I want a Mosin nagant and have pinned my choices to these two. As far as I see it: M44: Carbine size makes it easier to maneuver great in hunting but limits range a bit. It has worse recoil. Bayonet makes the barrel heat unevenly making the bullet "bounce" in the barrel reducing accuracy. 1891/30: Can make a great sniper rifle because of longer range. Longer barrel makes it harder to maneuver. Hard but not as bad recoil,making it a better range riffle. Detachable bayonet makes barrel heating even having good accuracy. I still have not made a choice which one to get. Note:I am looking for a cheap practical rifle not for historical value since I will mod the rifle.