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    So looking at my collection wishlist i realized that i was missing something on it, upon thinking of it i realized i needed a Mossin and a Dragunov to round out my soviet collection as i have, semi auto pistols, revolvers and "assault" rifles but no long range accuracy rifles, Mossin is easy but it seems the Dragunov has so many diffrent countrys making it with prices from low $600s that look like they came out of a gun melting factory after being run over by a tank all the way to $5.5k for a russian never fired kit that looks like it just came off the assembly line.

    So im wondering which 7.62X54r drag rifles have the best rep as google is turning up everything from "lol nuub go get (insert AR varient here) lololol l33t" to "only the actual russian rifles are worth buying (insert snob accent)" i just want one thats accurate reliable and not garbage in general to round out my collection of ussr weapons.

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    I too would love a nice Dragunov in my gun collection. They are expensive if you're lucky enough to even find one. I love my Mossin.
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    Most ComBloc weapons by country in order of quality

    E Germany
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    Czechoslovakia
    Bulgaria
    Poland
    Yugoslavia, but they have no chrome deposits and Stalin hated Tito so their bores are usually pretty trashed
    China
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    You'll also need a SVT. They can be pricey as well, around 1k i think but i hear they are much cheaper to our northern friends for some reason. I remember when i was much younger i would also thumb through my dads shotgun news and you would always see ads for Dragunov's and they were fairly cheap back then. I always pestered him to order some be he never would saying "you don't need one of those" or something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by therewolf View Post
    BTW, Artic, get a M44, if you really want a Mosin. They are very similar, in

    most respects, to a 91-30, but have much better utility value as a truck gun

    or hog hunter, due to their carbine size.
    Well to be honest i rarely hog hunt as im horrible at it, Ive yet to catch one of the damn critters, Not for lack of trying however i just had to learn how from a book XD the book lies!....that and the one time i went with someone who "knew what he was doimg" he shot my damn truck with a 12 guage.

    Seriously though i don't know enough about mosins and drags to have an educated opinion on any of them, I just want a good long range rifle good for hunting that will replace my 7mm BAR safari and to round out my collection of ussr rifles, I do have a few carbines though namely my MK, AR and AK and a dozen 5 round mags i usually use when testing hand loads so im unsure how much better a mosin carbine will be for hogs over my 7.62x39 rounds.

    Just remimber 99% of what i know of guns came off forums or out of books.....which is scary in and of its self now that i think about it.

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    Just a tidbit of information.

    All the major power's main battle rifles used in WWII are of approximate power.

    .30-06 Springfield
    .303 British
    7.62x54mmR
    8x57mm Mauser
    7.7×58mm Arisaka

    Power wise, there's very little difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Popeye View Post
    Just a tidbit of information.

    All the major power's main battle rifles used in WWII are of approximate power.

    .30-06 Springfield
    .303 British
    7.62x54mmR
    8x57mm Mauser
    7.7×58mm Arisaka

    Power wise, there's very little difference.
    This much i kinda knew though its nice to get confirmation, My ultimate goal is to have one of every main powers main pistols both semi auto and if applicible revolver, carbines and full long rifles from ww1ish to the 1970s so when i die i can pass on a full set to my kid or kids, That or donate them museum as a full set.

    I love the history behind these guns more then anything though i also love having more....toys is the word that comes to mind but toys and guns belong together about as much as a clinton and honesty.....but i dont have a better term :/

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