Originally Posted by drboompa
As one gets older his eyes are not as sharp as before. At my age I need all the help I can get just to see the target. Optics seem to be the only way for me. I have an assorted collection of mil-surps (15) all in original condition but am considering optics on some of them for tired, old eyes. If you can't see it, you can't hit it!
absotivley! I don't see much reason to own a gun that I can't shoot unless it holds a special spot in my heart. My grandpas 8mm mauser,(spelled wrong I'm sure) one of my uncles had it sporterized and it can't hold a 20 inch group at 100 yards. Nice looking gun, but worthless to shoot. Buy a Mosin to keep history and buy another to shoot. If you want to bag on me for moding my mosin... go right ahead, I really don't care.