View Full Version : Mosin 91/30 + Poor choice of backstop

November 26, 2008, 08:26 PM

I took the 'ol warhorse out today. It's the first time I'd shot it. I hung up a target at 50yds and shot standing and kneeling. I ended up with 6" groups roughly, using Bulgarian heavy ball ammo. Then the target hanger (a 9" diameter tree) came crashing down after 31 rounds. Worry not-- I was firing into a shale bluff that extended about 60 ft above the firing line.

Don't worry, eco nuts, the tree was in ill health after last winter's ice storm. Anyway, it makes me smile.

Shane Tuttle
November 26, 2008, 09:06 PM
That's quite the destruction. Where in Iowa are you?

Have a Tula Sniper on the way from InterOrdnance. Hope to have the same luck as you when it arrives.

November 27, 2008, 10:00 AM
Ahh, nothing like a rifle that chops down trees!!! For the same kind a fun with a pistol, buy a CZ 52, the 7.62X25 will do the same.

November 30, 2008, 07:10 PM
My grandson did that with my hakim with my son egging him on.

November 30, 2008, 08:07 PM
i hung a target on an abandoned telephone pole and took 3 shots with a 45/70. when i examined the target there was a hole thru the pole big enuff to put my fist thru. i probably could have chopped it down with not too many more rounds but i left it standing.

December 4, 2008, 01:53 PM
Ahhh, go on and give that tree a big ole hug!! LOL..

Nice pic..

Used to saw down small trees with an old SKS years ago..
Can't wait to try out the 91/30 on some!

December 8, 2008, 04:44 PM
An axe is cheaper, though!:D

December 11, 2008, 12:19 AM
reminds me of when there was an old house we tore down on some land we bought. All that was left was the chimney. Well ,me an a buddy started at the top with an AR and a SKS. Ate the whole thing down in about 30 minutes.:D