Hi folks, very new to the Mosin Nagant game (better late than never I suppose) and am just starting to get my feet wet. The rifle/cartridge appeals to me in that the rifles and ammo are still relatively inexpensive. The 54R cartridge is still being produced by the truckload (unlike the say the 303 Brit, 8mm Mauser & 7.62x25), so it's not like ammo will dry up any time soon. Gone are the days when you can afford to just blow through hundreds or thousands of rounds of 308 or 223 (remember buying 800rds of Port. 7.62 for $89? ...that wasn't too long ago) ...I digress. The 54R ammo isn't all that spendy and you're only going through 5rds at a time (and going through it a lot slower trying to turn that ole crusty bolt). To me, this is shooting that is still a lot of fun. There have been about a zillion different rifles built over the past 122-years or so which makes for quite the spectrum of collectors and shooters. Not knowing much about these rifles at all I think I'd like to have a few different rifles/carbines in different configurations... but don't know much about them, so am looking for words of wisdom from y'all. I think I might like to have something along the lines of the more accurate M39 rifle and maybe also something like the WWII 91/30 sniper version. Also wonder if the M44 wouldn't make for the perfect trunk/truck gun. The idea of a chopped carbine and even the Obrez seem crazy, but would probably be a ton-o-fun; for those there seem to be enough "sporterized" guns out there that a nice military specimen would not need to be sacrificed. So, tell me what you love or hate about the moist nuguts and where to find em en mass to be fondled.