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Old 10-28-2012, 04:37 PM   #11
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Ok ill try again...
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Those are the places that I bedded my stock with cork. No impressive results, but need to shoot some more before I am sure. I suspect other forces of nature may be involved. Seems when I shoot for an extended period, the groups open up. That seems to me, that the barrel is wiggling around when it's hot, still. Or, because I am older, taking the recoil for thirty or more rounds is actually tiring, and I am not shooting as well as when I started the round. I still shoot the pattern of ; five rounds, not impressive group, the next five the same, the third five, tight, almost all touching, the fourth group the same, and all groups after getting progressively bigger. Taking me and my shooting out of the mix, how did Soviet troopers make any hits at distance, after periods of continuous firing? Or was mass fire the name of the game? I have already heard from someone out there that Snipers made most of their kills from short range, and I assume fewer rounds were fired Any old Soviets out there with the answer?

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Old 12-08-2012, 05:46 PM   #13
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I've found that all of my Mosins are pretty much

dead on with the first shot, before the barrel heats

up. The test, for me, is accurate follow-up shots.

My 91/30 is nice, but IMO, the M44s are truly

something special.

BUT many ranges won't allow you to use your

rifle with a bayonet extended...

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The Mosin-Nagant series of rifles were war weapons, not target rifles. Minute of German at a couple of hundred yards was the accuracy considered "good enough." You can find 91/30s, M-44s, M-91s, or M-38s that are spot on, but generally they are just mass produced average shooters. The Finns did some really good alterations to the basic Mosin Nagant which produced rifles more competetive with the Enfields or Springfields. A Finn Mosin with a good barrel will outshoot all but the finest riflemen. A good M-27, 28, 28/30, M-39 or even a Finn 91/30 is a pleasure to shoot, and their groups can be impressive.

If you can find a [SA] marked rifle, Finn built or Finn altered, you will have a quality shooter.

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I just walked in from putting 20 rounds through my 91/30. I wouldn't trade anything for it. Heck, I ain't got but 125 dollars in it, and it came with the cleaning kit, ammo pouches, and bayonet. I haven't quite figured out how to get the bayonet on yet though.

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A bayonet that will not go on is not unusual. One of mine had to be filed out a bit to fit on without becoming a permanent installation.

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Yeah I can get it all the way to where the barrel is flush with the end of the hole and it stop. It only likes about 1/16 of an inch of going on.

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Get an M-44 cause it's FUN!!

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I've found that all of my Mosins are pretty much

dead on with the first shot, before the barrel heats

up. The test, for me, is accurate follow-up shots.

My 91/30 is nice, but IMO, the M44s are truly

something special.

BUT many ranges won't allow you to use your

rifle with a bayonet extended...
I don't have that problem because my little Mosin is a 38. Have to shoot it more often to see if he is more accurate than his bigger brother. I haven't shot it much because I am no fan of the muzzle blast and flash. The barrel looks brand, but the stock is shot. I also heard that because the barrel length does not consume all the powder charge, the left over flash can burn the muzzle end of the rifling. The police use our county range, luckily the issue of a bayonet won't draw discerning looks from that crowd when I do shoot the 38
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If you want accuracy, Quit screwing around with the Russian Mosins and go get a Finnish one!!

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