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Old July 21, 2014, 06:55 AM   #51
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Mosin Nagants are only good for someone who wants to shoot cheap rubbish ammo with OKish accuracy. To make a Mosin into a gun worth considering a nice long range gun you need a new stock or a bedding job, trigger work, scope mounts and address the horrific action.

Then after you have spent that money you have a random calibre that isn't well known in the accuracy game and you have spent $300 or more on a gun that is still not as good as the other options listed here.

To the OP. Of you want a good gun that is under $500 that has what it takes to be good at 500yards out of the box, I'd say look around for a good price on a Tikka in 223, 243, 7mm08 or 308. They have excellent quality barrels, the best quality trigger you will find on a factory gun under $500, super smooth action, and the synthetic stock will be more than sufficient to get you started, much better than the one on most other cheap guns. Look at reviews of different guns online and you won't find a gun with the same amount of praise as the Tikka get's at that price point.
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Old July 27, 2014, 04:06 PM   #52
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Find a good used .30-06 like i did for $300. With scope and rings. Steel tube k4.
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