Took a nice No5 Jungle carbine and an M38 Mosen to the range yesterday. Wanted to really punish the shoulder! A recoil comparison subjectively was that the jungle carbine's rubber butt plate was more cosmetic than real aid, and for my money it was more recoil than the Russian by a small margin. That flash hider did make a difference though. The M38 really burped white flame. I used surplus ammo for both. both shot about 2 to 3 inch groups at 100 yards with a flyer or two, but that's the individual rifles, not relevant to compare the breeds on accuracy. A fun day overall, but about 20 rounds from either was plenty.
Respects to all and Merry Christmas as well.
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