He's kind of a war buff. So not classic rifles like the rolling block. He wanted a Mosin bc of the white death sniper. I counter suggested the M70 citing Carlos Hathcock and I think that's what he's going with. I used the term historical rather roughly I admit. Sorry for the confusion.You weren't thinking of something like a Hawken or a Sharps or a Rolling Block or Ballard?
THOSE would be historical types.
Depends on your definition of historical. I wouldn't touch a Mosin for anything other than firing cheap surplus ammo into berms. A sporterized 1903 maybe.
I have a Henry Long Ranger in 308 its not old but its a unique blend of classic and new a lever gun with a box magazine plus the Henry nameMy buddy is looking to get a historical type (maybe military sniper) rifle for elk. He was thinking Mosin or something similar. What would be a very accurate hard-hitting rifle that will take an elk at 450 yds or below AND has historical value? I was thinking maybe Winchester M70?