The ATI conversion kit requires cutting off your bolt handle and attaching another useing a socket head allen screw.
The bolt mod is kinda hokeey but you keep your same bolt body, the problem is shooting them lacquer coated steel cased rounds and gumming the chamber, now your yanking on a #10 cap head screw instead of the old steel bolt handle. which can eventually work loose when its been fired awhile, Best to buy the ATI scope if you want it to stay a scoped rifle this leaves some really huge ugley holes on top the receiver.
I'd suggest investing on a scout mount and long eye relief scope then you have a cheap scout rifle with floor plate and can load quick useing stripper clips, (you cannot load all 5 rounds in a Mosin mag and close the bolt on a empty chamber)the scope mount is attached to the front receicer by two #10 machine screws, the mount holes have to be done by a scope mount Jig and have to make abaolutely shure its straight or your goona be bumming bigtime, I paid $40 to have a gunsmith drill my rifle.
Last edited by Rex in OTZ; 06-06-2011 at 11:25 PM.