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Got my first Mosin Nagant 91/30 yesterday!

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by crash32, Feb 10, 2008.

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  1. crash32

    crash32 Member

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    I was at the gun show and decided that I would try out the Mosin Nagant to see how I liked it (cheap ammo was a plus), and I'm glad to say that I love it!

    I almost bought the M44 since it felt better in my hands and I personally prefer shorter rifles, but I could not get over how the bayonet stuck out to the side. I thought getting the M44 and removing the bayonet, but have heard on how it was balanced with the bayonet on there.....so I decided to go with the 91/30!

    1)I am pretty decent with my rifles, but my rifle seems to shoot a bit high and to the right. Is there a way that you can make these Mosin Nagants more accurate?

    2)Also, needless to say.. getting the bolt open at times were a challenge. I read on here that it was due to the collinite. Can anyone shed some information on this. I tried to do a search, but got no specifics!

    I have a Saiga 12 gauge, SKS, Browning 300 Ultra Mag, Glock and it is always nice to have a new addition to my collection that is so different to shoot. Thanks for the information that you guys have here on this awesome message board!
     
  2. B100

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    shooting high is common, here's a link to some good info on fixing the sights & other common problems

    http://www.surplusrifle.com/
    Collecting and Shooting the Military Surplus Rifle (2006) - Surplusrifle.com

    if you want a really accurate mosin get an m39 from here, i have one that shoots 1 moa [scoped, handloads]

    http://www.gunsnammo.com/
    gunsnammo.com
     
  3. Vaarok

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    Congratulations!

    Shooting high/left means your rifle was likely sighted in with the bayo affixed, standard doctrine was to have the bayo on at all times, and the weight changed point of impact down/right. They were also often zeroed for 300m instead of 100, because then you only had to aim for centre-mass, rather than fiddle with the sights.

    Accuratizing is possible and easy, there's an excellent thread on Surplusrifleforum.com in the Mosin section. Depending on condition and type of ammo (every mosin has a favorite flavor, and no two identical rifles are the same in that regard), they can often do under an inch.

    Your bolt sticking could be a burr in the chamber, but more likely is cosmolene residue. Polish it out with a .410 shotgun brush in a power drill with some acetone or other solvent.
     
  4. crash32

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    Thanks guys for the links and information! I really did enjoy shooting the Mosin after the gun show. I am just nervous about the fact that I shot some corrosive rounds.

    I took the bolt out and sprayed every single metal part with Windex mixed with hot water.....hope this took care of all of the salt residues.
     
  5. transformerguru

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    Ah another one bites the Mosin dust :) He now has the addiction. Enjoy, and keep it clean if your shooting surplus/corrosive ammo.
     
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