i can't decide on what gun to get

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by randy420, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. randy420

    randy420 New Member

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    I'm saving up for a bolt action but I can't decide which one.

    91-30 (ati synthetic stock and spray painted)

    Remington 770 in either: .308 or 30-06

    Or a .50 muzzleloader.


    I really want a 91-30 because of the history and because of the light...ish recoil. I do need a muzzleloader more than anything, the one downside of muzzleloaders is the recoil. They kick "harder than an uninformed kid at the doctor's office on free flu-shots day".
     
  2. LeadSlanger

    LeadSlanger New Member

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    I'd say go with the 91/30.
     

  3. JayCody

    JayCody New Member

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    For the price the 91/30 is a good option. And ammo is still reasonably priced
     
  4. LeadSlanger

    LeadSlanger New Member

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    Why do you need the muzzle loader worse than the others?
     
  5. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    Assuming you don't want to start a Mosin collection,

    if you were to want a practical Mosin,

    all things considered, and you are looking for a

    usable bolt action shooter, I would try to find

    a super clean Romanian, Polish, or Russian M44

    carbine. They are 8" shorter than the nearly 4'

    91/30, which would be a clumsy alternative to the

    competition.

    My guess is a mint one right now, would cost you

    around 300$. Verify unfired bore and matching serials.

    Otherwise, I'd consider a Rem 783, or Savage Axis, in

    30.06.
     
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  6. randy420

    randy420 New Member

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    I have a 1945 izchevex m44 except it won't eject spent shell casings. Yes I have polished the bore with some jb non-embedding cleaning compound (blue label) and a 20 gauge bore brush with 2 cleaning rod extensions chucked in a drill. It didn't help. I have some saved spent shell casings from a box of yellow tipped surplus ammo that I use to check it.
     
  7. longunner

    longunner New Member

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    The Mosin definitely does not have light recoil :confused:
     
  8. randy420

    randy420 New Member

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    I'm 5'6 and the recoil from my dad's 1942 mosin doesn't bother me at all.
     
  9. ctshooter

    ctshooter New Member

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    Who said a 91/30 has light recoil????
     
  10. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    I have a 91/30 with a hex receiver. It was made at the Tula armory in 1939. I killed three deer with it last season. It consistently shoots sub 3" groups at 100 yards with Brown Bear 203 gr SP ammo. I managed to kill a coyote at 580 yards. I find the 28" barrel provides an excellent sight plane. You mean to tell me my rifle is not usable? Exactly what are the requirements for a usable rifle?
     
  11. dteed4094

    dteed4094 New Member

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    I would assume the carbine Mosins would have noticeably more recoil due to the weight difference but I also think the recoil of the Mosin is hyped due to its slightly elevated report and the fact that a large percentage of those relating stories of extreme recoil are from somewhat novice shooters. The fact that they are so inexpensive would explain why they are the first gun to many that are new to the shooting arts.
     
  12. LeadSlanger

    LeadSlanger New Member

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    Yup! That's what I was thinking.
     
  13. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    NO, read the post AGAIN, I said "At 4 FEET, the 91/30 is

    a more clumsy alternative to the competition."

    As in, difficult to find a rifle case for, difficult to properly

    store in a car, hard to hump through the woods. I have a

    91/30, too. Given a choice, I would use a carbine to hunt.

    They're shorter, easier to carry, for me, just as accurate.

    I DIDN'T SAY YOUR RIFLE ISN'T USABLE. BUT, thanks for

    putting words in my mouth.
     
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  14. JayCody

    JayCody New Member

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    It would really depend on what you would be doing with the rifle. For hunting the m91/30 seems a little awkward to carry because of its length. as others have said the savage axis is a good choice.