One stalking Picture. Have to take some more pics to share with you guys
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I've read that the safeties on Mosins aren't exactly the best suited for hunting use and that trigger usually weighs a ton. I'd sand down that sear; I got my mosin from about 11-12 lbs to a crisp 4.5-5lbs. That definitely helps with the accuracy.
If you're confident with the rifle, it's definitely a capable caliber.
The Mosin has possibly the worst safety ever. Since I'm not a Soviet soldier, I think I'd just carry it with the chamber empty instead.
The Mosin is a rough rifle for rough troops. Primitive, reliable, powerful, accurate enough. Sometimes very accurate.
It can be used by highly trained troops or poorly trained recruits
i was asked by a friend “Do they kick”. I told him “yes, like a mule” . An old question in a generation that thinks 300 mag. Is the best thing since sliced bread.
Last edited by RickFoster; 09-02-2019 at 03:10 PM.
I never use the safety when up in the tree stand on my '43 Izy Mosin. Makes too much noise when switching it on/off--plus its very CLUNKY. The rifle is very accurate with my reloads.
Rotary Mag Savage 99 lover
Model 336A/336XLR 24 inch barrel hoarder
Too many Marlins to list--especially the ones in 35 Rem
Lovin' life in a Red State and hope it stays that way
U.S. Army Retired (1984-2004) Yeah--spent time doin' the OEF/OIF thing
Paid a whopping $54 for my 1947 M44. Sold it for $250. Worth a lot more now. Had a Daryls scout mount site on it with a Burris 2x pistol scope. Very handy. Buddy of mine had a similar set up. He killed a 202 lb black bear with it from my treestand. He was a new hunter, it was the first thing he ever shot. I was in WV hunting deer and had to talk him through gutting it. The 7.62x54r will take anything in the US.
If everyone had left all the Springfields, Mausers, M1917s, P14s, SMLEs, and Mosin-Nagants as original then just think of all the wonderful hunting rifles that never would have been.
100 metres with 167 grain scenar. 8 shots. Turn your head 90 degrees left... 🙂. First 4 shot pic added too..
Last edited by MSiekkinen; 09-07-2019 at 10:25 AM. Reason: 4 shot pic
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