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I'm thinking about trading my mosin nagant 91/30 for a Remington 4700 30-06 to use as a deer gun. I've herd good and bad about the 4700 any thoughts?
 

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It is a 7400. They are good guns. Not great, but good. I have a 7400 Carbine and a 740 rifle (slightly older design). They work, but are not made to be shot thousands of times. For a deer rifle, they are fine.

Tacticool accessories available including stocks, high cap mags, etc. Accuracy Systems does some pretty cool things with them.
 

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You mean a 7400? Not a bad gun but not impressively accurate. Make sure to clean it really well and keep it so. Go by the intro section and tell us a bit about yourself
 

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My BIL has one in 30-06 and I have shot MOA with it using my handloads, which suprised me. I think they are decent guns. I would trade a Mosin for it. Not a carbine but definately a 91/30.
 

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Is the Remington a pump rifle? If it is I wouldn't trade a mosin for it
Your thinking of the 760 woodmaster. Now why do you think a mosin is a better rifle than an American icon???
 

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Look at it this way your trading a 120 milsurp for a pretty good around classic rifle you won't find under 350 dollars if anything trade get the 7400 then go buy another mosin and be a happy with TWO new guns to in enjoy at the range
 

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Trade , trade trade. You can buy another cheap average moslin for way less money. Meet the guy at the range and fire a few rounds from both.
 

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Look at it this way your trading a 120 milsurp for a pretty good around classic rifle you won't find under 350 dollars if anything trade get the 7400 then go buy another mosin and be a happy with TWO new guns to in enjoy at the range
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I just got the 7400 it looks great! I'll post a range report once I take it out. Thanks for the advice everyone!
 

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Marlinman said:
Your thinking of the 760 woodmaster. Now why do you think a mosin is a better rifle than an American icon???
A friend of mine has nothing but pump rifles and I really dislike them I would choose a mosin over them any day. Just because it's a $100 rifle doesn't mean it's junk.
 

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Remington 7600 or 760 is far from junk, they are one of the more popular deer rifles around here 4 guys in my hunting group have them including myself, they are available in many good calibers and they are lightweight and far more reliable than the 7400 as far as I'm concerned, the autos are nice too but as Robo pointed out they aren't made to battle rifle type standards and over the years if you shoot a lot you will probably need to have a couple trips into your local smith.
 

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A friend of mine has nothing but pump rifles and I really dislike them I would choose a mosin over them any day. Just because it's a $100 rifle doesn't mean it's junk.
I will make one comment about this and I'm out of it mosins are crapy guns that you have to take completely down and clean it the way you do a mosin and on top of that most of the ammo are corrosive and makes it a pita to clean but lots of people love them alright but i prefer good ol American rifles like the rem 740 7400 750 7600 700 win m70 model 94 and so on
 

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I will make one comment about this and I'm out of it mosins are crapy guns that you have to take completely down and clean it the way you do a mosin and on top of that most of the ammo are corrosive and makes it a pita to clean but lots of people love them alright but i prefer good ol American rifles like the rem 740 7400 750 7600 700 win m70 model 94 and so on
Well a mosin isn't better then a 700 or Winchester m70. But IMO and experience with pump rifles I would choose a Mosin nagant over a pump rifle. And corrosive ammo isn't a big deal to me.
 

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Well a mosin isn't better then a 700 or Winchester m70. But IMO and experience with pump rifles I would choose a Mosin nagant over a pump rifle. And corrosive ammo isn't a big deal to me.
Like i said I love good ol American rifles because that's what I grow up with and I would trade a mosin for a 760 in a heart beat but that's me and everybody has different options
 

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Well a mosin isn't better then a 700 or Winchester m70. But IMO and experience with pump rifles I would choose a Mosin nagant over a pump rifle. And corrosive ammo isn't a big deal to me.
The economics of the trade alone make it stupid not to do the deal, if you don't want a semi auto or pump gun so what, sell it and go buy 3 mosins. As far as I'm concerned a Mosin isn't "better" than anything, it is what it is, a cheap gun which shoots cheap ammo fairly well, it is a mil surp gun with a little historical value, they also shoot oddball ammo which is currently cheap and available but may not always be and they are somewhat heavy compared to most sporting guns. They don't even compare to any of the American hunting rifles as far as I'm concerned. I would consider any offering from Remington, Winchester, Ruger, Browning, Savage, Marlin along with the 1903 Springfield and the M1 garand or M1A to be "better" than any Mosin, but that is just my opinion.

What pump rifles have you shot and what was it about them which makes you hate them so if I might ask?
 

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The main reasons I traded were mosin was to heavy, to long (hard to maneuver in a deer blind), and it has a weird safety. The 7400 that I got is 5-6''over half the height it has a normal safety and is MUCH lighter. The mosin was a pretty good rifle I have to admit, but it just want very practical for the application I needed it for.
 

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I have used my 91/59 carbine mosin to hunt and its lighter than some modern rifles. It has a 20'' barrel. If you cant find quality non corrosive ammo to hunt with its because you didnt look. I can get S&B 180gr for less than $20 a box and its good ammo. The safety is weird but easy to operate, at least on the three I have. If you do shoot corrosive ammo and think its a pain to clean your just lazy. It takes about 2 min. to take 2 screws out, take the bolt out, and run water down the barrel and chamber. After that clean as usual. I have killed deer at 200+ yards with mine, as far as Im concerned its a pretty good hunting rifle for less than $200. Im just sayin.
 
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