[5.SS]Strother said:Where did this bayonet effects accuracy myth come from?
From real life. Mosin-Nagants are sighted in from the factory with the bayonet attached. So they are more accurate WITH the bayonet attached.
Take the bayonet off and the Mosin will usually shoot a couple inches left or right of target. Why does the bayonet have an effect? I don't know. It's been explained to me a few ways. First is that the bayonet somehow puts pressure on the barrel. Second is that it interferes with the powder burn aerodynamics as the bullet is leaving the barrel.
But I know from first hand experience that my M44 and my 91/30 shoot better when the bayonet is attached/extended.