I picked up a Mosin Nagant M44 and a Mossberg .22 a few years ago and I just got around to shooting the M44 last summer. I'm not a crack shot by any count (I'm mainly a handgunner), but I couldn't hit paper from 25 yards. I shot fine with the .22 so it's not my eyes or my hands. I know nothing about the sights and I was hoping to figure them out once I got some holes for reference. Someone at the range told me that the M44s were sighted with the bayonet out so I tried that with no improvement (It's a novelty gun, so the bayonet stays.) I know Russian rifles aren't known for their precision, but is there something obvious I'm missing (besides the broad side of a barn)?