My 1943 mosin nagant is enough, and here is why (although I do own others): 1)Rugged. Simplicity at it's finest. This gun was designed to be used by conscripts and people who had almost no training. It's designed out of chunks of steel and hard wood. After moving, we didn't have a fire poker set, so I used the steel bayonet for weeks to move logs on fire around. 2)Cheap: I paid $99 dollars out the door for it. Ammo is $.20 per round or less and can be found all over the place online. 3)Powerful: 7.62x54R. Need I say more? FMJ, SP, HP. Comes in all the flavors you want.