In a strange coincidence, after reading the thread on the Mosin Nagant rifle, I saw one at the range today! The guy shooting beside me had what I think was an old Mauser, and up the line a bit was the Mosin. The two got together to compare the rifles and they were nice indeed. The rounds were pretty loud and you could see quite a bit of muzzle flash. Everyone was praising the accuracy of the guns (and holding their shoulders!) Just makes me more determined to pick one up as I know where a few are at a good price!