The Brass Stacker gunsmiths told us to expect the same accuracy and functionality as with any old 91/30. Schmidt-Rubin style ring safety is the most obvious upgrade.
During WW2, Soviet sniper rifles were basically infantry 1891/30s (and occasionally SVT40 semiautos) hand-selected for accuracy.Other than the accident of manufacture and subsequent addition of an optical sight of 3.5 to 4 power, they were not very different from the run of the mill 3-line rifle.A figure in camouflage at a hundred paces would have been invisible to me once the eyes gained front sight focus.Iron sights have their place, mainly for snap shooting at close range in good light.Please consult with a translator for accuracy if you are relying on the translation or are using this site for official business.
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Equipped with the side-mounted scope, these rifles lacked the ability to use stripper clips.
By contrast, the German approach had two tiers, the sniper rifle proper with a 4 power scope and a designated marksman weapon, usually fitted with a 1.5x ZF41 extended eye relief scope. Although of limited optical quality, these sights improved hit probability over iron sights.
It also extends the stock just enough to make it fit most tall American shooters.
Felt recoil was quite mild, making the range time a lot more fun than it would have been with a cold, hard, steel buttplate.
The 2.5x scope by Nc Star is has a non-illuminated duplex reticle.