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Old 02-25-2012, 06:11 AM   #1
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What would you hunt with it and what ammo you would you buy

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Old 02-25-2012, 06:44 AM   #2
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When I used to hunt with my old m44 nagant I just put any soft point I had in it. The 7.62x54mmR is a powerful round that sports a lot of lead and it expands pretty well so any SP is fine.

I ended up trading my m44 for an old lee enfield a few years ago tho.

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Old 02-25-2012, 09:40 AM   #3
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No, there are literally millions of good guns and calibers out there, mosins are trash.

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Mosin aren't trash... everyone has a gun they swear by my old man swears by his 7mm rem mag if it walks this earth (at least north america) he thinks he can take anything with it. Mosin are good rifles, simple, reliable, and easy to fix if anything does go wrong with them. A 7.62x54R soft point has enough power and metal to it that you can hunt pretty much anything with it. I took a hog at 120 yards give or take with it put him down one shot, white tale no problem take them down no problem, bigger game might be a problem just depending I've never hunted moose or elk or brown bear or anything like that really but from my experience you should have no problems with it.

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*sniff* is that crack I smell?
Mosins very much are NOT trash, gun snob. They are damn good rifles, reasonably accurate considering probably over 90% on the market have survived at least one world war while being used by Russian conscripts who probably rarely cleaned them. Built like tanks. Still in use today against our forces in Afghanistan. They have been used to take almost every large animal on the North American continent, including polar bear. Mine has such a dark and pitted bore it's unbelievable, yet still holds minute of soda can groups at 100 yards

With a soft point bullet, they will take anything. I wouldn't use milsurp ammo, just because of it's lack of expanding capabilities.

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No, there are literally millions of good guns and calibers out there, mosins are trash.
Hey troll- you willing to run across a field while some one shoots "trash" at ya? ( no, this is not a threat, just making a point)
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Instead of calling a mosin trash a more accurate discription would be to say a mosin was a Russian military bolt action rifle mass produced for their military. In original military configuration they do not make the best deer rifle but the fact is at a 100 yards they could easily take down a deer. I dont own a mosin but if it was going to be my primary hunting rifle I would change the trigger on it ,reload my own ammunition for it and install a scope on it and I bet I would have a pretty decent hunting rifle. I think people who call old surplus rifles trash show that they just are not very informed about what they are talking about. I own 4 8mm mausers and I can tell you that at a hundred yards whatever Im shooting at is one dead f##$er. Ive had many a day at the 100 yard rifle range where I have out shot newbies with scoped rifles with my k 98 mauser with iron sights. I think Ill purchase a mosin just to see what i can see how it shoots.

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No, there are literally millions of good guns and calibers out there, mosins are trash.
You stand 400 yards from me. I'll use 1 182gr cartridge. Afterwards we can talk. 500,000 Germans can't be wrong.
My 1st hunter was a sportered 1916 GEW '98. I would get looks and chuckles from the less wise. I out shot a guy w/ a .30-06 700 and a leupold scope w/ an everything original rifle w/ a cut stock and a Lyman receiver sight.

You are incorrect sir. Every firearm has merit. To degrade one is just ignorant.

BTW, They are rifles.
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What would you hunt with it and what ammo you would you buy
Vermin, Deer, hogs, Elk, Moose. Very capable round. For deer sized game, 180..203gr sp ammo.
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WEll! humph! If it isn't bright, shinny, with a hi-tech plastic stock, and hasn't got electronic gadgets hanging off of it, and doesn't cost $3000.00, it must be junk.....(at least that is what I read on the internet)

Over 20,000,000 made, over 60 years of production, over one hundred years of service. Someone should have told Mr. Mosin and Mr. Nagant, before, that their rifle was Junk in 1891 and all of that wasted production could have been avoided.

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