Going for an older cheaper war rifle which would you choose? Accuracy? Any suggestions
When you say ammo is cheap you mean easy to find too? Loltexaswoodworker said:Mosin Nagant generally has 1-4 MOE (1"-4" group at 100 yards). Ammo is cheap and plentiful.
Steyr ammo is harder to find, and more expensive. Not sure about the accuracy. I have heard they kick pretty hard.
Personally, I like the Mosin since that is the one I have experience with. At the price you can get them, why not get both?
You can usually find 7.62x54mmR for the Mosin for about $90 (plus shipping and taxes) per 440 round can.When you say ammo is cheap you mean easy to find too? Lol
Thank you for your help I've decided on the mosin but I can't find it at any LCg and online makes it 50$ moretexaswoodworker said:You can usually find 7.62x54mmR for the Mosin for about $90 (plus shipping and taxes) per 440 round can.
8x56mmR for the Steyr is a little over a dollar a round and can be a little hard to find at times.
The Steyr also was chambered in 8mm Mauser (8x57mm), and 8x50mmR Mannlicher. The 8mm Mauser can be found pretty easily for a low price, but 8x50mmR is rare (did a google search, couldn't find any).
The 8x56mmR is the most common chambering for the Steyr.
If you get the Steyr, I recommend reloading to bring the cost of ammo down unless it's a 8mm Mauser. If it's an 8mm Mauser, your good to go.
Bud's Gun Shop has some listed right now for $129 or so. It's a great price with how hard they are for people to keep in stock of late.Thank you for your help I've decided on the mosin but I can't find it at any LCg and online makes it 50$ more
Well you could buy an old carcano. They usually run about $100-$150.Can't find anything in stock under 200 thought they were 100 guess before this Obama crap! Any other war type rifles that are cheap? I love the history of them, but I also want something to plink around with!?