Shot my 91/30 today.


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cool45auto
August 12, 2003, 05:08 PM
I bought a 1943 Mosin-Nagant 91/30 last week. I finally got to take it to the range today. I could only shoot it at 30 yards because I was at an outdoor range and the back part was standing water from the rain. After 5 shots to see where this thing shoots I got the remaining 35 in a 2" circle on a silhouette target's head. Needless to say I was very happy. Man does that thing kick. I had shot my SKS before that and couldn't believe the difference. I have a nice bruise growing on my right shoulder.

So I can't wait to get a PU style scope on this thing so that I can finally have one like in "Enemy at the Gate"!

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Dave R
August 12, 2003, 05:46 PM
:D Sounds like fun. Let us know how it shoots at long range. A $10 slip-on recoil pad can make a big difference. Take it off when done to preserve the originality of the rifle.

Or, if your range has sandbags, rest the butt on a bag a save your shoulder.

cslinger
August 12, 2003, 05:51 PM
A $10 slip-on recoil pad can make a big difference. Take it off when done to preserve the originality of the rifle.


Geez Cowboy up. Recoil is fun, recoil is fun. The easiest way to get over the recoil is to go shoot something totally obnoxious so when you come back to that Nagant it is nothing but a pussycat in comparison. Think pump shotgun with 3.5 inch magnums or polymer lightweight 7mm rem mag.

Actually the recoil pad will do wonders if it really bothers you. I just kind of like recoil but then again I am little masochistic at heart.

Chris

4v50 Gary
August 12, 2003, 05:55 PM
Exactly why you scope it. More mass, less recoil. Long live the Motherland! Forward Tovarisch, onwards for the proletariat peoples!

cool45auto
August 12, 2003, 07:02 PM
Stalingrad! Stalingrad! :D

(rubs shoulder)

Redlg155
August 12, 2003, 07:48 PM
Recoil?

Wait until you shoot the smaller brother, the M44! :D

I find them a lot of fun to shoot. I prefer to stand so you can roll with the recoil.

Good Shooting
Red

DMK
August 12, 2003, 08:59 PM
I had shot my SKS before that and couldn't believe the difference. Set a 7.62x39 round next to a 7.62x54R round one day. :D

I use slip on recoil pads on all my Mosin carbines. It makes all the world of difference. You can really enjoy them without the bruises.

People always say "oh the Russians did use no stinken' recoil pads", but keep in mind, they also wore heavy battle dress with thick wool coats.

TIMC
August 12, 2003, 11:26 PM
I don't know why you all think the old 7.62x54 kicks hard. I don't think it's that bad. It's nothing compaired to my .300 UM. :D

goon
August 12, 2003, 11:56 PM
I find the 7.62x54mm to be quite tame in the recoil department.
Are you shooting from the bench?
I can understand why you would notice the recoil when sitting at a bench, but if you try shooting offhand, I think you will see a difference.
Be careful with the Mosin-Nagants.
You start out with only one, and pretty soon it's two, then three...

Greg L
August 13, 2003, 12:29 AM
Wait until you shoot the smaller brother, the M44!

But when you do make sure that you extend the bayonette. Not only does it shoot closer to POA but you can stick marshmallows on the end and roast them with the fireball that it puts out :D .

Greg

MagKnightX
August 13, 2003, 01:40 AM
I just got a 91/30 (1937 Izhevsk manufacture, Finnish capture) about 4 days ago. I shot 40 rounds through it the first night (had to share another 20 with my buddies) and I love it, but the recoil is a little harsh, considering that the only centerfire rifle I have shot before weighs 13 lbs. Granted, it's .45/70, but it uses cowboy loads while the rounds I got for the Nagant are big-mother hot-rod loads. So I wanted to get a muzzle brake, preferably detachable (even though it will cause the people in the stalls next to me to hate me :p) , but I can't find any good models.

I also would be interested in getting a PU scope, so if anybody has a good source for those, a turned-down bolt-handle (not one of those cheap little cut-off your-current-bolt-handle Bubba deals), and a mount, I would be very interested.

Anyhoo, you made a good choice, IMHO. Nagants are excellent rifles.

only1asterisk
August 13, 2003, 02:50 AM
Recoil? What recoil?

See the link marked Ignorance below!

David

DMK
August 13, 2003, 09:16 AM
Nagants are excellent rifles. Mosin-Nagants are excellent rifles, especially the Finnish ones! Take care of that baby, it's special.

Just be sure to call them Mosins instead of Nagants. The gentlman named Nagant only designed the magazine on the rifle and a firearm called a Nagant is one of those little Russian revolvers.

Kor
August 14, 2003, 02:34 AM
MagKnightX,

For Mosin muzzle-brakes: www.tapco.com, www.e-GunParts.com, or www.gunsnstuff.net

For the bolt handle: www.gunboards.com - look for the ads by "Jim the Boltman"

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