Originally Posted by Mercator
Can you please clarify, is one receiver type is more accurate than the other?
I haven't had the time to open my independent Mosin ballistics
research facility yet. But you'll be the first one I send the
published results to, when I do.
Through lack of substantial scientific evidence, reputations based on
the personal experience of thousands of Mosin shooters is used as
IME, both round and hex receivers are pretty much dead-on, the first
shot, with follow up shots being less accurate. YMMV.
But it might be misleading to assert that the M/Ns with the round receivers
have an equal value, especially in resale. While different receivers may be equal or
different in accuracy; it's a generally accepted FACT that a hex 91/30 with matching serials
has and keeps value better than the round receiver 91/30s.
Once again, if you are looking for a M/N that's a serious shooter, in today's terms, get a clean M44
carbine. Given the weight, price of accurate ammo, and cost for a really clean one, maybe a Ruger
or Savage is a better idea. If you are interested in making a well-rounded WWII milsurp collection,
then a 91/30, with the longer barrel, is probably a desirable rifle.