Mosin Nagant M44 in hunting configuration

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Brian, who blogs at SKS’s and More, emailed me photos of his Mosin-Nagant M44 which has been configured for short range ( 75 yards ) hog and deer hunting. The scope mount attaches to where the front sight would have been.

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I love that laminated stock.

If you are into SKS and other comblock firearms I recommend checking out Brian’s SKS’s and More blog.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Robert Robert on Apr 02, 2011

    I'm gonna go get a red dot for my 1945 m44 today. Have a LER scout scope on it now but I don't really need the zoom as I like to shoot in the 100-150 yd. range. Was gonna do the richards microfit stock and barrel cut. Don't know If id like losing my bayonet though, as it stands this thing is my own personal shootin, stabbin war club. P.S. It's a tack driver too, even more so with the original irons on it. Aim sports scope doesn't hold zero well.

  • Robert Robert on Apr 03, 2011

    And here it is

    When I first got it:

    With the scope:

    And here's two of the red dot

    it's a Barska Ac10632
    $39.99 at Big 5, I figured either way i'll probably break it so why buy the $150 one.
    Pretty solid though, 7 different brightness adjustments 4 reticles and came with a spare batt.
    I'll chime back in with accuracy once I get some range time

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