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#5916467 - 09/07/15 09:50 AM Mosin Nagant didn't let me down. (pics)
Nivlac Offline
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So if you recall a couple weeks ago I went out to set up a camera and ended up shooting a wild hog with my AR-15. It was a direct hit and the hog went down; but between the less-than-ideal .223 cartridge and my poor bullet choice it wasn't enough and the hog got up and ran away as I was looking to shoot a second hog. No exit wound, no blood. Whatever.

Anyways...yesterday I went back out to retrieve pictures from the camera and this time took my Mosin Nagant loaded with some 150gr Hornady SST. A higher power must be looking out for me because AGAIN, a group of hogs came trotting out into the open where I was at...just as I stood up and was about to walk out. So I shot a big one from about 35-40 yards away with dedushka and the hog dropped like a bag of concrete and never got back up. This was the first time I've taken the ruski out...74 years old and still killin.





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#5916524 - 09/07/15 10:26 AM Re: Mosin Nagant didn't let me down. (pics) [Re: Nivlac]
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Sure is nice to shoot a pig with an old open site rifle.

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#5916531 - 09/07/15 10:32 AM Re: Mosin Nagant didn't let me down. (pics) [Re: Rcinit]
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Originally Posted By: Rcinit
Sure is nice to shoot a pig with an old open site rifle.


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#5916681 - 09/07/15 12:22 PM Re: Mosin Nagant didn't let me down. (pics) [Re: Rcinit]
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Originally Posted By: Rcinit
Sure is nice to shoot a pig with an old open site rifle.


Yes it is!...It just feels right. And a lot easier to tote around than my scoped rig.

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#5916775 - 09/07/15 01:37 PM Re: Mosin Nagant didn't let me down. (pics) [Re: Nivlac]
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Isn't that illegal to shoot them with a rifle that old and no scope? cheers
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#5916816 - 09/07/15 02:17 PM Re: Mosin Nagant didn't let me down. (pics) [Re: blackcoal]
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Originally Posted By: blackcoal
Isn't that illegal to shoot them with a rifle that old and no scope? cheers


Yeah, are you allowed to use a rifle that's older than you are?

Oh wait, I've killed a dozen hogs or so with a .303 Enfield . . .
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#5916836 - 09/07/15 02:32 PM Re: Mosin Nagant didn't let me down. (pics) [Re: Nivlac]
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I'm a lot more comfortable with rear blade sights instead of the ghost ring peep type.

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#5916841 - 09/07/15 02:36 PM Re: Mosin Nagant didn't let me down. (pics) [Re: der Teufel]
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Originally Posted By: der Teufel
Originally Posted By: blackcoal
Isn't that illegal to shoot them with a rifle that old and no scope? cheers


Yeah, are you allowed to use a rifle that's older than you are?

Oh wait, I've killed a dozen hogs or so with a .303 Enfield . . .


303 Enfield...nice! My Mosin was made in 1942. I really want an M1 Garand someday since both my Grandfathers carried them; one in WWII and the other in Korea.

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#5917078 - 09/07/15 05:45 PM Re: Mosin Nagant didn't let me down. (pics) [Re: Nivlac]
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cheers coolpics flag
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#5917308 - 09/07/15 07:38 PM Re: Mosin Nagant didn't let me down. (pics) [Re: Nivlac]
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Very cool
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#5917424 - 09/07/15 08:35 PM Re: Mosin Nagant didn't let me down. (pics) [Re: Nivlac]
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I like it up up
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#5918498 - 09/08/15 02:21 PM Re: Mosin Nagant didn't let me down. (pics) [Re: blackcoal]
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Originally Posted By: blackcoal
Isn't that illegal to shoot them with a rifle that old and no scope? cheers


LOL.

Good shooting with your Mosin Nagant. This rifle was made to kill, and it does it well. A million dead Germans can't be wrong. up
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#5918500 - 09/08/15 02:23 PM Re: Mosin Nagant didn't let me down. (pics) [Re: Nivlac]
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There you go!!! I'd say you are now carrying a rifle with enough umph to get the job done right!
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#5918582 - 09/08/15 03:12 PM Re: Mosin Nagant didn't let me down. (pics) [Re: Nivlac]
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Now that you got that 'ol battle axe warmed up - SKIP the cartridge next time and plow forward with the BAYONET!!!
I miss my old MN

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#5918623 - 09/08/15 03:40 PM Re: Mosin Nagant didn't let me down. (pics) [Re: oldoak2000]
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Originally Posted By: oldoak2000
Now that you got that 'ol battle axe warmed up - SKIP the cartridge next time and plow forward with the BAYONET!!!
I miss my old MN


And get video, of course.

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