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GUNS Magazine November 2012 Digital Edition - Page 39
I just bought a Mosin-Nagant Q: for $90, stripped it down sold the parts on eBay for $150, saving just the barrel, receiver and bolt. I bought an ATI stock, LER scope, muzzlebrake, trigger spring, and now can shoot 2" at 100 yards with surplus ammo. I was hoping you’d have some additional insight on improving the accuracy we DIY types can use. Richard Logue via e-mail Mosin-nagant sporter too light and test it before you trust it. I adjusted mine too light and had to readjust it heavier. It’s far better than the old military trigger. You might also look at Timney Triggers. Their trigger has a safety lever on it, and is adjustable for pull weight. I haven’t played with installing a Timney myself for some time, but I have a Les Baer AR with a Timney factory installed and it’s nice. Bedding the action to the stock with Brownells AcraGlass may also help. A next step could also include higher quality match ammo or just start handloading for the cartridge to shrink your groups even further. Before buying bullets, slug the bore. Bore sizes in Mosin-Nagant barrels can be as tight as .308" and as large as .311" or so. Both sizes are available from the major bullet makers. See What MatterS TM ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL 2733 W. CARMEN AVE. MILWAUkEE, WI 53209 (800) 925-2522 WWW.GUNSMAGAZINE.COM/ ADVANCED-TECHNOLOGY BROWNELLS 200 S. FRONT ST. MONTEZUMA, IA 50171 (641) 623-4000 WWW.GUNSMAGAZINE.COM/ BROWNELLS PD32 315 Lumens All-Conditions intensity Max 315 lumen output from two CR123A batteries or a single 18650 li-ion battery Four brightness levels and two flashing modes with up to 200 hours runtime Side controls, tail cap momentary switch and titanium-coated clip for confident operation A new trigger from Huber Concepts will improve a military rifle’s trigger pull and is available for a wide range of bolt-action rifles like Jeff’s Krag sporter (shown) as well as the Mosin-Nagant. Bedding the action to the stock with Brownells’ AcraGlas will improve action-to-stock fit. HORNADY P.O. BOX 1848 GRAND ISLAND NE 68802 (308) 382-1390 HUBER CONCEPTS 322 N. MILITARY RD. FOND DU LAC, WI 54935 (920) 921-9641 WWW.GUNSMAGAZINE.COM/ HUBER-CONCEPTS TIMNEY TRIGGERS 3940 W. CLARENDON AVE. PHOENIX, AZ 85019 (602) 274-2999 WWW.GUNSMAGAZINE.COM/ TIMNEY-TRIGGERS Those old M-Ns really can a: shoot. A 2" 100-yard group is pretty darn good. You might look at installing an aftermarket trigger. The stock trigger pull is usually something only a Russian drill sergeant could love. One is the Huber Concepts trigger. I installed a Huber Concepts trigger in my Krag sporter. It wasn’t hard. Just make sure you don’t set it Got a burning question to ask the editor? Contact him at: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or postal at: GUNS Q&A, 12345 World Trade Dr., San Diego, CA 92128. Due to the volume of mail received, GUNS cannot offer a personal reply. W W W. G U N S M A G A Z I N E . C O M www.fenixlight.com © Copyright Fenix. All specifications subject to change without notice. 39