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whats so good about mosins?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by bigdipper, Nov 21, 2012.

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  1. bigdipper

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    I always see people talking about how much they love mosins so im thinking if i see one at the gun show im going to on saturday ill pick one up because they a relativly cheap and the ammos not a bad price either. But i would like to know whats so good about them and why every one loves them. Any info would be helpful
    Additional ?: what are the nagant revolvers just a revolver that was standard with a mosin rifle or what
     
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  2. M-Cameron

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    seems like you answered your own question.
     
  3. Gunnerboy

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    watched one of mine get run over by a road grader, i than went picked it up and fired it...... id like to see a modern age plastic/aluminum gun do that.
     
  4. Badlander

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    They must be great rifles. No matter what someone is looking for. someone will recomend A mosin. From squirrel hunting to dedicated benchrest rifle.
     
  5. TrickyDick

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    Mosins are not just awesome because they're cheap, but the fact that they're in the .30 cal range is good, and most of all (for me) is the historical signifigance of it. I mean, you're getting an original piece of military hardware, that has seen fighting since 1891, been through countless wars and conflicts all over the planet. Maybe the actual rifle that you buy may have not seen combat, but millions just like it has, and they all operate the same. Milsurp rifles are the backbone of gun ownership (IMO) I'm sure everyone at some point just had to have an original rifle from long ago sitting in their safe, Mosins just happen to be abundant and awesome. I would say it's just a must have for any firearm enthusiast.... In fact, i'm thinking of picking up a Nagant Revolver...just because..
     
  6. Casefull

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    They are popular because there are a lot of folks who do not care about accuracy or machined parts which fit together...also relatively inexpensive. For me I would rather have fewer firearms than more, poorly made firearms. We are going socialist so might as well buy a socialist designed and manufactured firearm.
     
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    It's fun, cheap, ammo's cheap, good for hunting just about anything, reliable, loud:evil:, recoils not bad. And it looks cool. What more do you want? Oh, and I do have one.:)
     
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    I've got quite a few and I'm probably a little biased. I think they're very underrated in many ways and overrated in a few. With a few exceptions, they're reasonably accurate. Some of the exceptions are wildly innacurate, but others are tack drivers. Finns especially.

    The 7.62x54R can do pretty much anything that a 30-06 or 308 can do, although bullet selection is more limited.

    To be revised and extended because I hate typing on an I-pad.....

    Matt
     
  9. OldMac

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    Cheap, powerful, reliable, cheap, simple, tough, and best of all, cheap.
     
  10. SilentScream

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    It's like that old Chevy/Dodge/Ford pickup you see trundling down the road, yeah it's not be the sexiest set of wheels on the road and it's got some rust and dings & dents, but it will get the job each and every time.
     
  11. TexasPatriot.308

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    proven rifles with a cult followin, if thats all you got, hunt with it. I just happen to be lucky enough to own some great hunntingg rifles, may get one some day for the hell of it.
     
  12. Sock Puppet

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    Carbine=Fireball. Do you need another reason?

    Most everything else has been covered, but this thread could go on and on and on....
     
  13. TurkeyOak

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    They are cheap, loud, historic, fun to shoot, and a hoot.
    Did I mention cheap.
    I used to take my .30-30 to the range to shoot but I usually leave it in the safe and take my $99 Mosin instead. It is $0.20 versus $0.75+ to shoot and VERY satisfying to shoot.
    My Marlin is a better rifle, and the first one I'd grab, but the Mosin is fun.
     
  14. Savage99

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    That Russian rifle is a significant part of history. It was the rifle that they beat back and defeated the nazis.

    Many brave people from that country put their lives and fate in their hands and that rifle was the tool they used.

    Russia is the largest country on earth because they can fight!

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXwBeoRAWrA&list=UUi0lcE0DgtL-_t-EgV0JaFQ&index=13&feature=plcp


    This was this year's "Classic Battle Rifle" match at our local Practical Rifle competition. We do this every August, while the match is open to anything, it centers around rifles "in service before 1946". There are a couple of us with Mosins in this vid, I'm at 6:32ish.

    I've shot just about every WW2 era bolt gun in this match, took 1st in the "manually operated" category with a 2A1 two years ago and 3rd with a K31 5 years ago....fun, fun stuff.

    All of us were shown the "tilt the top round up and push with it" trick after this stage ( as you can tell we were all struggling with charging )...felt DUMB after seeing how easy it was to load after that...:banghead:
     
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    I have to ask: how or why? Maybe I'm the only one, but I just can't picture a viable scenario in my head where my gun would end up in front of or under a road grader.
     
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    Nothing, they're cheap and that appeals to some folks. Nowhere close to being in the same league as the 1903 Springfield, Krag-Jorgensen, Mauser 98, M1 Garand, etc..

    As for historical significance, they were the perfect rifle for a conscript or thug army until the AK-47 came along.
     
  18. bainter1212

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    One reason I admire them is their ridiculous simplicity. Even a novice can disassemble and reassemble a Mosin. Sometimes simple is more reliable. With proper cleaning, a Mosin is probably THE MOST RELIABLE military bolt gun there is. Keep in mind these were made for illiterate, uneducated farmboys (and girls, in the red army). Also can be manufactured with a minimum of machinery. When its 40 below, muddy, snowing or raining, the trucks and tanks passing you throwing up mud, and you can't count past your fingers, you're gonna want a Mosin.
     
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    What other rugged, decently accurate, reliable, fun, historical, and just generally cool rifle can you get for a C-note (give or take)?
     
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    Mosin Nagants are certainly great rifles. I own most of the standard issue rifles from WWII (minus the Arisaka and 03' Springfield) and the Nagant is one of my favorites. It doesn't shoot the most accurate, isn't the most well made, but dang it's a lot of fun to shoot and will never fail you. For the price of the rifle and ammo it just simply can't be beat. Plus holding one in your hands and thinking of all those guys that relied on one just like it during Stalingrad or Kursk makes your heart skip a beat. I also have the Finnish M-39 variant and in my opinion there's not a better bolt-action out there. It won't hurt the wallet too much, just get one and find out for yourself ;)
     
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    The M1895 Nagant revolver was developed by the Nagant brothers out of Belgium, the same ones who contributed to the development of the Mosin rifle. It's rather unique in being a gas seal revolver. When you manually cock the hammer or begin to pull the trigger in double action the cylinder is pushed forwards to close the gap with the barrel, which naturally makes the double action trigger pull really, really heavy. It's not bad at all on single action though. It's also the only firearm ever made in 7.62x38R (the unique case aiding in the cylinder to barrel seal). It has a loading gate as the cylinder doesn't swing out, and you have to eject & then load the rounds one at a time.

    You can get one for only $100, which is pretty cool since it means you can get the Soviet's WWII issue rifle & sidearm for only $200. I've shot a fair amount of 32 S&W Long through mine, which is considerably cheaper than 7.62x38R, and mine is actually pretty accurate with 32 S&W hollow points.

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  22. nathan

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    Spend a little more and get the best on the Mosin design, the Finn M 39. You wont be disappointed.
     
  23. Kachok

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    What is so great about a Mosin? Good question, I will let you know when I figure it out :D I am less then impressed with them, accuracy is functional within normal hunting ranges but far from spectacular. The stock is crude and the trigger is gritty as sandpaper, the models I have shot are all long bulky and heavy, not something you want to stalk hunt with for sure, but it is one tough gun no doubt about it, built to last for a hundred years of abuse. It does not come close to my top 10 list but if I were on a super tight budget I would take one of those over a Rem 770 or some of the other budget guns out there.
     
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  25. sDot

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    I love my mosin. I think it's one of my favorite guns to shoot.
     
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