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HawT Sauc3 10-11-2011 08:55 PM

Build a deer rifle for $240
So, kind of stealing this from Wisconsindeer since he's the one who directed me to what i needed but heres the pictures of my finished mosin, all around $240.

Rifle - $99
Scope - $89
Mount $30
Gunsmithing $10

all i did was have someone take the iron sight off of my rifle for me, but an offset 22 rifle scope mount, and a long eye relief scope.

Crawdaddy 10-11-2011 09:41 PM

Cool, where did you get the rifle?

HawT Sauc3 10-11-2011 10:07 PM

Well we'll see if i can inform you, depends if the filter bans store names or not. the gun itself i got from fleet farm, although they have them plenty of places. I would avoid hunters stores like cabelas. they take a common rifle like that that retails for $99 and charge $150. thats 50% markup.

buckfever 10-12-2011 03:29 PM

Looks good to me..

WisconsinDeer 10-12-2011 06:49 PM

Looks good. I hope it all works well for you.

What kind of ammo do you use for hunting?

HawT Sauc3 10-12-2011 07:35 PM

silver bear is what i've used. currently debating if i want silver bear or wolf gold for hunting as i need to order some more. Silver bear is cheaper. I have to order online since no stores carry 7.62x54r in hunting other than Brown Bear and i hate lacquer.

WisconsinDeer 10-12-2011 07:41 PM

Prvi Partizan is also a good choice. Aim Surplus has it for $13.75 a box.

Prvi Partizan PPU 7.62x54R 150grn SP 20rd Box

HawT Sauc3 10-12-2011 07:47 PM

i just ordered 4 boxes of silver bear and then 6 boxes total (3 FMJ, 3 JHP) of 9x18 makarov for my p64. figured if im stuck ordering online i might as well order enough to not have to deal with it for a while. got it for around $10 a box. $20 shipping on the whole order.

rdrader2002 10-12-2011 11:01 PM


Cool looking rig you got there. Do you have a year, manufacturer for yours?
Think mama paid $130 for mine - including an 18" pig sticker (bayonet).

Have a '36 Tula, but without the scope. With the 'limited' range (100 yrds) I have on my property, don't really need the scope. Get my ammo from a gentleman in town - copper tipped 180 grain. 2 rounds - 2 deer in the freezer. Last one left a hole I could have put my fist into. Kinda sorta hurried the shot, putting it right into the right front shoulder. The exit wound wasn't pretty and there wasn't much left of the shoulder roast, not that side anyway. Pic of the buck (and rifle) is somewhere in the photo section.


WisconsinDeer 10-13-2011 11:17 AM


Originally Posted by rdrader2002 (Post 60852)
Get my ammo from a gentleman in town - copper tipped 180 grain. 2 rounds - 2 deer in the freezer. Last one left a hole I could have put my fist into.

If I'm not mistaken, using FMJ bullets for deer hunting is illegal in Texas, right?

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