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Old 06-03-2011, 06:16 AM   #1
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Good stuff. Thanks Josh.

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I have a good friend who enjoys shooting his MN 91/30 and is actually pretty good with it. Not long ago he decided to shoot the gong I have hanging at 800 yds...three rds to get sighted in and he was ringing it repeatedly. Original iron sights. What a great rifle.

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Who said the Mosin was inaccurate? The reason I bought a Mosin was cause I read the Russian snipers in WWII were taking out enemy troops at 800 meters... I dont think I can even see 800 meters outta that 2.5x scope...

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Today i finally finished cleaning my new mosin and decided to shoot it from 50 yards with iron sites. My buddy brought his remington 700 with a leupold scope on it out too. We just shot from lawn chairs with shooting sticks and i ended up with better groupings then him. I dont know how many people will believe this but its true your mosin can be very accurate.

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Good post Josh, thanks. I recently acquired a M91/30 and have read a bunch of things about accuracy, factory sighting, etc so maybe this is a good place to get some input on what is fact and what is urban legend. For example:

I have read that the armory sighting of a 91/30 is about 6"-8" high at 200 meters. Reason given is that Russian troops received very little training, if any at all, during WWII and were told simply to aim at the enemy's belt buckle...Fact or Fiction?

Here's another, Russian military doctrine required the bayonet be affixed at all times, therefore the Mosin was designed so that the barrel harmonics were optimized for the extra 18" of steel forward of the muzzle. Shooting without the bayonet results in reduced accuracy...Fact or Fiction?

Anybody else have any to add, anyone able to set the record straight and separate fact from fiction?

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My 91/30 shoots about 2.5 MOA with iron sights at 100 yards and that is quite impressive for that rifle. The Russian requirement for accuracy of their weapons is if it hits the person then it is accurate

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Good post Josh, thanks. I recently acquired a M91/30 and have read a bunch of things about accuracy, factory sighting, etc so maybe this is a good place to get some input on what is fact and what is urban legend. For example:

I have read that the armory sighting of a 91/30 is about 6"-8" high at 200 meters. Reason given is that Russian troops received very little training, if any at all, during WWII and were told simply to aim at the enemy's belt buckle...Fact or Fiction?

Here's another, Russian military doctrine required the bayonet be affixed at all times, therefore the Mosin was designed so that the barrel harmonics were optimized for the extra 18" of steel forward of the muzzle. Shooting without the bayonet results in reduced accuracy...Fact or Fiction?

Anybody else have any to add, anyone able to set the record straight and separate fact from fiction?

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The belt buckle thing is true, though not for the reasons you were told. They were simply sighted to get torso hits out to about 350 meters without having to touch the sight adjustment.

Yes, they were sighted in with the bayonet mounted. Whether this provides more or less precision depends upon the individual rifle as the bayonet would act sort of like a BOSS system. However, in almost all cases it will change point of impact with the bayonet removed. Therefore, you should resight the rifle if you plan to do most shooting without the bayonet.

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