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Am I A Fool For Sticking With An SKS Only?? AR-15??

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Fake Name, Oct 14, 2008.

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  1. Fake Name

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    Do I really need to get an AR-15? I have an SKS and that runs good.

    In light of potential Obama bans and SHTF possibilities is the SKS good enough or does is the AR-15 a better choice?

    I look forward to your replies.
     
  2. Dr. Fresh

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    I really want an EBR, preferably a Robinson XCR, but I have no money, so my SKS will have to see me through the election. I have confidence in the rifle and I don't feel undergunned. I'd rather have something with detachable 30-round mags in .223 but I'd take the SKS to a fight with no reservations.
     
  3. RP88

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    SKS works fine. Rugged, reliable, accurate enough, etc. It's a good do-all gun, especially for the price. But, AKs would be your better choice simply for the larger capacity and such.

    An AR will be a great omg-we're-doomed gun to have, if that is what you want it for. But...

    The real reasons to buy an AR are:

    -people are driving prices up with the 'omg obama the sky is falling ahhhh!!!" demand, so get one now while it's affordable
    -inflation and gas prices are driving up prices on everything, including ammo
    -the market is HUUUGE! for ARs at this time, so you can do whatever you want with the platform

    Obama will not and cannot pass a ban for a couple years at least. He may not be able to at all. Who knows. Stop worrying about that, and get out there and simply keep it from happening, and enjoy the hobby/sport/gun.
     
  4. kfranz

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    The SKS is good enough. Are you?
     
  5. HGUNHNTR

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    Buy an AR, the more there are the more common usage can be claimed

    And they are fun!
     
  6. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    No. Nobody does, because the chance of the S actually hitting the F is slim to none, and you're equipped with a fine rifle in the SKS. Having said that, the proper question is do you WANT one, and can you afford it? If there are bans, they will (a) include a grandfather clause, 99% chance, and (b) be able to be seen coming, legislatively, so there's no hurry, though the price would be higher then.
     
  7. schildgen

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    Another option is get an AK and start buying cases of x39. Ammo isn't cheap now, but it will never be this cheap again, people can ban the importation of Russian military ammo just like the Chinese was banned.
     
  8. Fake Name

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    No AK's allowed in my state
     
  9. H2O MAN

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    For years and years I was a one rifle, one shot gun and one pistol kind of guy... Times have changed.

    I still have just one shotgun (HK/Benelli M1S90), but I now have 6 or 7 maybe 8 M14s, two AKs and two G21s :evil:

    If you are happy & good with your SKS adding something else to your long gun collection is not a bad idea, just make sure you can feed it!

    The 7.62x39 AK/MAK-90 is an excellent choice and ammo is currently relatively inexpensive. COPE's has a great deal on Golden Tiger by the case...

    Of all the long arms I have, these days I'm only shooting my T56SHTF and my G21s. Buy ammo and stack it deep!

    [​IMG]

    Shop for a Norinco or Poly Tech MAK-90, they are an excellent rifle in a non-free state.


    Notice: I don't own any AR type rifles...
     
  10. Dutchman01

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    SKS works fine. Rugged, reliable, accurate enough, etc. It's a good do-all gun, especially for the price. But, AKs would be your better choice simply for the larger capacity and such.

    I don't mean to be disrespectfull but I find this a dubious statement. I suppose time will tell but gun control is very important to the majority of the democratic party members.
     
  11. ohioarmedneutrality

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    You can't go wrong with the SKS. Use the money you would use for an AR and buy SKS spare parts and lots and lots of ammo.
     
  12. Jeff F

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    Heres my thought on a SHTF rifle. I want a rifle that if I had to leave it behind or chuck it for some reason I would not think twice. An sks fits that bill nicely. How many of you would leave behind your AR or toss it off a bridge.
     
  13. ROMAK IV

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    I don't want to get this inro an OT political discussion, but let's just say, look on Obama's own website under urban problems. There are a number of things a president can do to restrict guns, so judge for youself, the risk and time period involved. At the very least, you have 4 months, so enough OT.

    An SKS is fine, and if there is only 4 months, accumulating ammunition is a far better idea than stocking a new caliber rifle and getting sufficient ammunition for it is unlikely, unless you have sufficient cash to do so. Wolf 223, is the cheapest, and it's not that cheap. An AR is going to run at least $700 or so.
     
  14. f4t9r

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    Everyone needs at least one AR
     
  15. benEzra

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    What state allows AR-15's but not civilian AK's?
     
  16. Z71

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    Firearms are different things to different people.

    One man will go quail hunting with a $10,000 dollar Perazzi shotgun, come home with a few birds and be perfectly happy. The next fellow may achieve the same ends with a Western Field gun that cost $80! He will be just as happy and the birds will be dead.

    Much the same applies to semi-auto battle rifles. US citizens are limited to semiautomatics which conform to ATF rules.

    My opinion, but I don't see how a $180 SKS with a 30 shot aftermarket mag would be much less effective than the cutest little AR tatical carbine money could buy!

    I ain't an SKS fan, however I do respect the things. I just bought an AR 20" rifle myself. With 500rounds of ammo, the rifle/ammo+tax combo cost me damn near $900!

    I likely could have bought one or two SKS rifles and a much larger quanity of ammunition for the same money.

    Really, I don't expect to be in a SHTF situation. However it is a damn good reason to buy a rifle to plink with! And hey! If SHTF does come my way, hopefully I'll have a battle rifle with me(I have several now, including 2 SKS's) and not a .22 single-shot rifle or .25 auto!
     
  17. OOOXOOO

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    You can never go wrong with a SKS. I would rather have a rifle I know well and a pile of ammo than a weapon you purchase only because it might be banned. There are enough AR's around, you will still have a chance to own one someday.
     
  18. Ben Shepherd

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    Unless you're sitting on a spare 1500, your SKS will be fine.

    I'd buy ammo and stripper clips. Then practice using them.
     
  19. XD-40 Shooter

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    I don't own an AR or AK, but I do have an SKS that I'm a very good shot with, along with 3000 rounds of Wolf ammo.:D If the "S" hits the "F", I'll be just fine with my SKS. I'm familiar with it, its reliable, and I have confidence in it.:)
     
  20. theotherwaldo

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    I'm aiming for one of each! I've already picked up:
    -WASR-10
    -Romanian SKS
    -M/N 91-30
    -Romanian, Polish, and Chinese Tokarevs

    -And I just picked up an AR receiver.

    One at a time.
     
  21. Okami

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    Well said XD-40 Shooter!

    "I don't own an AR or AK, but I do have an SKS that I'm a very good shot with, along with 3000 rounds of Wolf ammo. If the "S" hits the "F", I'll be just fine with my SKS. I'm familiar with it, its reliable, and I have confidence in it."
     
  22. Rifleman 173

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    Since you already have 7.62 X 39 ammo for your SKS, I would keep the SKS and add an M-4 type carbine that shoots 7.62 X 39 ammo. You can get a lower half for an M-4 and add an upper half that shoots the X 39 ammo. Of course you'll need magazines that will work in the M-4 lower AND work with X 39 ammo so you might want to check out C-Products magazines. Both Bushmaster Firearms and Model "1" Sales will sell upper halves that will fit M-4 lowers so you can build your own gun for about $750.00 or so instead of paying the $1,900.00 for a Robinson XCR.
     
  23. RockyMtnTactical

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    AR15 is hands down better. But an SKS will do 90% of what a good AR15/AK will do...
     
  24. xd9fan

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    wow show us your 1776 backbone:cuss:

    come on....
     
  25. JWarren

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    I'm not a fan of the SKS as my primary rifle. Does it work? Sure. But doesn't have all I want.... namely detachable magazines, etc.

    The AK doesn't do all I want either, so I have an AR.

    It fits what I want more, simple as that.

    But I'd not call anyone a fool for their own choices if they work for them.


    -- John
     
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