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Old 01-15-2012, 08:37 PM
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I used one when I was a kid (Bought it through the mail) and it was my first deer rifle. Most of you guys never even heard of them back then because you could not buy ammo in the U.S. for them. I shot a deer with mine and I think it is the longest shot I ever took with a rifle at a deer, scoped or not. This one had no scope. I can't complain about accuracy, but it really was not much of a hunting rifle. You can see in the other posts what drawbacks they have for hunting. If I were you , I would check the used racks and go to gun shows and Pawn shops looking for used. There are a lot of good deals out there for used hunting rifles.
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Old 02-11-2012, 04:41 PM
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The 7.62 X 54 Mosin round is plenty for deer, but the guns (some of them) leave a bit to be desired. I have seen specimins that were remarkable, especially the Finnish arsenal re-dos.

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Old 02-11-2012, 07:39 PM
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The Mosin Nagant was made to kill a man out to 1,000 yards away, it darn sure will do the same on an animal.
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Old 02-11-2012, 11:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Vapodog
If you want a cheap rifle find a Mauser.
Agreed. I hunted with an 8mm for years. Great gun. If you buy the Euro ammo it will perform like a 30-06.
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Old 02-12-2012, 05:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Murdy
Agreed. I hunted with an 8mm for years. Great gun. If you buy the Euro ammo it will perform like a 30-06.


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Old 02-28-2012, 11:02 AM
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i've got one, very capable of taking a deer, hog, or just about anything, i'd just pratice some you know how it shoots, like mine for example shoots to the right
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Old 02-28-2012, 01:15 PM
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You can adjust the sight on a Nagant, that's better than just knowing where it hits. Adjust it in, and it'll hit where you want it to.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:32 PM
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Originally Posted by MountainDevil54
The Mosin Nagant was made to kill a man out to 1,000 yards away, it darn sure will do the same on an animal.
Does anyone really believe this?????
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Vapodog
Does anyone really believe this?????
I believe that the Nagant CAN kill a man out to 1000 yards, but is no more capable than a ... take your pick ...

1. Mauser,
2. Enfield (Brit or Eddystone)
3. Springfield
4. Arisaka
5. Mannlicher
6. Swede 96, 38, 94
7. (fill in your own combat rifle)
8. (fill in your own combat rifle)
9. (fill in your own combat rifle)

I doubt the designers of the Mosin Nagant said "Let's make sure this weapon can kill a man out to 1000 yards". 99% of combat rifle kills probably take place at distances closer than the average deer kill shot .. under 100 yards. Never been in combat, so maybe I'm way off base here, just non-soldiers opinion. Plenty of trained snipers have made the long haul shots, just doesn't account for the lion's share of kills, methinks.

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Old 03-02-2012, 07:21 AM
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Almost all your military rifles were sighted 1000 yards plus. This was for enfelading (Spelling?) or grazing fire. A rifle company was told a general area to fire at and they all let loose. It can be quite effective that way. No definite target in sight , just a target area.
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