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Choosing a Mosin ~~LOL!!~~

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by caribou, Apr 16, 2013.

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  1. caribou

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    The wife and I have been at our doings, and shes been doing the shooting.

    She put her PU to the test, Head shots on Arctic Jacks at 300 yards all the do da day........
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    Seals are on her mind, we saw one up, but unfortuanatly only 500 yards out from the sons house,, lying on the sea ice, but bad form for shooting so close near the village, as bullets that hit or miss on ice often ricochet, so I watched her shake he head and laugh....maby a buncha PU Seal's soon though, the weathers gettuing mucho better.....or a Brown Bear.....and some more Caribou.
    Shes actually shot quite a few Caribou as of recent, though we could use some more for drying while the suns up 19 hours and the weather breezy and in the mid teens, and no flys, so perfect drying weather for sure....

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    She caught this guy with her M-39 and over open sights, a perfect shot up the pazzuza!

    I dont think she has a preference yet, but time will tell. I shot a Pentax digital :D
     
  2. JVaughn

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    That must have been an awesome trip! I don't really hunt much; but I love the cold and always wanted to go to Alaska. I'm a little afraid if I found myself out there with a snowmobile and my rifle, surrounded by ice and snow and the quiet, I may just decide I had all I need and never go home.
     
  3. Scooter22

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    Nice shooting! But you know those Moseens are crappy Rusky scrap.;) I only have about 25 of the various models. I'll take a Finn or 91/30 over a Mauser any day. Just are more accurate.
     
  4. mo_dingo

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    How many Mauser's do you own? I love their action!

    But Mosin's are awesome, just picked up a M39!
     
  5. Motega

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    that second pic is the biggest rabbit I've ever seen :what:
     
  6. Scooter22

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    "How many Mauser's do you own? I love their action!" Hey how do you "quote" a post?

    Ahhh, not sure off the top of my head. Multiples of: M95 Span, M38, M96 Swedes, M93, M1903, M03/38, M38 Turks, M48 Yugos, M24, M24/55, M98-22, Czechs, German 1898 LR, K98,.... I think I'm forgetting a couple. I've shot allot of Mausers along with my Mosins. For stock rifles I and my son can shoot more acurate with the Mosins. The sights are better.
     
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  7. WardenWolf

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    That would be an arctic wolf. Not a rabbit. I have NO idea why she'd be hunting wolves. Seems wasteful.
     
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  9. Cosmoline

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    They're not endangered and yes you can certainly hunt them. Their fur is about the warmest around. You guys watch too many nature shows.
     
  10. I6turbo

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    :what: Algore the scam artist said that we're down to about the last two polar bears and a hand full of artic wolves, all the rest are already dead because of the fumes from American SUVs. Now you got me wondering if he's just flying around in his jet and telling lies to gullible suckers just to make himself filthy rich??? Algore wouldn't go that, would he??? :eek:
     
  11. Sam Cade

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    IIRC, The OP is a subsistence hunter.

    That wolf hide will feed his family.
     
  12. Robert

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    Yup, Caribou lives up near the artic circle year round. Takes a bit more to survive up there than it does down here where we can run to Wal-Mart for food and clothes. I would not be too quick to jump on him for feeding and clothing his family anyway he can. And it is legal so no issues there either.
     
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  13. caribou

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    Global warming is happening, even though Algore says it is from so n so, it happens to be VERY true that it is happening, what ever is causing it.

    We happen to have 325,000 Caribou in our herd and as many Wolves as needed to keep the herds healthy and disease free. Wolves are in no way endangerd in Alaska, they were never wiped out so reintruduction problems and lies havent been a problem, nor has there ever been a lack of Wolves here to Hunt.
    The one pictured was one of 7 and the wife made some great shots.
    As well, we tan and cut up, then sew what we catch,to use, wear or sell, as its how hunting makes $$ for things that only $$ buys.
    Regardless, we are subsistence Hunters Fishers, Gather'rs and trapping/hunting Fur is part of our way, and none are wasted.

    When Fall comes and the ice is thin and darkness is 21 hours of our day, we will sit and tan, cut and sew. My wife sews tradional Inupiaq eskimo Clothing and we enjoy a good living this way....if we cant sell it, we can use it.
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  14. WardenWolf

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    Very nice, Caribou.
     
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    Caribou,

    Awesome stuff. Do you ever sell anything direct to people in the lower 48?
     
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    I've been watching that show Yukon Men on Discovery (or maybe NatGeo, anyway) and I gotta say that is some tough living. Not sure it that is something I'd want to do, but I've been spoiled by easy living. Caribou and other arctic subsistence hunters/fishers/trappers have got to be hardcore. I have got to respect that.

    I always enjoy Caribou's threads. Great pictures as always
     
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    I know it was a goddang wolf I was kidding. I was educated on the size of the hares though- at least twice as big as I imagined them!
    Good for you on the wolf. I get the feeling some people think you just step off your porch every day and see a wolf and they don't understand the hours of biting cold and work that hunters put into ANY game especially one so wary.
    I'm generally not into predator hunting but a hunter that wants to take a wolf with the proper tags has no reason to be criticized because it's not your thing.
     
  18. caribou

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    I know theres no offence taken :D

    This Wolf will be shown on a show that starts in May Lifebelowzero but they start in Dark Winter, during freeze up , when were all ready to stay home and tan, sew and set whitefish nets, so its an odd start to a show, and after a few episodes of them following us around weve got something we like allright. They filmed it all up to us doing a "quick and dirty" skinning to lighten the load, as it was freezing solid while the filming was loseing light, leaving on the paws and head and some meats , but tonight the wifes removed it all, the flesh, paws and skull and its a very clean , very nice hide.

    We have always gone about our ways, weather some one approved or not. The Wolfs back legs meat actually was used to bait my traps.The hairs do not allow frost or ice to adhear , so the stuff can be brushed off easily with no damage to the garment, and ice wont be held to your face.A fur ruff also breaks the wind,and you wont freeze your face and nose as much with yourruff turned up, as deep cold isnt bad, its that frikkin' wind that cuts through it all.This is important here in the Arctic, and we trim clothing with Wolf, Wolverine and Polar Bear for those qualitys. The claws make great necklaces, the skulls get 50$-75$ and my wife can cut and sew it into about 1,500$ worth of ruffs, trims, mittens from the heads and mukluk tops from the leggings, as well as a brush or kids ruff from the tails. We dont sell raw skins to a fur buyer, we tan and make 'stuffs', and the value is much more and fewer Wolves need be hunted.


    Once while awaiting a transfer flight in Portland we had a lady in the airport resteraunt tell the wife in a bitchy way that in HER day, they would spalsh that fur (her Wolverine trimmed fancy Caribou fawn parkee) in paint.
    My wife told her if someone threw paint on her she would kick their donkey, sue them for the damage and spend the money on killing all the animals it takes to make a new parkee and then pray over every meal those animals would provide for God to forgive such an idiot.
    Wow, that lady started to cry and my wife ignored her with a smile.

    Still a Mosin Nagant is the sweet Rifle she used to get 'er done.
     
  19. Bobson

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    I gotta get me a Mosin. I always heard they aren't too accurate, but obviously I heard wrong.

    Awesome thread as always, caribou. Thanks for sharing it. :)
     
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    You guys are hilarious. Making stupid people be quiet restores my faith in humanity.
    People can say what they want about man made fabrics but until you've used natural stuff like wool and down and fur you just don't get it.
    We haven't eaten store bought meat in 15-20 years - all venison and assorted woodland creatures. And we don't buy venison (never would support farming game animals for a variety of reasons, it's even worse than regular livestock production) even in restaurants).
    I tried tanning a deer hide once. I was trying to soak the hide to tan with hair off and didn't even get past step one. It's an amazing skill. Bravo!
     
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    Evidence that speaking ignorantly and rudely to a lady who can shoot a wolf, skin it, and turn it into something useful may not be the wisest path. Good for your wife.

    Delightful pictures. Thanks for posting.
     
  22. Outlaw Man

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    Those are awesome pics! Looks like a fun hunt, and good shootin' by your wife. Everyone should have a Mosin, though few actually use them to survive.

    My biggest fear, too. I honestly don't know if I'm tough enough to make it, but I'd have fun trying...until the frostbite and starvation set in.
     
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    god I love thr what a treat it was to read this thread thank you:)
     
  24. Swampman

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    caribou do you mind my asking what sort of ammo you use in your Mosin for the various critters that you and your wife hunt?
     
  25. caribou

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    I had a preference for steel Czeck LPS or hand loads, shes always shot brass and has quite a stockpile (alomst 1,000) of emptys to reload. She strores her stuff at her brothers and they have been toying with some load, hopefully perfecting one.
    About 10 years ago I got ahold of an antique reciverd Sako M39 7.62X53r, nothing of that type cartridge is sold in this country, and handloads were all I could do to shoot it, and thats what it took. If I wanted milsurp to go in, I had to force the handle down a bit, so that was out.

    Back a year ago I was trying out unique in 12 gr small game loads with cast bullets, was pretty cool and effective.
     
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