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Mosin Nagant M91/30

This is a discussion on Mosin Nagant M91/30 within the Rifles, SKS, AR, AK, Long Guns forums, part of the HandGuns, Pistols and Revolvers, Long Rifles, Shotguns, SKS, AK, AR category; Hey everyone I am looking for any and all opinions on an M91/30 Mosin? I have a chance to do some trading and wondering what ...

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    Mosin Nagant M91/30

    Hey everyone I am looking for any and all opinions on an M91/30 Mosin? I have a chance to do some trading and wondering what its worth is it a good bolt action? Do you have one or have you had one?

    I dont know anything about them really but am definitely curious and interested! I have done "some" reading but really just curious as to all my Prepper friends thoughts on this beast.

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    They are a budget weapon with a lot of history. Also some major hype. not bad to shoot . Do some home work some year model are better than others.
    But so low priced hard to go wrong.
    If you can not defend it, then your just holding it for the next owner.
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    The 91/30s are great rifles if your on a budget, they are generally pretty accurate but will probably need some sight adjustment. Mine will shoot 4" groups at 100yds with cheap surplus ammo from a spam can and iron sights which is about as good as I can expect with my eyes getting worse every year. Ammo is cheap so stocking up on it shouldn't hurt your wallet too bad. Just remember almost all of that spam can ammo is corrosive and you will need to be diligent with your cleaning after shooting it. Shortcoming of the Mosin 91/30 are it's overall length, the safety sucks, bolt handle is short and doesn't offer a lot of leverage to open the bolt, and stripper clips will require some practice to get the rifle loaded (there's also a specific way to load the stripper clips to avoid rim lock). Make sure if you buy a Mosin that you find a rifle with a good bore and check the crown to make sure it's not banged up. I don't own one of the carbines yet but either an M38 or M44 might make a better choice if portability is a concern. I think everyone should own a 91/30 even if it's just to make you appreciate a more refined bolt action rifle, no collection is complete without a Mosin or 3.

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    Yeah I wont be spending any cash at all if I get it it will be in a trade. Ive got other things I want to spend cash on.

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    I really like mine. Mine is stamped 1943. I love to explore the history of all my guns. Even the Glock has a very interesting story. The company not the gun. Any way back to the Mosin. I like to imagine some Russian soldier standing gaurd with my rifle. Freezing his butt off, but protecting his homeland from the nazi hoard. Hmmm kinda like us very shortly from the socialist hoard. Maybe in 70 years some old guy will imagine a similar fate of my AR-15. They go bang every time and are fairly accurate. Ammo is still reasonable and avalible. Another cool thing is most come with numbers matching stock, reciever, bolt, and bayonet. Never be collectable,but still cool that its all original after 70 years.
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    Back when they were selling for well under 100 bucks they were an awesome deal! Now a days not so much in my opinion even though thats the closest selection I could find in the poll.

    Today they are getting hard to find for under 150.00. Even then they are shooter grade rifles at best 95% of the time and well worn and used with very ho-hum accuracy. Yes there are a lot of things one can do to improve the accuracy but by the time you do most of those things you could have went out and bought a decent budget modern made bolt action with accuracy thats a bit better in most cases. Hence the reason I dont have as high of an opinion of them as I once did.

    In their stock form if they will serve your needs adequately and in most cases they still should, they are quiet the bargin still today!

    *They are built like that proverbial brick crap house! If you break one its becuase you were most likely straight up abusing it...not just shooting it. They are a very simple and rugged design and just the cats meow for hard use in extreme conditions, yet capable of continuing to chug along no matter how down and dirty things get. Im not sure any of my Remington 700's can keep up that pace for as long as Mosin Nagants have. Robust is the Mosin Nagants middle name, I am sure of that!

    *Accuracy is still plenty acceptable in all but the most extreme cases. Most that are capable of hitting a paper plate consistently at 300 yards can usually be tweaked a bit one Saturday afternoon and perform like a champ Sunday at the range. Thats MOD (Minute of Deer) or MOBG (Minute of Bad Guy) and aint that what we really bought it for if we are on a tight budget, like that of a struggling college student trying to prepare these days or someone newly entering the work force that doesnt have a corner window office yet?

    *The 7.62x54R is a hard hitting round very comparable to milder 30-06 or hot loaded 308 winchester. Its quiet capable of turning most things that would other wise be concealment into cover! For those that are reloaders, the bullet weights available range from 123gr all the way up to 200grs. That covers a lot of territory and a lot of situations. Yes there are brass boxer primed cases available although its not as cheap as other brass. But you dont normally reload it to near the intensity that most modern day rounds are loaded too so a bulk pack of 500 cases should last you a good while. Surplus ammo is still available and until the current ammo shortage in very good supply and at very reasonable prices! That bulk surplus ammo usually comes in sealed tins making them easily stackable and are perfect for long term storage!

    *If your looking for a hand out rifle then this one is hard to beat. For what one AR would cost before the current gun scare and price gouging I could have bought 4 or 5 Mosin Nagants. Its not as sexy as a AR but if you have 4-5 people shooting at you while your trying to assualt their position then you my friend will have your hands just as full as if there was one more additional person armed with a AR. Worse yet if you are the assualter, you now face 4-5 advesaries not just one that has to be neutralized. Thats a lot of pressure to put on an attacker, this was proven to me in Iraq and 'Stan by poorly trained insurgents that often ambushed us and made us have to launch a counter attack!!! Not fun! It looked a lot cooler on the Sands of Iwo Jima with John Wayne than it did in real life.

    The Mosin Nagant aint all that and a bag of chips...but it aint no chump either! Dollar for dollar its still a damned good buy for the money. If you need better than 3 inches at 100 yards though, you might want to invest your money in something else. If you want to mount a scope on it, then I think you could better spend your money else where on something with a little more accuracy potential, thats more conducive to having a scope mounted on it.

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    most of the deaths and injuries inflicted all over the world are by rifles in the $50 to $100 range. Just as I as a kid knew how to use Kentucky windage with my trusty "Red Rider" BB gun, these shooters know their weapons abilities and limitations. If I were to be caught up in an invasion situation and all I could scrounge up was an SKS $50 Woolworths clearance special. I would make it work. During the day I would smile and be compliant and at night it would be... unpleasant. I can be somewhat inconsiderate when properly motivated. I'm kinda funny that way.

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    Last edited by punch; 01-30-2013 at 11:58 PM.
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    defetnatly plan on having it sportized
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    Here in CA they are getting $300 for them now; its crazy. I have never owned one; as I've been a fan of the AR-15/M4 platform for many
    years since the govt. taught me that one. A few years ago I was building them with the cheapest parts for $550 so I couldn't see spending
    $125 on a bolt action like the Mosin. Now the AR's out here are $1200 and up so the $300 Mosin is all some can afford. I've been told by
    fellow preppers they aren't bad at all for burying with some ammo - for that I chose an SKS.

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    They are accurate and awesome!
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