Originally Posted by nygunnut
bring a flashlight and inspect the barrel (if they allow you to) and remove the bolt to get a better view. most of these are wwII leftovers and were made and fired only a few times to sight them in. i own one and i shot it the day after i got it. so accurate. so smooth. you'll love everything about it.everyone says it kicks like a mule, and it hurts so much. dont listen to them. its not true at all. it kicks less than a 30-30. and even with the steel butt plate no bruise after 200+ rounds in a day
Agreed, I thought I was going to have shoulder pains after all the talk when I was looking for one.
I think the weigh of the rifle with all the metal and wood soaks up some of the kick, But its just a guess.
On another board, A gentleman said he would buy me an MN rifle if I hadn't purchased another one within the year...
I have 11 days left, I may have to let him know I am ready to take ownership from him
Looking for a Mosin Nagant.
Starting page 2 Army of 2 says it.
Best of luck with your MN!