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Old 09-01-2013, 07:37 PM   #1
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I'm saving up for a bolt action but I can't decide which one.

91-30 (ati synthetic stock and spray painted)

Remington 770 in either: .308 or 30-06

Or a .50 muzzleloader.


I really want a 91-30 because of the history and because of the light...ish recoil. I do need a muzzleloader more than anything, the one downside of muzzleloaders is the recoil. They kick "harder than an uninformed kid at the doctor's office on free flu-shots day".

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I'd say go with the 91/30.

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For the price the 91/30 is a good option. And ammo is still reasonably priced

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Why do you need the muzzle loader worse than the others?

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Assuming you don't want to start a Mosin collection,

if you were to want a practical Mosin,

all things considered, and you are looking for a

usable bolt action shooter, I would try to find

a super clean Romanian, Polish, or Russian M44

carbine. They are 8" shorter than the nearly 4'

91/30, which would be a clumsy alternative to the

competition.

My guess is a mint one right now, would cost you

around 300$. Verify unfired bore and matching serials.

Otherwise, I'd consider a Rem 783, or Savage Axis, in

30.06.

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Assuming you don't want to start a Mosin collection,

if you were to want a practical Mosin,

all things considered, and you are looking for a

usable bolt action shooter, I would try to find

a super clean Romanian, Polish, or Russian M44

carbine. They are 8" shorter than the nearly 4'

91/30, which would be a clumsy alternative to the

competition.

My guess is a mint one right now, would cost you

around 300$. Verify unfired bore and matching serials.

Otherwise, I'd consider a Rem 783, or Savage Axis, in

30.06.
I have a 1945 izchevex m44 except it won't eject spent shell casings. Yes I have polished the bore with some jb non-embedding cleaning compound (blue label) and a 20 gauge bore brush with 2 cleaning rod extensions chucked in a drill. It didn't help. I have some saved spent shell casings from a box of yellow tipped surplus ammo that I use to check it.
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The Mosin definitely does not have light recoil

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The Mosin definitely does not have light recoil
I'm 5'6 and the recoil from my dad's 1942 mosin doesn't bother me at all.
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Who said a 91/30 has light recoil????

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Assuming you don't want to start a Mosin collection,

if you were to want a practical Mosin,

all things considered, and you are looking for a

usable bolt action shooter, I would try to find

a super clean Romanian, Polish, or Russian M44

carbine. They are 8" shorter than the nearly 4'

91/30, which would be a clumsy alternative to the

competition.

My guess is a mint one right now, would cost you

around 300$. Verify unfired bore and matching serials.

Otherwise, I'd consider a Rem 783, or Savage Axis, in

30.06.
I have a 91/30 with a hex receiver. It was made at the Tula armory in 1939. I killed three deer with it last season. It consistently shoots sub 3" groups at 100 yards with Brown Bear 203 gr SP ammo. I managed to kill a coyote at 580 yards. I find the 28" barrel provides an excellent sight plane. You mean to tell me my rifle is not usable? Exactly what are the requirements for a usable rifle?
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