Re: mosin nagant
A lot of US shooters don't seem to realize this, but the 7.62x54R (or 7.62x53R for the Finns) are extremely accurate cartridges. Inherently at least as accurate, and possibly a bit more so than our own 7.62x51/308 Win. The guns themselves get a bad rap, but remember that a lot of them were wartime production and produced under some pretty harsh conditions. Those that were properly assembled, with well machined parts can be some serious shooters. Since there is substantial variation in the bores of the different productions, it pays to do a little research and measuring before you start loading for one of these rifles. Do that, and you may be surprised at just what sort of performance you can get out of the Mosin-Nagant.