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Vassily I am not, but my Mosin is scoped!

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by Seawolf1090, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    I had put the Scout Mount on my Hex M91/30 before, but it rocked up&down, and side to side.
    So, after procrastinating awhile, I reinstalled it with Loctite on the screws, and cranked it down better.
    Took it to the range this morning, and put a box of Hungarian 174 grain Heavy Ball through it. The "Poorman's bore sighting" - looking through the bore then through the scope - worked to get me on papaer.
    Just got it 'ball parked' at 50 yards at this time - still need to get my new glasses, so I am shooting 'center of fuzzy mass'!
    Got it grouping about two inches, about an inch low at 50. Should be good enough for some ersatz deer or pig use later. Once I got my new peepers, I can get her sighted in with my 180 grain SP handloads.
    After twenty rounds, the scope is still solid, not rocking! laff

    I also got my Russian TOZ .22LR rifle sighted in with a scope from a rifle I had traded off. It's a cheapo, but has a nice clear view, and performs well for rimfires. I used both CCI Minimags - my 'benchmark ammo - and some Federal 'Auto Match' tha had done poorly in a couple other rifles. The TOZ likes it, and shoots as tight as the Minimag for a lot cheaper! This will likely become my new 'squirrel rig'.
    The TOZ has a crappy finish, and I think Ivan was well into his cups of vodca when he tried to do the checkering......
    So, later the wood will get a good going over! The prior owner had also removed the iron sights, leaving the muzzle looking ugly - I will reinstall them. Luckily, he still retained all the original parts, three extra magazines and the original Manual.
    This fine Sunday morning, I am a happy Monkey! Dos vidanya! :D
  2. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    [worthless]..... well, maybe not worthless, but pictures sure would be nice. [drooling]
  3. Hispeedal2

    Hispeedal2 Nay Sayer

    Awesome! I miss my 91/30.... I think a C&R is in my near future.

    ^ What was said about pics!
  4. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    Nyet Vassily, stick with Simo Häyhä or "white death" as the Ruskies called him.

  5. DKR

    DKR Interesting ideas, interesting stories

    LOL - Mosin, a rifle that kills at both ends

    Couple of years back, local outfit had M44 for $80 each, so picked up one for me and for the boys.

    If the shell misses, you can start a fire!

    Lots of fun, cheap ammo and the round is suitable for most anything here in Alaska.
  6. Buckshot927tx

    Buckshot927tx Monkey+

    yeah i love my Mosin Nagant. only thing is it shoots about three inches to the left even at 50 yards, guess i need to take a hammer to the dovetail. you put a box of 20 rounds downrange with that thing and your shoulder knows it the next morning thanks to the metal butt plate. all in good fun though.
  7. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    Slip-on recoil pads are a wonderful thing!
  8. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Try again with the bayonet installed. POI moves for some reason.
  9. Cathail

    Cathail Monkey+

    I have my Mosin scoped - it is solid and one of my best deer rifles. I have killed deer with it the last three years in a row. Got some dies, brass, and bullets from Midway and I have been making my own ammo for it - the milsurp is somewhat unreliable.
    Mosin Nagant 7.62x54 SN 1247321.JPG
  10. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    What mount are you using?
  11. Cathail

    Cathail Monkey+

    Advanced Technology. You can find them at Midway. They come with a new bolt handle that you can attach - you must first cut the old one off. Also comes with the taps needed to attached the mount. It's a fairly good fit, good instructions, etc. If you're not a gunsmith (and I'm not), it's kind of scary cutting the bolt off, but the instructions are good and simple to follow. If I can do it, anyone probably can.

    I love shooting this gun (which I've named "Ludmilla", after Lyudmila Pavlichenko); it's accurate and very deadly.
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