Originally Posted by robertb6112
Well a mosin isn't better then a 700 or Winchester m70. But IMO and experience with pump rifles I would choose a Mosin nagant over a pump rifle. And corrosive ammo isn't a big deal to me.
The economics of the trade alone make it stupid not to do the deal, if you don't want a semi auto or pump gun so what, sell it and go buy 3 mosins. As far as I'm concerned a Mosin isn't "better" than anything, it is what it is, a cheap gun which shoots cheap ammo fairly well, it is a mil surp gun with a little historical value, they also shoot oddball ammo which is currently cheap and available but may not always be and they are somewhat heavy compared to most sporting guns. They don't even compare to any of the American hunting rifles as far as I'm concerned. I would consider any offering from Remington, Winchester, Ruger, Browning, Savage, Marlin along with the 1903 Springfield and the M1 garand or M1A to be "better" than any Mosin, but that is just my opinion.
What pump rifles have you shot and what was it about them which makes you hate them so if I might ask?