I can't remember if I've contributed to this thread yet, so if I have, I was drunk. Consider it 'getting into character' for a Soviet love-fest.
grennels wrote:When they close to 150 yards, drop the Mosin for the AK.
Who the hell carries a Mosin AND another rifle? That's like driving a truck AND a car. At the same time.
The Mosin is a sub-par rifle amongst its contemporaries, it is impossible to find one in good enough condition to see how well it would shoot when new, and the main problems (imho, sticky bolt and shot-out bores) are either tedious to fix or impossible and therefore must be lived-with.
Cosmoline is a son of a bitch.
That should have been the beginning and end of the reality check for this thread. The fanboys and trolls (I honestly can't say they're not) have armchaired the same handful of points whether or not they have any bearing on reality for 12 pages. Fer fucksake, you argued about how much it was issued to frontline troops, how does that affect it's worthiness as a range toy or hunting rifle? If I made a 'Zombie Squad thread', would you all rush over to share why you think Zombie Squad sucks? If you own one and love it, come in and bash on it all you like. Call it the retarded family dog. If you're gonna come in here and just berate a gun we'd rather trade tips and anecdotes on, go find a Justin Beiber fan forum. They desperately need your brand of hate there.
It's a rifle you can justify to almost any gun control advocate. It's historic, it's purposeful, and the style is all grampa. It holds five rounds, takes forever to cycle and reload, and it's precisely as tactical as a set of trucknutz. Then you can tell them it's a military rifle.
If you get the hankering to shoot like a Fudd, but don't want to spend $500 on a Rem 700, this is your gun.
This rifle comes with character right out of the box. That's not to say nicks, scratches, and shit rifling, it means soul. Don't pretend you don't know what I'm talking about, nobody here is a stranger to buying a used gun, they work the same as a new one but you pay off-the-truck price, and when you just feel like something different to shoot, you can usually afford to waste money browsing the secondhand rack. You had to fall in love with a gun someone else has already had, so you gave it a history. Someone loved this gun, someone has memories with this gun, and you're going to take it home and clean it up and treat it with respect deserved of an old dog. It doesn't have to be a great shooter, it just has to be your new gun. Why not a gun from the war to end all wars? That's dripping character, and you haven't even gotten the bolt stuck yet.
*World War 2 failed to be the war to end all wars. As a war, though, it was reasonably spectacular.