Necessity and ingenuity

The Firearm Blog has a link up to a post about a Mosin-Nagant set up for deer and hogs out to about 75 yards.

I should probably ask Frank James about this, but I’ve always figured that the 7.62×54 round that the Mosin-Nagant pushes would be money on pigs at short ranges. Use a good softpoint bullet and I figure you could get terminal ballistics on par with a 30-06.


  1. And if you would rather hunt with a spear (bayonet) you have that option.

  2. And if you have the misfortune to miss the pig with the bullet, you can skewer him on the bayonet when he tries to kill you.

  3. I prefer the Mojo peep sight; it’s just as easy to use and doesn’t look ridiculous. I’ve taken deer with my m38 at 150 yards, and no reason why it couldn’t at much farther.

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