lol I know right... holding a .22 is like holding a bb gun. holding a mosin is like holding a shoulder cannon. :twisted:The Mosin Nagant is what it is: a throwback to the early 1890s. It was pretty much obsolete as an infantry weapon by the 1930s, but the Soviets kept producing it in huge quantities.
I must say that I once took my Mosin out to the range along with my .22 rifle. After shooting 20 rounds with the Mosin, I picked up the .22 and squeezed the trigger a few times. I had to check the target to see if it was firing. The .22 felt like a pellet gun compared to the Mosin!
The Mosin is an accurate rifle, but you have to practice. It would help greatly to have someone call your shots by looking through a spotting scope.
I recently purchased a 1943 m91/30 mosin nagant and love shooting it. I did not care to much for the sloppy red varnish finish on the gun and decided to strip it and refinish the stock and hand guard. I made a discovery by accidentally getting Safariland brand powder blaster on the stock while spraying the receiver. This immediately cut through the layers of varnish on the stock better than any stripper I have ever used. I began spraying the stock and then wiping it off. I had the entire stock down to bare wood in less than 10 minutes. I stained with a minwax red oak and a semi gloss polyurethane and it turned out beautiful. I hope this tip helps someone looking to restore their stocks.