Originally Posted by sagenodland
Thanks for the help how much are the sniper variants and how much more accurate are they?
The mosin snipers were picked off the regular rifle production line because of superior fit and smooth teigger pull. A real as made in russia by the russians sniper runs about 700-800$ a "sniper" that got tosed together by someone in the states is around 300-400$.
The difference is that the real ones were fitted together with the reciever and mount trued to each other with the rerticle of the scope inline with the bore.
The problem with the american put togethers is at extended ranges the bdc dials wont work properly because no one here has the machine tool jigs and technique the russians used to true everything up.
My opinion: if your not going to buy a 800$ mosin and want ascoped one just get a regular one and install a no-gunsmith mount and use a modern scope. The pu sniper scope is NOT an easy scope to learn to use. It is very unforging and proper parralax is very dependent on the shooter getting the exact same eye relief up down left right forward and back.
My mosin sniper with a good batch of ammo is sub moa. My nonsniper is about 1.5 to 2 moa with good ammo. I spend a LOT of my shooting time using iron sights