Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by savanahsdad, Oct 3, 2012.
Love the Mosin!
Thank you kindly.
1959 Chinese carbine I found sitting at the LGS for $150. Did its job admirably. Deer dropped right at the ladder to my stand. I love not having to track em down!
And to edit and add, I guess I'm the odd ball. Killed a buck last year with my M1A/M14 and a buck this year with my FN SPR. Neither would be considered hunting rigs unless your quarry is of the bipedal variety
I just ordered a moist from classic - can't wait.
I made a sight push tool in my shop out of tool steel and high grade 1/4-20x 1" socket head cap screws. Brown Bear 207gr soft points grouped roughly 2-1/4" at 100 yards rest with me doing my part. I was happy with that.
But, at 30 yards, my shot was a touch high, but not so much so as to be concerned. He ran 30 yards towards me and piled up a few feet from my ladder.
What Mosin did you purchase?
There are many threads to accurizing (not Bubba) the Mosin to wring every minutia of accuracy from it. Whether it be barrel floating, a trigger job, or testing to see if your rifle likes a bayonet when fired, it can all help.
I used heat shrink tube over my front sight to make it taller. Mine 91/30 shot high and right initially. I snipped off tubing so as to adjust my elevation in small increments. It worked, as I used the 91/30 two years ago to drop a 200lb doe at 175 yards and a dandy 8 pointer that same night at a little over 50 yards.
There is a user here, caribou, who knows quite alot about Mosins and tangible accuracy.
When I hunt at home with my farmer buddies you see some Weatherbys, 257 and 300 mostly. Some 7mags, a 7mm STW, 270's, and a few 300WM's. Their young children usually shoot 22-250's, 220 Swifts or something small. Weatherby of course, Sako and Remington rifles are common.
At the range I pick up a mix of stuff split between the traditional and the latest whiz bang whatever. Lots os WSSM's, 270's, 280's and a lot of 223's.
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