update. i went back to the range with both guns yesterday and shot ok. i didn't adjust the sight on the mosin, i just shot it with bayonet attached. i was going to move it, but then i decided that when there was hammering around the barrel involved i might do better to let someone with experience do that. or maybe pick up one of those front sight adjustment tools if i can find one. for now i'm just gonna shoot with bayonet attached.
here's yesterday's two best groups (same distance, same exact ammo as above):
not too bad for iron sights. however, i am starting to realize the 3-5 inch group is about the best i'm gonna do through these types of sights.
so since i have the mosin that can perform as well as the rem 700, i decided to go ahead and get a scope for the remmy. this way i could have my iron sight fun with the milsurp rifle, and have the rem 700 for longer distance accuracy.
on the way home from the range i stopped at a outdoor store that i like and they had one of those nikon prostaff scopes that i've read about in here. after hearing good things about it and checking out a few of what they had it seemed like it was a decent mid price scope so i picked it up, along with a boresighter to help me get it sighted (goodbye tax return
i have it mounted in the leupold mounts that came with my gun (will post a new pic in the rem 700 thread) and i boresighted it. i just need to go to the range now and fine tune it.
if i get some good weather and make it out to the range soon i will post another update.
oh, and to answer this real quick:
Originally Posted by LotzORemmies
Hows the action? Nice and smooth?
no, not really. they're known for having really stiff actions. there are a few things you can do for that tho, but i haven't done them. it's usable and ok (it got some soldier through WW2), but i would by no means describe the factory action on a mosin to be "nice" or "smooth"...