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Mosin-nagant rifle 7.62x54R
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steve19438    Posted 12-02-2004 at 12:51:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i was considering one of these rifles for plinking and ground hogs. after talking with the owner of the local gun i have changed my mind. the gun shop owner stated that the rifle is notoriously inaccurate. anyone have any opinions ???

screaminghollow    Posted 12-03-2004 at 06:58:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
The MN isn't a bad rifle for what it is. But like all military rifles, they were built for a certain use. Ie killing men sized targets within a few hundred yards, and able to stand up to the usual ignorant handling by peasants. While there may be some tack drivers out there, the acceptable tolerances in machine work,allowed quite a variation in accuracy. Not to say they are bad. But there are other rifles made with more purpose for accuracy. NEF makes a new single shot varmint set up in I believe 243 and/or 308 that comes complete with scope at some of the shops like Gander Mtn for $229.00. Back when I was doing more chuck hunting, I used a Savage single shot bolt action sniper rifle in 220 swift that I bought in 1985 at Green Top Sporting Goods, (North of Richmond, Va) for $250.00. Even had a bipod installed. With a 12 power scope that thing was awsome. On a good day, I could head shoot a chuck at 250 yds. On the other hand, if you are looking for a "trunk gun" as my Dad called them, an NM is the ticket. He always kept an old surplus rifle and ammo in the trunk of the car, for opportunities like woodchucks, wild dogs and the occaisional cat in the middle of the field. For whatever, chance unexpected hunting opportunity arose. In his case it was an old Eddystone Springfield in 30-06. It wasn't his choice hunting arm, but for those incidents that just pop up, when you are out on other errands and trips.

RN    Posted 12-03-2004 at 20:37:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Current price Nagant in Madison ,Wi- type 44 Russian Tula arsenal stamp $69.00. Same price for type 38 with bayonet. Bunch of old military arms showing up again, Yugo 59/66 with grenade launcher at end of barrel for $129.00 couple months back, SMLE #4s at $90.00. Good condition, fairly clean bores, usefull utility rifles- sold as deer hunter specials. With the timber around here 100-200 yard or closer shots normal, powerful enough cartridge. Cheap hardball allows some low cost practice and target shooting, get used to rifle before going hunting. Compare to Marlin 336 or Winchester 94 at $200.00 to 250.00 in 30-30, relative bargain. RN

marlowe    Posted 12-02-2004 at 17:32:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
your gun shop owner don't know any thing about the 762x54R they are equal to a 30-06 and are VERY VERY acc. good out to 350 yards and a lot of nock down power

RN    Posted 12-02-2004 at 16:46:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
7.62x54 ? I know a couple that have used them on deer, good shooters- Chinese manufacture, type 54?=to russian model 44, short barrel. Ammo handload using .31 cal bullets. Rubber slipon recoil pad used on butt, wifes stock shortened first. Another Guy used Finn model 28? .308 barrel version instead of .310, 28(?) inch barrel with scope- like old sniper rifle pattern. shot at 300 yard range, tight pattern, had taken 4 deer southern Illinois across open fields about 10 years back. Trigger had been worked to Finnish specs about 5lb long pull. He said it was modeled after rifle his uncle had used in winter war against Russians. Check ammunition- latest sporting rifle/soft point from Russia supposed to shoot 1/2 size patterns of military surplus. some surplus is steel case, cheap, not really reloadably like Finn Lapau or Norma cases. RN

talltines    Posted 12-02-2004 at 14:25:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
hi Mosin-Nagant are very accurate and hard hitting rifles. ammo is very cheap. they are a little on the heavy side but for the price of them they cant be beat. they do have one heck of a kick. Ken

Cosmo    Posted 12-02-2004 at 14:38:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
I second that KICK. I shot one twice a couple of weeks ago. That was enough. I don't see how anyone could stand to shoot one enough times to learn to shoot it accurately.

Dave Smith    Posted 12-02-2004 at 14:09:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I bought one about 18 years ago from Century arms for $65. All I have used it for is to blow holes in the burn barrel. Ammo is cheap from Cheaper Than Dirt. As to accuracy, I never tried it for that. It just hangs on the wall now.
Dave <*)))><

Salmoneye    Posted 12-02-2004 at 12:55:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Should be about all anyone could ever want to know from the links here...

steve19438    Posted 12-02-2004 at 13:18:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
many thanks!

PS.....    Posted 12-02-2004 at 12:56:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
My only opinion is that it is a gun...

So obviously...

I like it...

:-) LOL

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