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Old 09-01-2013, 02:05 PM   #1
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Question for you. I'm younger than a lot of you, 41, and I'm curious. Why does everyone seem to want Mosin rifles? What's the big deal? Is it because of your love of the Russians and their history? Is it a quest to own all the bolt-action rifles from WW2 (Arisaka, Mauser, Springfield, and Mosin)? Is it fear and preparation, that bolt-action rifles will somehow be 'okay' after Obama takes all the other guns? Is it that they are cheap entertainment AND good killing machines? Fill me in.

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Old 09-01-2013, 02:10 PM   #2
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Is it that they are cheap entertainment AND good killing machines?
There ya go. That 7.62x54 is a beast.
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All of the above? I think most pick them up because they are inexpensive.

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If you shoot one, you will understand. I own 3. A bonus for me is that it's truly a center fire plinker. You can't beat 440 rounds for 90 bucks.

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They are a part of history. They have markings all over to tell you some of the history of each rifle. To me, it has been fun to colect them, and find out what each little make is for. Theyare also a lot of fun to shoot.

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Why would you not want one? They are purdy, and as has been said, they're a beast to shoot ....and cheap.

Fun to refininsh also.



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My bet is it wouldn't fail you when you need it most and they've been war tested. I've got both a 38 and 59 carbine and love them. Besides the ammo being cheap it and can punch through most things, the only draw back will be how long your shoulder can take it.

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I guess you either like them or you don't. I enjoy shooting an 83 year old commie rifle in a hay field in the USA. And yes, I eventually plan on owning most of the WWII rifles.

Not too many reasons I can think of not to own a particular gun.

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M-N 91/30= $99
1903 Springfield= $990

Any questions?

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cheap deer hog guns. great plinkers. they just plain work.

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