I have been looking for my first rifle and considering the Mosin Negant but I have heard that it's recoil is like an angry mule. How is its recoil compared to a 20 gauge shotgun with no recoil pad and buckshot? And has anybody shot it with any kind of recoil pad?
The Mosin is a lot of rifle for a first timer. I am a big advocate of the 22lr. Everyone should own one of their own. As far as recoil goes...the mosin is similar to a 30-06. However, most 30-06 rifles that you buy today have a nice rubber recoil pad on them. The butt of a Mosin is metal. I dont mind recoil. But I put a slip on recoil pad on mine. If I shot it the way it was I would bruise up my shoulder after about 20 rounds or so. Didn't really bother me much. But just plain freaked out my wife when she saw me take my shirt off.
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Its not bad but is much more than a 20g. When i first got mine i went and shot 70 rounds right away and was fine but after going to the range a few days ago i shot about 250 rounds my shoulder is still a little sore. It was just to much fun to stop shooting lol. They are great rifles i was hitting a head size target at 300 yards 8/10 times with just the open sights.