GUN Should I buy a Mosin?

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  1. springy101

    springy101 When god comes and calls me to his kingdom, I'll t

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    At my local Big5 on Black Friday they have the M44 Mosin rifles with the fold-out bayonets on sale for 79.99. This would be my first rifle and would probably only be used target shooting. How easy is ammo to find for this thing and is it cheap?
     
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    Your Big-5 should sell commercial 7.62x54 but it can be expensive. Maybe $10 for 20 rounds

    Other option is to buy military surplus for $60-70 for 440 rounds. If you don't mind cleaning your rifle after you shoot it, go for the military surplus. It will shoot every time and be a lot of fun.
     
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    springy101 When god comes and calls me to his kingdom, I'll t

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    Are they fairly easy to clean? Like I said I have never owned a rifle before or cleaned a gun. Also, you get the military surplus ammo from a surplus store right?
     
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    yeah they are easy to clean...the surp ammo is corrosive though so you have to spray windex down the barrel right when you are done shooting it. Get a boresnake too...it is alot easier than a cleaning rod for a noob
     
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    I did check out the online options but after getting a license plus shipping it would be a lot more than just driving to the store. As for the recoil I'm 6'1 200 lbs so That shouldn't be much of a problem right?
     
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    Yeah for a 1 time buy its better to not hassle... you will want more than 1 though. Its just a matter of time, trust me ;) The license also gets your discounts at some online stores like brownells and midway.

    Actually yeah I think recoil is a problem for every new shooter if they're wanting to be a good marksman. You have to learn the basics of shooting like maintaining the right sight picture and pulling the trigger. If you get slammed every time you pull the trigger it gets more difficult to pull the trigger smoothly and properly without jerking it at the end because you're anticipating getting slammed again. You can still learn to shoot with a heavy recoiling rifle, and you can still have fun out plinking with it. Just be warned that if you're wanting to see nice tight groups on a target, it might be harder for you to learn to do that with lots of recoil working against you.
     
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    It's the fact that the round is pretty beefy and the gun uses a metal buttplate. I would get the lisc. I have gotten 3 guns shipped to my house and on a $100 order at places like Midway you will save about $15-20. It is well worth it
     
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    springy101 When god comes and calls me to his kingdom, I'll t

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    Would the longer 91/30 be a better choice then?
     
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    Bump for Mosin crew.
     
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    springy101 When god comes and calls me to his kingdom, I'll t

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    Also, is it easy to find a scope that fits on?
     
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    scopes suck on mosins.. leave it open sites.

    get the m38 unless you have a hardon for a bayonette
     
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    That I do.
     
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    Yes that is what we are discussing.
     
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    Do it. Mosin-Nagants are cheap rifles. 7.62x54R is still relatively inexpensive. As the saying goes, "Buy it cheap and stack it deep."
     
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    I may end up getting a m44 just to have a cheap bolt-action for the time-being until I get a nice one, maybe a savage fl10p... But I'd rather get the m38, but big5 doesn't have any :wtc:
     
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    I am seriously starting to hate the fact that we don't have any Big5's in MN. Fuck.
     
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    I was kinda mad that these were only $80, that is how much they usually are on any other sale. I was hoping for like $50 or something.
     
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    Alright, so I'm pretty set on buying this. Does it come with everything I need to shoot/clean it besides ammo? Or should i purchase a cleaning kit and a boresnake like the guy posted above?
     
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    A boresnake or .30cal cleaning kit should be under $20. No need to get both, I'd probably go for the cleaning kit personally. I have boresnakes but they don't get things really clean.

    If you're shooting military surplus ammo, try and clean it that day. Rust shouldn't be a problem as long as you do a halfway decent job of cleaning the parts. The barrel is chromelined too so that will help prevent against corrosion.
     
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    To do a good job of cleaning it will i have to take anything apart? Or do I just pull the bolt back and go to work?
     
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    bear in mind, if you get it from Big5, it is going to have a fuckton of cosmoline in it, and you are going to have to clean it out before you go to the range.
     
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    So I'm pretty sure it will have some scratches/scuffs/etc on the wood. Can i just sand it down and restain or is there a better process to restore it.
     
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    windex really? never heard of that
     

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