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Finnish 28-30

Postby TJPike » Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:07 am

I am about to purchase a SKY 28-30 for modifying into a nice longer range hunting rifle. Has anyone else done this ? Tell me what you have all done to yours. After a lot of reading :crazy: it seems the 28-30 is the best Finn rifle aside from the later sniper rifle.
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Re: Finnish 28-30

Postby farmerboy78 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:02 am

Yes I have one as well...I removed both iron sights and recrowned the barrel... I have a rock solid mount and bolt handle... I have a 28/76 trigger in mine at the moment, but a timney is great especially for your use... I have a Redfield tac moa 3-9 sitting in Warne rings... and an archangel stock... this barreled action used to sit in a bluegrass stock and used a swfa ss 10x42 and a timney...but I gave those to my boy that wanted a custom mosin m39... slug your bore, the 28/30 should be .308 unless it is D marked. Mine isn't D marked but it didn't shoot .308 bullets well but with the .309 surplus match ammo it shot moa or better and consistently hit my 14"x18" gong at 600 yds. You will have a great hunting rifle.
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Re: Finnish 28-30

Postby TJPike » Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:18 pm

Thanks for your helpful answer. Does the 28 and 28-30 both have the heavier barrel? From what I was reading, the 27 has a heavier barrel and the 28 is a improved version. Then the 28-30 is a improved 28.
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Re: Finnish 28-30

Postby Grimstod » Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:58 pm

Why not just get a barrel and a regular mosin. Its more fun and you would not loose any value on your gun. A shorter Finn runs about 500$ the same gun authentic would be the same 500$
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Re: Finnish 28-30

Postby TJPike » Fri Jan 09, 2015 5:20 pm

This is true. Your point well taken. So many Mosins, so many possibilities.
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Re: Finnish 28-30

Postby TJPike » Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:19 am

Where do I get a shorter Finn barrel?
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Re: Finnish 28-30

Postby farmerboy78 » Sat Jan 10, 2015 11:33 am

Cut and recrown
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Re: Finnish 28-30

Postby TJPike » Sun Jan 11, 2015 4:50 pm

Does anyone have a decent Finn barrel for sale ? From a 27, 28 or 28-30. There is one for sale on Broker now but it looks beat.
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Re: Finnish 28-30

Postby farmerboy78 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 5:26 pm

By the time you buy and barrel, another mosin, and have it rebarreled you will have just as much or more money invested, than if you were to get a 28/30 with a good bore and do what you want to it. And your project would be on its way to being done and won't have to wait on a smith. I'd did that for the same reasons I am mentioning :D
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Re: Finnish 28-30

Postby TJPike » Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:16 am

That's the way I originally wanted to go.Just kicking around different ideas.Finding a decent barreled action would be good to.A nice 28-30 or 27 is pushing $700 these days and not getting any cheaper. The 39 Finns are less expensive.Just picked up a real nice barely used 100% condition 39 for $470.
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