did you see the movie "enemy at the gates" ?.... a good movie.
the mosin-nagant is a rifle from 1891-1944. russian 7.62x54r
very accurate rifle. supposedly. this rifle was made for the peasants to proliferate communism. didn't work. very few parts. easy to take down and get ammo for. mine still had cosmoline on it from the packing crate...
Went to the local gun shop today after class and asked the guy at the counter about them. He said they were pretty accurate. The one that he showed me was long I belive it was the fifth one from the left on the picture you posted the link to. What caliber is it? Have you shot it yet?
BORN TO HUNT, FORCED TO WORK!!
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I got married and moved to California for a few years. while out there i purchaed a 7.62x54 old bolt action for $49usd. I left my 30-06 back in NH where i returned a few months a year to hunt and fish out of my camp in NH. The Russian rifle was my cheap california gun. I purchaed 500 rounds of the russian 203gr sp for 10cents each.
the first thing i did was get the scope mounts, vinal stock and 25 inch harris bipod. from cheaper than dirt. The guys out there were shooting 300yds zeroed in. and shoot 500yds at deer.I shot 1 box of 20 rounds to zero the gun in and after that i would hit a 1 gallon plastic milk jug 9 out of ten shots at 300 yds.. The damned thing was almost as acurate as my 30-06...03-a3. the only problem with that setup was the varnish on the russian ammo would stick the bolt after shooting 10 or so rounds and i would have to run a rag down the chamber. That old cheap looking piece of crap turned out to be the second best acurate gun i ever shot. (the 03-a3 is still first) We moved back to NH in 2004 and for some silly reason i decided to take my russian "Bear" gun into my bearbait for old times sake. I usually take the 06 with 180gr RN bear hunting. a 200 pound bear showed up and the hole that 203gr bullet made in that bear was shocking. they must use softer copper cuz the hole was the size of a grapefruit on the far side of that bear. the 180gr rn 30-06 leaves a hole the size of a small orange. Last month i dropped off 100 rounds of the 203gr russian stuff and had a reloader pull them and he is gonna put them in a 30-06 case for bear hunting. rent the movie "enemy at the gate"
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