What do you think of these Mosin stocks?

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Jim NE

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Hi. I've never taken the plunge on a Mosin Nagant, but these stocks look like something that could make the rifles more appealing to me. I know that the appeal of Mosins is traditional aesthetic and historical for many people, but this stock looks like it could make the gun more comfortable.

Anyone try one? Own one? Looks like I could still get into the whole outfit for under 300 bucks, including rifle. Thanks for your input.

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/...ucts_id/711016440/Accessories/Stocks++Forends
 
I've handled one, it actually felt really good. I've seen that early models needed modification to the trigger guard area, and the mags weren't terribly reliable, but I believe they fixed it. The one I shot seemed to feed just fine.
 
IMO for the price of the rifle and that stock you could get a used savage or something along that line and have a significantly better firearm. Mosins are crude and their appeal is historical in nature, any new hunting rifle will be much more accurate and easier to operate and you wont ruin the value of a mosin.
 
IMO for the price of the rifle and that stock you could get a used savage or something along that line and have a significantly better firearm. Mosins are crude and their appeal is historical in nature, any new hunting rifle will be much more accurate and easier to operate and you wont ruin the value of a mosin.
I think maybe you're right. If I already had a Mosin and didn't like the stock, then it might make more sense. Also, it looks like this stock is fitted on a carbine, from the photo. Those would be more money still.

Thanks for the input, guys.
 
I think you're missing the point of this stock.

What other .30cal rifle can you find surplus ammo for under $0.25/rnd and take to the range and shoot all day? But the Mosin stock kinda sucks and isn't a great fit for many people. This stock also have the ability to easily change from free floated barrel to a system with known points of contact for the barrel which can increase accuracy with the cheap rifle. Oh and 5 or 10 round magazines?? Yes please.

A good shooting Mosin can make for a good cheap deer rifle with PPU or S&B ammo (or handloads) but it can also be a much cheaper range toy. Still a fair priced range toy (or battle rifle should the need arise) if you buy this stock.
 
I could also modify a ford F-150 to be a ford pinto..... or just buy a pinto. For what one would invest in "perfecting" a Mosin for hunting, could pick up a new savage for the same price and spare the Mosin from a hacksaw. You'd be better off having a rifle re-chambered for a different cartridge, like the 7.62x54R. I'm not a purist, per se, but I just don't see the need to destroy a rifle for something it could do unmodified. I hunt with my mosin as is, no mods, and it works great. Just please be careful when modifying a Mosin, research its origin and history before mangling it. It would be a sincere shame to destroy a Finn or Remington, etc.
 
Plus, I know the archangel stock is a simple bolt on, but you still need to remove the stock rings, which don't really go back on once removed.
 
Yeah, I'm thinking I may forgo this route. Even though Mosins are common and inexpensive, they still have historical significance. The stock looks really cool, but unless I had a Mosin with a cracked or busted original stock, I'm not sure it would justify the modern replacement.
 
While I can see the use of slapping a Finn M39 in the that stock, due to the possibility of increased accuracy, I cannot bring myself to spend that kind of cash on a Mosin. I'd rather have another 91/30 for the same price. By the time you purchase a Mosin, this stock, a scope mounting setup (either bolt on or drill/tap) and a decent trigger, your in the $500 range. Problem is, its a $500 Mosin... $500 will buy a modern, quality rifle that will shoot better, have a warranty and be noticeably lighter. A marlin XS7 for example is superior to a Mosin in every way except maybe durability (I'd take a Mosin as a survival rifle over any modern bolt gun) and it only costs $350. Yes, Mosins shoot less expensive surplus ammo, but the savings margins are getting smaller every day as the surplus quantity lessens. We said the same thing about 8mm Mauser's, they were cheap to shoot at about 8 cents per round, now that same corrosive surplus is 50 cents per shot.

Bottom line: Its polishing a turd. Putting lipstick on a pig. A Mosin is a cheap warhorse, not a $500 rifle (except sniper, rare variants of course). Pass on the upgrades and either buy a nice modern rifle or 2-3 more Mosins.:)
 
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