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Fathead00 03-11-2013 01:43 AM

Mosin Nagant yes or no?
 
I've been seeing alot of people talking about this rifle. Our friend is buying his 3rd one. We own an AR15 and a Rem 721 30-06. So, my question is should we have a Mosin Nagant in our collection? Also, are the Mosin Nagants at Cabelas for $150 a good deal? Thank you for your info on this topic

bluez 03-11-2013 01:45 AM

I havent bought one yet but those surplus Ammo prices are tempting...

c3shooter 03-11-2013 01:53 AM

First, the cartridge is in between .308 and 30-06 power range, so it has some legs.

When the Soviet Union went to semi autos and autos, they took the bolt action rifles, ran them back thru the factories for what was basically a tech inspection and rebuild. They then glopped them in Cosmoline, and put them into Emergency War Storage.

45 years or so later, realizing they were not going to use them, but needed cash, the Russian government put them on the market. Shiploads of them, apparently.

You can't buy a .22 for the cost you would pay to buy this decent 500 yard rifle. They are crude, heavy, and made to survive being handled by a Russian peasant that had never seen anything more complex than a door hinge. And they did.

When I first got mine, I paid $70. Price IS going up. At that amount, why not. 2 years ago i bought a lifetime supply of MILSURP ammo. Paid 6 cents a round, in sealed cans.

JonM 03-11-2013 01:54 AM

its a great rifle. long as the barrel isnt shot out and its in good condition they ones your looking at should be fine. condition of the stock isnt an idicator of the condition of the metal.

ive got 4 of them a snipe version an m44 and two 91/30 full length rifles.

walmart where i live stocks 7.62x54r winchester whitebox softpoints.

good condition 91/30's out shoot most cheap budget deer rifles

Gatoragn 03-11-2013 02:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Fathead00 (Post 1171614)
I've been seeing alot of people talking about this rifle. Our friend is buying his 3rd one. We own an AR15 and a Rem 721 30-06. So, my question is should we have a Mosin Nagant in our collection? Also, are the Mosin Nagants at Cabelas for $150 a good deal? Thank you for your info on this topic

Got a flyer in the mail yesterday that said Cabela's was putting them on sale for $119.

Devin556 03-11-2013 02:12 AM

I bought one about 4 months ago and I love it. They are great rifles, and the the price of them and the ammo are just added perks. They also make ways of making them more modern for people that aren't in to the old milsurp look or a rifle you can pole vault with.

Jpyle 03-11-2013 02:48 AM

Best $120 you can spend while keeping your clothes on. :p I currently have 2 91/30s and just picked up a Chinese Model 53, a clone of the Russian M44 carbine. As others have stated, they are lots of fun to shoot and the ammo is cheap, not .22lr cheap but then again no .22 is going to shoot clear through a steel plate at 100 yds. :D Then there is the general badassness of shouldering a 4 foot long rifle with a 18" spike bayonet on the end, did I mention the fireballs?

JonM 03-11-2013 02:52 AM

One other thing.

If i had to choose betwen ruger scout ruger american savage axis remington 770 winchester anything all current production i would prolly take the mosin.

Devin556 03-11-2013 02:52 AM

Yeah the muzzle flash is awesome. Especially when the sky is just starting to get dark.

longunner 03-11-2013 03:00 AM

YES YES and YES buy one, buy two, buy three, buy a fourth and sporterize it! Mosins are great rifles just make sure you have a clean bore. Cleaning off the cosmoline is kind of a PITA but its oh so worth it in the end :cool:


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