I've been tossing around the idea of gathering a bunch of us who have one flavour of MN or another and heading out to throw lead. Any Portland locals interested?
I'd suggest hitting up http://www.aimsurplus.com/. Sure you can try Big5 but there selection tends to be on the lower end from my experience. The round is a 7.62x54r cartridge right up there with a 30-06 in power. Ammo is cheap by the surplus can(~150 for 880). Hit up http://forums.gunboards.com/forumdisplay.php?f=3 and read all you can about maintenance, proper cleaning, and desired variants if you want them for more than just shooting.I AM getting interested in those rifles, thinking about getting one or three..... so far, don't even know what round they chamber. But I've heard they are fine rifles, and often cheap.