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Finally got the Mosin to the range

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by TheDisturbed1, Mar 11, 2008.

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  1. TheDisturbed1

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    After reading about how that bayonet usually affects the "zero" for sighting in, I started with it mounted.. Somewhat unblanaced, But with it mounted, I did not have to touch a thing, It was dead-zero out of the box and I liked that.

    It was sunday, and a warm alaskan day (around 40*F), so the range was well packed and busy, so I used the dirty ice chunks on melting snow banks at the 100 & 50 yard lines where the state (they operate the range) plowed the paths to setup targets.

    Needless to say, I blew a chunk from the bank itself (hehe).

    It was mostly to plink, to get a good idea of where it shoots and how it feels, I probably shot over 50-60 rounds myself, My girlfriend got maybe 7 in before her arm hurt... lol

    I got video AND pictures:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=typixrIHlJQ

    Her getting a piece of the action :D
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    And me gettin' some too..
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    All in All. Great range day, my shoulder is STILL sore and that was sunday. DEFINATELY worth it.

    As some of y'all say, I'd be bitten by the Mosin bug.. Officially Addicted! Hooah!

    P.S.: Without the bayonet it sent rounds far to the right, have yet to figure out EXACTLY how the bayonet affects this....
     
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    but but but...

    I love my 91/30 :D
     
  4. jd46561

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    Its nice you had a great day at the range, but you should have moved the beer bottle out of camera range.:rolleyes: or was it root beer?.
     
  5. PirateRadio

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    Cool pics and vid!

    Good choice with the music for the vid! Rammstein is good stuff!
     
  6. TheDisturbed1

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    Good ol' Henry Weinhardts. It was Vanilla Cream. good stuff!

    Thanks!

    Yea, I saw a vid online with a Mosin going to Rammstein playing "Sonne", I thought "Moskau" would fit much better ;)
     
  7. KI.W.

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    Mr theDisturbed1, mayby someday You need real lowe, then.....
     
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    The intro with your girlfriend firing and then turning around to complain was priceless.
     
  9. Avenger29

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    I love my 91/30. I consider it to be a soft shooter- the weight definitely helps it.

    Also, a slip on Limbsaver pad, small size, helps, too.
     
  10. Halo

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    I love MNs. Shot my M44 some on Sunday and had almost forgotten what a thunderous report it has.

    You should pick up a Finnish M39 too. I'm going to try out my 1942 Sako (built on an 1896 receiver) next weekend.
     
  11. takhtakaal

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    Somebody needs to learn to use the sling. It's that belt-like thing that goes from one end of the rifle to the other and hangs down below it.

    :D
     
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    Mosins are a hoot...your girl friend complaining was great but I think if you got a slip on recoil pad and had her keep the rifle tight to the shoulder it would have been much better for her. Anyway FUN FUN FUN!
     
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    Nice to see another Mosin shooter in AK. You should try the Finns!
     
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    Nicely done. I had time to put 25 rounds through my M38 today after I broke in my Saiga .308, and for the first time ever (now hear this), I didn't have to use the mallet once! Heh. Cycled 25 rounds of two different kinds of surplus ammo, no problem. One was easier than the other, and I really need to figure out what I've got, beyond "oh, about 550 rounds" one of these days. One type is silver-tipped with a red line around the case neck and a dark copper wash; the other, which fed better, is an all-over "brassy-colored" wash.

    A gentleman a few stalls down from me was shooting his M91/30, and let me tell you, he was pretty good with it (I got a look at his target when I went to change mine out). Me? I've improved all the way up to awful, but making progress and having a good time.

    He had an interesting take on the sticky bolt: he said that when a lot of the Mosins were re-parkered, they didn't plug the barrel and ended up parkerizing the chamber into the bargain. I was all set to polish my chamber, and may yet do so on general principle, but it seems to be shooting itself into good behavior.
     
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    Nice Mosin Public Relations. Good job:) .Your girlfriend has character and that is super that she is interested in shooting (today my wife-not a gun fan...a music voice major-said "ok..buy it but don't tell me about it :banghead: :D).

    Your girlfriend could defend your home against both hungry bears and Memphis' professional criminals!

    But is the Mosin's trigger pressure normal in such a gun (still being somewhat of a beginner)?
     
  17. TheDisturbed1

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    haha I love my girlfriend.. After that first shot (at the beginning of the clip), I asked if she wanted to shoot again, as she was rubbing her shoulder she calmly said "yes.." :D
     
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    It's been a while since I've heard Rammstein. I'm going to have to dig out the CDs.
     
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    Now that's fun. You gal has some real spirit too!

    Brings back memories shooting on that range in 1996/97. Among other things, I miss living in a place where you can just drive out somewhere, set up some targets - or junk - and shoot.
     
  20. TheDisturbed1

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    South Cushman is an awesome spot...

    We once brought out a fridge and peppered it with an M44, WASR-3, .22, and a CZ-52.

    Talk about a blast! :D
     
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    Nice rifle. Everytime someone starts going on and on about their Mosin, I kick myself swiftly in the 4th point of contact for re-uping to stay in Germany. Right now, sitting in a nice gun safe at my folks house, is my Mosin, with only 40 rounds having been fired through it by me. Damn me.

    Enjoy your new rifle man. They're a joy to own.
     
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    I think the real question here is How in the Heck did you get the bayonet on?

    To this day I can not fix mine.

    Great guns!
     
  23. sarduy

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    what kind of mosin nagant do you own? tell me, so i can make a video to show you.
     
  24. TheDisturbed1

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    Okay. The bayo thing was kinda easy for me, I sprayed all the rubbing parts with Rem-Oil really good, and after taking on/off 5 or 6 times (it was REALLY stiff) its slaps on with massive ease..

    Theres methods to cut down the latch so it snaps on easier.. But I did'nt need any of that.

    Good luck!

    [the how-to is easy, slide over muzzle with slot fitting through front sight block, when down as much as possible, twist clockwise until you hear the latch click.]

    P.S.

    Y'all see that beautiful girl I identified as my girlfriend?

    Well, I can now say she is my lovely Fiance' :D
     
  25. Lon371

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    I love taking my daughter to the range. She is 5'5" 115lbs. She shoots my Mosin like it is no ones buisness. The guys at range come see what the boom was and see her shooting it is priceless.
     
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