Originally Posted by Mercator
Black. It's Thursday night in the Western Hemisphere
Step back and see a little humor in chasing old obsolete Russian and Chinese guns in the land where you can have the best of them all.
I can tell you a couple or reasons a lot of us baby-boomers have cases of these rifles: When we were growing up, the Soviets promised to bury us. We practiced duck and cover drills in school. Now, I play with their historical artifacts. It is a kind of **** you reaction.
These are factory refurbished bolt action rifles that are extremely reliable, and with a good bore and crown can shoot better than 99% of the riflemen who shoot them.
They are almost all war veterans of the largest and most viscous ground battles ever fought, and they prevailed.
They are quite fun and damn cheap to shoot.
There are many varieties for the collector to hunt for, and you can build a nice WWI/WWII collection without breaking the bank.
If I only wanted functional modern firearms, there would be no reason to have over three guns.