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Old 11-27-2013, 06:11 AM   #1
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my local big 5 is selling hexagon receiver Mosin Nagant for about 180 to 199$ but there also selling round recieviers for 130$ i think there both 91/30 why is the hex more desireable whats the difrence besides the reciever shape? Which is a better shooter? Is it worth getting a hex?

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Old 11-27-2013, 06:18 AM   #2
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No real major difference, the hex receiver is just a bit more collectible and slightly more desired by many. Plus, there just aren't as many of them floating around.

The fit and finish is usually a little better too, as the round ones are mostly war production.

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So they both perform about the same?

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So they both perform about the same?
Generally, yes. The tolerances and accuracy of these rifles are so loose to begin with, that it usually comes down to the barrel. Except in my case. My Mosin was a 1938 Tula that had more rust pits than Lyndsey Lohan has freckles. It had no visible cut rifling, just a texture to the bore that looked kinda swirled. It never produced a clean patch during cleaning time the entire time I owned it. And I also could not miss a soda can at 100 yards with it.

The accuracy of the Mosin Nagant 91/30 is sometimes pure luck of the draw. Wish I hadn't let mine go.
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If you're trying to round out a collection, it's worth getting a hex for historical sake...

Trip's right, the performance difference between the two is negligible at best...

If you just want to go BANG at the range, go with the round rec and spend the difference in price on a can or two of ammo...

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Chainfire would be a good member who's brain you could pick over on this subject too. IIRC, he's pretty passionate about the mosins.

Also, check out WWW.7.62x54r.net

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Here is a good site for Mosin Nagant information. The site also has a primer on selecting a decent Mosin Nagant. I paid a little more for my Mosin Nagant but I bought it locally and went through the inventory of several LGS before I found a rifle that suited me.

http://www.milsurps.com/content.php

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I own several round and hex receiver 91/30's, all shoot the same. Will they every have any collector value? IMO, No, not unless they were produced by Remington or Westinghouse.

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I own several round and hex receiver 91/30's, all shoot the same. Will they every have any collector value? IMO, No, not unless they were produced by Remington or Westinghouse.
Did Winchester make them too? Or was that the Enfield they were making under contract? Or am I completely lost?
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So they both perform about the same?
yes and no. depends on the barrel.

most all of em were rebarrelled after the war with war production barrels and then put into storage
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