Not really what you would call experienced but I have had the oppurtunity to shoot 3 different Mosins and Especially for the moey they are really nice to shoot..Ammo is Cheap and parts are plentiful and if you like to tinker you can modify them or spruce them up endlessly. Very fun gun tio shoot too! My son has one and it shoots great!Thinkin about a Mosin-Nagant. Anyone have one? I found reloading brass online. Boxer primers. Any opinions...especially from experienced owners...will be appreciated.