Originally Posted by PathfinderAFW
Best concrete block killer that exists this side of 1K. Accuracy isn't like a 700: remember it's a old darn gun. Mine was 1943 and was plenty accurate for practical uses, just don't try and haul it through the woods!
Age has nothing to do with the accuracy of a rifle. I have an 1891 Argentine that will shoot 1 to 1 1/4" groups with my hand loads all day long. My Yugo M48 mauser will shoot MOA. My 1909 Argentine will shoot sub MOA, and my Husqvarna M96 Mauser in 8x57, made in the 1940's will shoot 1/2" groups consistantly. Mausers, which the Rem. 700 is a variant of, are made with more precision than the Mosin, and as a result are more inherently accurate. Most Mausers can be tweaked to shoot very accurately; Mosin's, not so much.