Mosin Nagant: Install Recoil Pad
The Mosin Nagant was originally designed to be a melee weapon, as well as a rifle. The stock is extended nearly to the muzzle to protect hands against a hot barrel. The buttplate is made of steel and can be used as a blunt weapon, but the steel buttplate is uncomfortable against the shoulder after several shots, A rubber recoil pad can be swapped with the steel buttplate to make shooting more comfortable. Installing a rubber recoil pad is fast and easy.
Installing Rubber Recoil Pad
- Use a flathead screwdriver to remove the screws and steel buttplate from the stock.
- Retrofit the rubber recoil pad to make sure it is a snug fit. Some pads can slightly bend so it can fit various stocks.
- Screw down the rubber recoil pad, using the same screws that attached the steel butt plate to the stock.
- Sight in the rifle, because the recoil pad adds about an inch or so onto the stock. Some shooters may need to get acclimated to the extra length, while the extra may make it the perfect size for other shooters.
- Shoot the rifle over time to break in the recoil pad, which can make the pad more comfortable and soft against the shoulder.
Mosin Nagant Tutorials
- Mosin Nagant: Lighten Trigger Pull
Tin foil can be used to lessen the trigger pull on the Mosin Nagant rifle. A lighter trigger pull can produce better accuracy for the shooter.
- Mosin Nagant: Removing Rear Sight
Mosin Nagant shooters often remove the rear sight leaf or entire rear sight to make some space for a scope and scope mount to be installed. Removing both are easily to do.
- Mosin Nagant: Curing Sticky Bolt
Curing a sticky bolt on a Mosin Nagant can be done with gun cleaner solvent and a piece of cloth. Sticky bolts occur from cosmoline build-up or gunpowder residue.
- Mosin Nagant: Install a Bent Bolt
Mosin Nagants are issued with a straight bolt, which makes installing a scope and mount difficult. A bent bolt allows several types of mounts and scopes to be used.