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Anyone shoot a Mosin Nagant at long range?

 
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:36 PM
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Anyone shoot a Mosin Nagant at long range?

I was just curious if anyone on here shoots long range with a Mosin. I have one that I shoot for fun. It's quite an enjoyable gun to shoot. And pretty accurate with hand loads.
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:41 PM
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Re: Anyone shoot a Mosin Nagant at long range?

isn't the 7.62x54 russian still their sniper round??
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:14 PM
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Re: Anyone shoot a Mosin Nagant at long range?

I shoot an iron sighted nagant out to mid range. Fun old m38 carbine. I can only pull 2-2.5 moa after 100 and I did not want to invest in it so it is my only Iron sighted bolt gun. Best 100 dollar rifle out there but I would not want 1k tied up in one (scoped) and they are not easy to scope well.
As far as the 7.62x54r cartridge goes: it is very capable. My psl dragunov is what got me hooked on long range in the first place. I have run it out effectively in good conditions to 1200 meters. Surprisingly effective after a couple thousand practice rounds.
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:33 AM
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Re: Anyone shoot a Mosin Nagant at long range?

We shot one at 430 yards over Christmas with the iron sights. It was a lot of fun! FWIW the iron sights were not correct for the yardage on the first shots. We had to adjust, but it was surprisingly accurate after we dialed in.
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:53 AM
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Re: Anyone shoot a Mosin Nagant at long range?

That's great. I bought one for $100 and it was beat up pretty bad after I cleaned all the Cosmo off and could actually see it. I started working on it and was surprised at how accurate it was. I enjoyed shooting it so much I ended up sporterizing it to make it more comfortable to shoot. I'm having a hard time finding bullets and powder right now. I have to say of all my guns I probably enjoy shooting this one the most. Don't really know why. I guess it's just a challenge thing, trying to wring out every drop of accuracy. A few weeks ago when it was nice out was the best group I've ever shot with it so far. I think some of it was luck and I really don't think I could replicate it, but at 750 yards I shot a 4 shot group ( thin barrel heats up too much after 4) that measured just under 2". I'll put up some pics of the finished gun when I get to my computer. The finished gun I have invested about $500 in, that includes the $100 for the gun. My next outing I'm going to try it at 1000 and see what I can get out of her. I did kill a really nice 4-1/2 year old 9 point buck this year with it at 345 yards. Put a hole right through his heart.
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:27 AM
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Re: Anyone shoot a Mosin Nagant at long range?

That's amazing. You always hear how innacurate they are. Probably the surplus ammo everyone uses. I have been toying with the idea of picking one of the sniper rigs that you see listed from time to time. Might just get one to play with.
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:06 AM
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Re: Anyone shoot a Mosin Nagant at long range?

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I love shooting mine. I take it with me everytime I go shooting. The surplus ammo is junk. My gun shoots like 9 MOA at 100 yards with surplus and .3 MOA with hand loads. The hand loads I shoot are a 174grn Match King .311 over 42.5 Grains of Varget. Id have to look in my load books for my COL but I know its seated about .02 off the lans. I didn't take a picture of the group, but I may at lunch time. I keep the steel dinger in the back of my truck, cuz my truck mostly just goes shooting. Here's some pics of the gun as it sits now.

Things I did to it:
ATI Mossy Oak stock
Timney Trigger
Cut and recrown to 26"
Painted all steel in Ruger Matte Gray Alumahyde II
Rock Solid Scope mount and Bolt Body
I currently have it topped with a Bushnell Elite Tactical 3200 10x40
Have a CTS custom label for fast dialing
-I also made a custom cheek piece out of PVC pipe to give me good eye alignment since the RSI mount sits kinda high
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