURTS!

Shooting one will also give you an appreciation for the THICK winter uniforms worn by Russian soldiers- recoil pads.
They did, of course, shoot them in the short, but hot, Russian Summers too. Shedding those couple of pounds of mass on that M-38 does make a difference.

What a lot of people may not realize is that when you go to the range, you will probably shoot a lot more rounds in a couple of hours than a soldier may fire in several days of busy action. Soldiering, even on the Eastern Front was far more waiting, walking and digging, than shooting. A good sniper may only fire five rounds on a really busy day, and probably average way less than one shot per day. In any case, during the war in the East, you would never notice the small discomfort of a bruised shoulder. An empty belly and forty below zero would take your mind of such minor ills.
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:38 AM   #25
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Unfortunately for me the range in gig harbor only allows bench, no standing. But i found that it helps some if you put the stock on just the right spot, but after 40 rounds i still had some minor bruising. I find the no4mk1 enfield to be far more pleasant, and accurate, for me anyways.
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