Recently, a young man acquired a refurbished Mosin-Nagant rifle. When challenged why such an antique was desirable he mentioned:
- target-shooting, and
The old clunker can do that. Despite it’s ancient heritage with European, US and Russian influences, and a sloppy trigger, it does the job:
There’s plenty of energy at 350 yards to make short work of a deer and with a scope such rifles are plenty accurate for the job. I hope to shoot this thing sooner or later… With a new barrel it will probably shoot as well as many modern firearms. Reloadable ammunition is still made around the world. This cartridge is sometimes seen on the news in coverage from Syria where they serve in modern sniper’s rifles.