not to mention the russians wielding those rifles were probably not as well trained.
most never fired a gun before. and half the time it was teams of 2 one with ammo one with the gun. against a bunch of germans all with their own guns. the war in russia was a snipers war for the most part. and the mn makes a darn fine sniper rifle
Ok so i just checked out their website (redwolfairsoft) and they have a mosin nagant "sniper version" with fake PU and all. haha best thing, its $1200.00 hahaha come on people really? i thought the real PU snipers were expensive. oh yeah 270fps hahahaha
Between the Mauser and the MN, in no particular order:
Which was the basic plan for our 03 and virtually all modern bolt action rifles?
Which type of cartridge is stronger, rimmed or rimless?
Which one is more often used in custom rifle projects?
Which has a safety that actually is functional?
Which one burns powder more efficiently without expelling a huge fireball when fired?
Which has a bolt that is virtually identical and interchangeable for all varieties of the rifle which have ever been produced?
For which one do we not have to worry about large ring or small ring or different length actions?
Which one will function more reliably under the worst conditions with the least amount of cleaning (in other words, easier to maintain)?
Which one was used in its original configuration during all the wars (large and small) of the 20th century and probably into this century?
Which one is cheaper to throw away and replace rather than having smith work done on it?
Which one is now available cheaper in great condition?
Which one looks better?
Which one is more fun to shoot?
Which one has better ballistics?
Which one is easier to get reloading supplies for?
Which one will last longer with proper care?
I think each type of rifle has some great attributes and some negatives, and each has been a great battle rifle. To me it just comes down to which one you prefer. I like 'em both, and I think each is worth having and shooting and passing along to future generations.
I don't own either gun, what are the answers to all your questions
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