Originally Posted by Mercator
A rifle as long as the 91/30 must hit the POA at 100 unless maybe it is a smooth bore musket. Sober up fellows. There's no magic to the Mosin. Don't make too much of the double stamp either. The soviets were not as thoughtful and consistent in reissuing this rifle than the starry eyed American enthusiast wants to believe. The PU scope reticle is not centered, so moving it as you watch feels like a revelation. It was indeed a great tool in the field. The rifle was already obsolete when WW2 began. It remained in service not because it was exceptional, but because it was simple rugged and plentiful. I hope not to step on any toes but if I have forgive me for I am a friend of the Mosin not a foe.
Cept no one fielded a fundamentally better sniper rifle scope combo till the mid 1980's. In vietnam we cobbled together hunting rifles and hunting scopes. Not even the vaunted svd was a truly better system. The 03a4 garand m1d british enfield snipers all suffered from shoddy mounts optics or both.
The ruskies churned those things out purpose built in the tens of thousands and they flat out worked for the intended purpose. The worlds greatest ssuper power couldn't figure it out for another 60 years and honestly we couldn't produce sniper rifles enmass today like the russians did and have them combat rugged.
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Last edited by JonM; 10-09-2013 at 03:20 AM.