By Josh Wayner
GRAND RAPIDS, MI USA -(Ammoland.com)- When I was a kid, perhaps thirteen or fourteen, I found myself interested in old military rifles. Like many boys in the early 2000’s, my first rifle was a Russian Mosin Nagant, of course chambered for the very powerful 7.62x54R cartridge. I still have a great deal of affection for the old warhorse, but it was not at all the best gun for a boy of my age and frame to learn the fundamentals of marksmanship with.
In this article I will construct a rifle with the help of Brownell’s that delivers everything a young marksman needs to get started.
When I first became involved in Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) sports, I was wanting for quality gear and I developed bad habits that would take me years to overcome. There is nothing wrong with entering into a sport with powerful rifles, but powerful rifles with bad triggers and crude sights can quickly tarnish any natural talent a shooter may have.
When I approached this project, I wanted to make sure that I stayed true to the military …Read the Rest