Originally Posted by tiberius10721
big 5 here in Turlock Ca has a mosin/nagant for 699 with a scope. Im not going to put down the nagant here on this forum but it will be a cold day in hell before I spend more than a 100 dollars for a mosin nagant. that price is just crazy and I noticed this has been in the store for a while.
That is liekly a real russian refurb. The 399 ones are ex snipers that have had a mount and scope put back on. The difference is that there is a lot of work that goes into fitting a real russian scope base and scope. They are zeroed by shimming or grinding the base for windage and screwed in or out for elevation.
Often in the refurbs the scope reticle will be up and down straight when holding the rifle straight. Thats not how the russians did it. In a real as issued russian sniper there is typical some cant to the reticle which is a by product of the scope not being directly over the bore. The shooter is supposed to cant the gun a bit leveling the reticle so the bdc can be used at any range
In the 399 models typically you see perfectly leveled reticles since they arent mounted by russian armorers but by some guy in america in a backroom using american boresighters.