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my brother wants to get a mosin nagant from fleet farm for target shooting plinking deer hunting if he ever goes up north or just for shooting coyotes if its the nearest gun and probably a protect my life gun. i know how they were used in ww2 as sniper rifles and infantry rifles. i know the are finns and soviets. i know the finns are better and i know there are occtigonal recivers to and those are also good. also i know there are model 91s ( the long ones) the m39s (the short ones) and the 44s or 41s ( the short ones with flip open bayonet.) the ones they have there are 91s ( the long ones) and im pretty sure they are soviet not finns but how do tell the difference and how much are they? i know that the ones they have are $100 on sale but they are otherwise between $110 and $120. mainly i just wanna know is it the right gun or is it not i also know the ammo is very cheap also there are many bulk packs.

from CoyoteHunterBlake on 12.04.12

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from 6phunter wrote 1 year 31 weeks ago

WE ARE a shooting family, of the nagants we bought 6 total. although the bolts were tight on lock down they became easier with use. ACCURACY was not a problem with each shooting within tolerable groups.SHOOTING OFF HAND TARGETS AT 200 YARDS WAS A LOT OF FUN AND WE SHOT EXTENDED RANGES OUT TO 500 YARDS BUT NEEDED TO ALLOW FOR LOTS OF BULLETT DROP KENTUCKY WINDAGE .

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from CoyoteHunterBlake wrote 1 year 31 weeks ago

alright thanks just tryin to help my dad figure out if these are worth it or not.

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from Sven_Katur wrote 1 year 31 weeks ago

Thanks Blake ... we don't have those stores in the Southeast, but that's an excellent deal. Finally, don't stress over what your little brother gets to do and at what age ... it's always up to the eldest to blaze the way. As they say, when the first child swallows a quarter it's off to the emergency room for x-rays. When it happens to the second child the parents say it will pass. When it happens to the third child it simply gets deducted from his allowance.

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from CoyoteHunterBlake wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

sven katur if you go to a fleet farm i know they are only in the midwest but if you go befor sunday they are having a sale for those 440 round spam cans for $89.99

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from CoyoteHunterBlake wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

we went to our fleet farm tonight and sure enough they had one sitting out there for $120 we asked to hold it the nice man behind the desk said yes and my dad me and my brother all got to hold it and loved it. it has a ton of cosmoline on it. and it has all matching serial #'s it seemed pretty nice although it was more of a feel how it handels and then decide if you want it or not. the bolt was very nice and seemed like a great gun after christmas my bro will probably buy one. P.S. they had 5 more in the back

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from huntfishtrap wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

Hey 6phunter, how's the accuracy of the mosin you bought?

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from 6phunter wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

I bought one last summer and it's been a lot of fun shooting,the recoil isn't bad at all,if he's handling the 12ga, then there is no problem. the bulk ammo sometimes swells and jams,soft nose ammo is available and reliable. MINE WAS $ 79.95

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from huntfishtrap wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

If that was a good enough gun to use as a sniper rifle, chances are it'll be able to handle anything he wants to use it on. The fact that he's only 11 is a bit worrisome though, because all of the Mosin Nagant's have a well-deserved reputation for pretty heavy recoil. A good aftermarket recoil pad will help, but I don't know how much. It might be a bit heavy of a gun for him too, especially the 91s.

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from CoyoteHunterBlake wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

so for what he wants to do it would be the best also he is 11 but one of the bigger kids in his grade and he is turning 12 in late march do you think he will be able to handel the kick. the biggest thing he has shot is a 12ga remington 870 wingmaster or a ithaca mod 37 and i think its the feather weight. i am kinda jelous because i didnt get to shoot something big (30-06) until last spring or to springs ago (12-13) but it did kick like a mule but only because it was a very light gun and has a plastic butt plate.

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from Sven_Katur wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

I've noticed that recently the prices of the 91 Mosins have started to climb, so $100 retail is a pretty good deal ... just be prepared to spend a fair amount of time cleaning the cosmoline from EVERY nook & cranny. The hexagonal receivers are considered to be preferred as they were produced pre-war, and were required to pass tighter standards - which, of course, were intentionally relaxed during wartime production. As for the ammo, the bulk ammo you referenced is cheap (you can get 440 rounds delivered to your door from many on-line retailers for less than $100). The only word of caution is that they have corrosive primers, which can be overcome by swabbing the barrel occassionally with Windex containing ammonia, or urine - your choice. While a pretty substantial gun, you can find composite replacement stocks online - although I've heard the cheaper ones take a bit of toolwork to fit. Finally, unless you're good friends with a gunsmith, most of the scopes that don't have to be retrofitted as they attach to the back sights will have to be of the LER variety. In addition to being a part of history, the best thing about them is that they're cheap and fun to shoot.

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from 6phunter wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

I bought one last summer and it's been a lot of fun shooting,the recoil isn't bad at all,if he's handling the 12ga, then there is no problem. the bulk ammo sometimes swells and jams,soft nose ammo is available and reliable. MINE WAS $ 79.95

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from Sven_Katur wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

I've noticed that recently the prices of the 91 Mosins have started to climb, so $100 retail is a pretty good deal ... just be prepared to spend a fair amount of time cleaning the cosmoline from EVERY nook & cranny. The hexagonal receivers are considered to be preferred as they were produced pre-war, and were required to pass tighter standards - which, of course, were intentionally relaxed during wartime production. As for the ammo, the bulk ammo you referenced is cheap (you can get 440 rounds delivered to your door from many on-line retailers for less than $100). The only word of caution is that they have corrosive primers, which can be overcome by swabbing the barrel occassionally with Windex containing ammonia, or urine - your choice. While a pretty substantial gun, you can find composite replacement stocks online - although I've heard the cheaper ones take a bit of toolwork to fit. Finally, unless you're good friends with a gunsmith, most of the scopes that don't have to be retrofitted as they attach to the back sights will have to be of the LER variety. In addition to being a part of history, the best thing about them is that they're cheap and fun to shoot.

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from CoyoteHunterBlake wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

so for what he wants to do it would be the best also he is 11 but one of the bigger kids in his grade and he is turning 12 in late march do you think he will be able to handel the kick. the biggest thing he has shot is a 12ga remington 870 wingmaster or a ithaca mod 37 and i think its the feather weight. i am kinda jelous because i didnt get to shoot something big (30-06) until last spring or to springs ago (12-13) but it did kick like a mule but only because it was a very light gun and has a plastic butt plate.

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from CoyoteHunterBlake wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

we went to our fleet farm tonight and sure enough they had one sitting out there for $120 we asked to hold it the nice man behind the desk said yes and my dad me and my brother all got to hold it and loved it. it has a ton of cosmoline on it. and it has all matching serial #'s it seemed pretty nice although it was more of a feel how it handels and then decide if you want it or not. the bolt was very nice and seemed like a great gun after christmas my bro will probably buy one. P.S. they had 5 more in the back

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from CoyoteHunterBlake wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

sven katur if you go to a fleet farm i know they are only in the midwest but if you go befor sunday they are having a sale for those 440 round spam cans for $89.99

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from Sven_Katur wrote 1 year 31 weeks ago

Thanks Blake ... we don't have those stores in the Southeast, but that's an excellent deal. Finally, don't stress over what your little brother gets to do and at what age ... it's always up to the eldest to blaze the way. As they say, when the first child swallows a quarter it's off to the emergency room for x-rays. When it happens to the second child the parents say it will pass. When it happens to the third child it simply gets deducted from his allowance.

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from CoyoteHunterBlake wrote 1 year 31 weeks ago

alright thanks just tryin to help my dad figure out if these are worth it or not.

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from 6phunter wrote 1 year 31 weeks ago

WE ARE a shooting family, of the nagants we bought 6 total. although the bolts were tight on lock down they became easier with use. ACCURACY was not a problem with each shooting within tolerable groups.SHOOTING OFF HAND TARGETS AT 200 YARDS WAS A LOT OF FUN AND WE SHOT EXTENDED RANGES OUT TO 500 YARDS BUT NEEDED TO ALLOW FOR LOTS OF BULLETT DROP KENTUCKY WINDAGE .

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from huntfishtrap wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

If that was a good enough gun to use as a sniper rifle, chances are it'll be able to handle anything he wants to use it on. The fact that he's only 11 is a bit worrisome though, because all of the Mosin Nagant's have a well-deserved reputation for pretty heavy recoil. A good aftermarket recoil pad will help, but I don't know how much. It might be a bit heavy of a gun for him too, especially the 91s.

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from huntfishtrap wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

Hey 6phunter, how's the accuracy of the mosin you bought?

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