GUN Lettuce Discuss: Thinking about getting a Mosin Nagant.

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  1. Aero277

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    I've been looking around at the shops around town and there really aren't any deals on a cheap starter rifle, I couldn't even find a Marlin 60 :wtc:. I've been looking at them for awhile, and I'm thinking about picking up a 91/30 as a first. I know they've got quite a bit of recoil and probably aren't the best starter rifles, but I figured why not, unless WMD crew can provide compelling advice otherwise.

    Anyways, if I go with the 91/30, is there any consensus on from who I should get it, or does it not really matter? I've been looking at some from JG Sales, AIM Surples, and I know there are a ton more.
     
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    I wouldn't pick one for a starter rifle, they just aren't that fun to shoot. A starter rifle should be one that you find enjoyable to shoot, aren't afraid to pull the trigger on, and can learn basic fundamentals like trigger pull and sight alignment, a Mosin is not a good thing for that.

    My advice would be get something that is cheap, fun, and easy to shoot. Look for something in .22LR or .17HMR, virtually no recoil and you can focus on fundamentals rather than how friggin loud the thing is when you pull the trigger.

    Now if you just want a really loud boomstick, go right ahead. :)
     
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    :highfive:

    Thanks...Classic Arms was the other one I was trying to find.

    Yeah, thinking about it...I might just get one for funzies, especially because they're really cheap, but I know w/ the recoil I won't be able to get my g/f to shoot it more than once, lol. I think it'd just be a :cool: rifle to own and the surplus ammo is really cheap.

    Do you know of any good online shops w/ .22lr rifles for ~$175? Aside from youth crickets, the cheapest .22lr I found here was a Savage Mark II at Wal-Mart for 177 I think.
     
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    Dumpledore took those with him when he died

    cheapest one's in my area are $230 rugers at sports authority
     
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    I got my 91/30 off of Gunbroker. I also have it in a modern wood stock. Looks fucking tits and is a blast to shoot. :bowdown:
     
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    Should I go for a hex receiver or round receiver?
     
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    least expensive
     
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    I just bought one at the gun show this weekend.

    I've been too busy lately, but I am excited to strip the cosmoline. For 100 bucks, I don't think you can really go wrong with them.

    It will probably be taking next seasons deer as well.
     
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    Hit the local gun and pawn stores, you absolutely can find a marlin 60 for $100, $60-75 if you look harder. Shoot til you're happy and save your pennies for a more...refined...centerfire rifle.
     
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    I've looked around at the local gunshops, but I haven't given any of our pawn shops a chance...they're all within a 5-minute drive of each other, so I may check them out later this week when I get a chance.

    If I find a cheap Marlin for 75 or less, then I'm going to buy it and order the 91/30. :bowdown:

    Next stop hopefully is a handgun...but first I'll have to do some more research and clarify everything on the legality of a 20-year old being "gifted" a handgun or buying one FTF in Missouri..and then there's the whole Maine non-resident CCW angle I've been shown too. :o
     
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    I'm still kicking myself in the balls for not buying the 800 rounds of milsurp for $160 at the Tulsa show.
     
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    Don't get one, you can't handle it.
     
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    go pack coffee you faggot 3rd shift
     
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    Really doesn't matter too much. If you like the look, go for the hex. If you don't care, then either.

    Just know the Hex ones are older so the condition may be not as good.

    Also any of the Mosins made during WW2 are usually a little rougher then the Mosins made before or after. They produced them so fast they didn't care very much about how pretty they looked. :mamoru:

    Know some may be counter-bored. Again, not a big deal, mostly just if you care about it or not.

    I have a 91/59 and a 91/30. The 91/59 kicks like a son of a bitch but i love it. The 91/30 was made during WW2 so a little rough, counter-bored, but it groups well and fun as fuck to fire.

    Go for it if you want a cheap fun rifle. You can still find ammo cheap online though it isn't as cheap as it used to be. Note most of the surplus ammo is corrosive so the cleaning process is a little different then a regular rifle. A lot of good information on that online though.
     
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    Pack coffee? :rofl:
     
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    rofl tofl's
     
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    I routinely see old .22's for <$100 at my local pawn shop.
     
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    A Yugoslavian M24/47 was my starter. Loved shooting it. Milsurps are awesome. Get one.
     
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    I love milsurps I fucking loathe cleaning them.
     
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    those are the best ones. Your more likely to get a reasonable price at one if their all close cause there all competing with each other
     
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    Same here. Especially since I can't wait a day or two before I clean them.
     
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    I was planning on going after work today, but I guess they all close at 5:30.:ugh: Looks like I'll have to wait til Friday morning or this weekend. I'm really hoping to find a cheap 22lr. :x:
     
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    I hit up about 5 gun/pawn shops last week looking for a $60-70 marlin 60. I found a couple at $100 or a little over so even with people snapping up .22s right now it seems like you can still get the sub $100 plinker.
     

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