Mosin scopes

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    Mosin scopes

    Anyone know where I can get a decent Mosin-Nagant scope without paying more then I did for the gun?

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    I'm gonna say that you probably aren't gonna find one for less than the rifle.

    With optics you get what you pay for, and most Mosin I've seen were under $100, add onto that the fact that the kick like a mule, and you probably need a pretty stout scope to hold it's zero and whatnot.

    With all that said, are you looking for an authentic soviet scope designed for the Mosin, or just a decent scope to go on the rifle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeyeLCPL View Post
    I'm gonna say that you probably aren't gonna find one for less than the rifle.

    With optics you get what you pay for, and most Mosin I've seen were under $100, add onto that the fact that the kick like a mule, and you probably need a pretty stout scope to hold it's zero and whatnot.

    With all that said, are you looking for an authentic soviet scope designed for the Mosin, or just a decent scope to go on the rifle?
    Either one. Authentic would be nice, but $$$ is also a concern. I do enjoy collecting vintage military rifles, so the more "vintage" it is the better.

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    Well, authetntic scopes would be 4x PE or PEM's, or a 3.5X PU, and for those it would probably be like $200, here's a link, although I haven't used one of these and don't know about the quality of manufacture.

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    if you havent found one yet e mail me and let me know . I have the no drill mount and a scout scope for one I'm getting rid of . brand new never mounted..
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    The only after market scope mounts I have seen that actually work are Scout scopes.

    I don't have one but have shot and help mount a couple, these replace the rear sight.

    I will try to find a link.

    http://parallaxscurioandrelicfirearm...um/view/id/116

    These are hand made and function well.

    I have seen cheaper ones that shift and loose zero after 3-5 shots
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnerdd2 View Post
    if you havent found one yet e mail me and let me know . I have the no drill mount and a scout scope for one I'm getting rid of . brand new never mounted..


    I might take you up on your offer, but your PM's are set to "off".

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    I wouldn't own a Mosin scope for use, except to put on a historically accurate setup like a Mosin Sniper.

    The scope has a small diameter and the glass is terrible. When you move the elevation knob, the cross-hair goes up and if you do it all the way, it'll be way up high in the glass.

    I know that it was the best they could do, and it worked, but in todays standards, even the cheapest Chinese crap is vastly better.

    And don't forget, if you mount the scope you'll have to get another bolt, one with the bolt handle bent down or cut off with a longer one installed. If you don't, the bolt wont clear the scope.
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