Ive been looking around for a whyle for a cheap rifle to start out with, and I ran into (with your help) the marlin xl7, great gun for the price, but I kept looking around, being a russian and MGS fanatic I naturally ran into the Mosin-Nagent,
I know it probably wouldn't stand up to anything modern, but how is it otherwise, I heard the ammo is readily available, (7.62 x 54) and I could find one for around 200, is that accurate? how reliable are they, I have no problem with regular cleaning and maintenance but how (with a lack of better words) durable are they? is there anything I should stay away from?
I will only be using this gun for targets, Im no hunter
side note, my back yard is fairly wooded and I was looking forward to quoting "the end" (MGS) while I shoot targets