I did a Tula, Mosin scout project, for a Hog gun and I love it.
1. I dropped it in an aftermarket stock that allowed some free float in the barrel.
2. I did not turn down the bolt, because it works for me and the action is slicker than whale crap in an oil spill.
3. I used a muzzeloader scope so I wouldn't have to worry as much with shooting the scope out.
4. My cousin chopped and recrowned the barrel at 16 1/2 inches.
5. I run the 224gr Soft Point ammo because it hits shoulders really hard.
Point and shoot to 200 yards all day. It's cheap and fits just well behind the truck seat. I can abuse the crap out of it. Is it a tactical or combat rifle in this form, not really, but it always goes bang and should it ever be stolen I'm out next to nothing. It doesn't have to work for you to kill for me.
For anyone who doubts what the Mosin can do in the hands of a farmer in war, in the extreme cold, who still holds 500(+) confirmed kills, you should read about "White Death" Simo Hayha.
So maybe I'm Johnny Appleseed with an AK and that don't impress you much?
Systema, after 8 boring hours at work, you might appreciate 1 hour of pure, abject terror.