Originally Posted by SSGN_Doc
You won't find M44s at quite the bargain prices any more. Same with M38s.
For the length of he 91/30, the balance is actually pretty good. I look at them as fun guns with some collector appeal, not really practical modern riflery.
At the price and quantity of available 91/30s you could decide to forget about collector value and chop the barrel to 20" recrown it and mount an optic if you are more concerned about a having a bargain practical rifle.
agree with you 100%. 75-100 year old milsurps are not modern rifles plain and simple. that said, from an open sight perspective
, I can get darn close to Remington 700-like accuracy with them. There are places I hunt that the Mosin is more than enough rifle (woods for example) and there are places I hunt that using the Mosin w/ open sights would be foolish (central Montana). There certainly is no disputing the 7.62 x 54R round.