Question: Are Mosin Nagants Good Rifles?

How accurate are Mosin Nagants?

Despite its shortcomings, the Model 1891/30 was rugged, reliable and accurate, its average minute of arc ranging from a 1.5 to below 1 (less than an inch over 100 meters).

It proved murderously successful.

In fact, German snipers reportedly preferred captured Mosin-Nagants to their own Mauser Karabiner 98k rifles..

How far can a Mosin Nagant shoot?

Mosin–Nagant3-line rifle M1891/Mosin–NagantActionBolt actionRate of fireVariableMuzzle velocityLight ball, ~ 865 m/s (2,838 ft/s) rifle ~ 800 m/s (2,625 ft/s) carbine.Effective firing range500 m (550 yards), 800+ m (875+ yards with optics)22 more rows

Where is the serial number on a Mosin Nagant?

Primary serial numbers on Mosin Nagant rifles, like most European firearms, are on the barrel, rather than the receiver as in the United States.

Is a Mosin Nagant a good first rifle?

The Mosin is a good first full power rifle. My first full power rifle was a Mosin. Sure, quality is a crapshoot, but I’ve seen and handles a lot of mosins, and I’ve never seen the sewer pipe barrels of myth and legend. They don’t need to be sub MOA accurate.

Which Mosin Nagant is the best?

Finnish capture Mosin Nagants are regarded as being the most well built of all Mosins. These rifles were taken during the Winter war and modified to meet Finnish standards resulting in one of the most accurate and reliable rifles of the era. The Finns heavily improved on the iron sights.

Is the Mosin Nagant a good hunting rifle?

A Mosin Nagant is good for shooting deer and sometimes even bear while using heavy grain ammo like 174 gr or 180gr soft point. On the other hand, it’s not what you want to use for fowl or any small game. … Also, the Mosin Nagant is a bolt action rifle which uses a powerful 7.62 x 54R round.

Why are Mosin Nagants so expensive now?

Supply and demand. The demand is increasing and fewer are being imported. To add to this, new surplus supplies from Russia aren’t coming in due to embargoes.

The Mosin is an unlovely rifle, even by military standards, but it has formidable virtues. Like all Russian/Soviet small arms, it can be turned out cheaply and in huge numbers. It’s incredibly durable, requires little maintenance, is simple to operate, and is surprisingly accurate.

Are Mosin Nagants worth buying?

If you’re after a gritty, dependable and historic rifle that can stand up to the worst of what the world throws at it, then yes, the Mosin-Nagant is worth every penny.