Apply strap directly to the forehead! Apply strap directly to the forehead! Apply strap directly to the forehead!
I'm not saying the design is bad. I love the Mosin Nagant. However, I hear people say that Mosins are horrible rifles. What I'm saying is that, yes, compared to a modern hunting rifle, a Mosin is a poor match, but in the battlefield, the Mosin would stomp a hunting rifle. A lot of people i know bash the Mosin because of the lack of precision compared to modern rifles, but if a Mosin was built with the precision of a hunting rifle, they would be a match, if not out-shooting some modern rifles.
Well, that's my take.
Sorry to break the jerk, but this really isn't an appeal to authority, and even if it is, it doesn't automatically make her wrong. She's probably being dismissive because it's impossible to talk to someone who thinks their personal opinion/experience is equal to academic research. It's not.