Re: hunting with a mosin nagant
I have used the mosin nagant a number of times with great results. In by far most states, it is NOT legal to use surplus ammo for hunting. If you do not reload, there are a number of commercial hunting rounds for the mosin, use the one which shoots best in your rifle. Through the years, I or my sons have used 2 different 91-30's and 3 M44's.
As far as power, it is very similar to the 30-06.