First time out with the mosin

Discussion in 'Range Report' started by Garadex, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    On thursday my dad, brother, and I went shooting my Izhevsk (sorry if I spelled that wrong) 91/30 made in 1943. It was mostly a function test but dang was it fun. It kicked harder than I thought, any recoil reducing accessories I can get? It was a good trip and my family and I all enjoyed it.
     

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  2. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    Limbsaver butt pads work well, or so I'm told, no shame in using one.

    Heck of a lot softer than steel. Nice rifle btw.
     

  3. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    Thanks; I really like it.
    Would the small size slip on limb saver fit the butt?
     
  4. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Either the small or medium
     
  5. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Cool. They can be fun. Shooting from a bench dies let you appreciate he much they do kick though.

    What type of ammo did you try? How was the accuracy?
     
  6. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The small is too tight, the medium works fine.
     
  7. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    There's a few online vendors who offer a M/N recoil pad for @

    9 $.
     
  8. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    I used MFS 174 gr FMJ; it was the cheapest I could find locally. This was more of a function test so none of us were going for accuracy.
     
  9. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    Is it a recoil pad or stock extender? I have found some cheap stock extenders but would rather have a quality recoil absorption system.
     
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  11. therewolf

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    I've found the rubber stock extender also increases the

    LOP, which is a big help if you're taller, with longer arms.

    I can't say if there's a "quality recoil absorption system"

    out there for M/Ns. If there is, it might double the value of the

    rifle, when you install it...
     
  12. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    I'm just gonna order a limbsaver. It slips on, adds an inch to the LOP and reduces recoil. Just what I need.
     
  13. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    I dont think any of my rifles with metal buttplates kick that bad... :confused:

    My 30-30 has more kick than my mosin....
     
  14. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    I only shoot benchrest and the next most powerful thing I shot was a 20 gauge with birdshot. I am sure with experience I will get used to it.
     
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  15. Durangokid

    Durangokid New Member

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    A quick fix until your pads come in. Use the sole from a shoe and duct tape it to the butt.:)
     
  16. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    Good idea but I probably won't go shooting again until after the pad comes in.
     
  17. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    Well the pad came in with some stripper clips today. Haven't shot it yet but here's some bad cell phone pics.
     

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