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Old 10-15-2012, 02:40 AM   #31
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7.62x54mmR, all I know!

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I have killed a few moose with this round. In a 180 gr loading, it hits like the hammer of Thor.

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How difficult would it be to mount an optical sight on one?

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Picking up my 7th or 8th this week from a bud.

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There are several different options for mounting a scope. One mounts on the rear sight and the other requires drilling and tapping of the receiver and some bolt mods. I did the second and added a Timney trigger (which cost more then the gun) and now have a nice shooting, accurate, very long and heavy Mosin but only have a total of about $200 in to it. Off a bench with Winchester 180 gr SP I have gotten 2 out of 3 holes to touch at 100 yards. IMO if you order one you are rolling the dice because many of these were abused but many were not even issued. I would go to a place where you can choose between several and don't be afraid to take your time. I have seen them both ways. Know a kid that picked one up, spent the money on a glass stock and scope mount before he ever shot it. His is a nice looking piece of junk. 12 inch groups at 100 yards. Oh, the safety sucks if you are going to use it for hunting. That's the main reason I spent the money and time on a new trigger. The Timney has a safety on it.

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Pay attention to the bore and crown when inspecting them. Many are worn at the crown, and have been backbored. The older hex receivers cost a little more, but have a better reputation for accuracy.

Surplus corrosive ammo is available for cheap- 80-90$ per 440 round spam can. Several commercial brands are currently made, too, but at commercial prices.

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Heck, if you corner the market, you can set the price lol

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Picked up another box of Sel/Bel reloadable brass hunting rounds last week. Now have about 200 boxer primed cases to play with. There is a video on converting Berdans to Boxers. You leave the primer in place and drill out the center. Supposed to work fine--will find out soon.

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Holy cow man!, I've been kicking around the idea of getting one, talking with my wife about it she even said "that's cool! why don't you order one" I should probably jump on that but I'm still uncertain about it, think I'd rather wait till I can pick one in person.
Definitely pick one out in person.

You gain a major advantage in rifle quality.

I was lucky, in getting a mint M44 as my first. But it

set the tone for my other Mosin acquisitions, and now

I have a nice quality selection of good condition M/Ns,

all with matching serial #s.

Much of what you see in the difference between

the "internet cost" and a LGS, on a M/N is shipping

and FFL fees, which are hidden, in the "only 89.95$!"

till you are ready to actually send it to your FFL.
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Ok guys I know I'm leaving myself open for a public flogging here but the Mosin is a chapter I seem to have missed in my shooting career.
I have seen these things around for many years now, sometimes at ridiculously low prices and my first thought was "now thats a seriously ugly rifle"! I hear they are good shooters but so are many others so my question is what is the fascination with these ugly guns and why should I add one to my collection? This is an honest inquiry so please go easy as I'm old and sensitive.
Simplest answer:

They are just fun to shoot.

Maybe it's lower expectations.

Maybe it's the robust, simple, easy design.

Maybe it's the fireball, and blast of the cheap ammo.

I don't know.

I do know I got my first, thinking, ehhh, I'll fire half a dozen

rounds through her, and throw it in the safe. I wound up shooting

80+ rounds through her that day, got a black and blue shoulder,

and it's still my favorite rifle...
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