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Any SKS fans? Why?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by makarov1, Oct 29, 2003.

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  1. makarov1

    makarov1 Member

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    I'm the new owner of a Yugo SKS, and I'm looking to take it for a test run soon.
     
  2. Chipperman

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    1. Cheap
    2. Fun to shoot
    3. Reliable
    4. Evil grenade launcher
    5. Minute of Pie Plate Accuracy

    What's not to love?
     
  3. StuporDave

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    And cheap too!
     
  4. Illuminate

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    It also throws your brass a few hundred meters away each time you shoot it.
     
  5. Mike Irwin

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    "minute of pie plate..."

    I was shooting mine this weekend at a little THR gathering in Pennsylvania.

    With a Choat replacement stock and the stock open sights, I was easily getting minute of AOL CD-ROM at 100 meters -- off hand.
     
  6. Chipperman

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    Nice! I have not had a chance to fire mine at longer distance than about 100 feet so far. I have not yet met an AOL disc that did not need to die. :evil:
     
  7. Beetle Bailey

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    Let's see . . .

    Cheap to buy

    Cheap ammo

    recoil is negligible

    decent customization options

    reportedly not necessary to clean (but I do)

    simple to operate

    It can do anything except precision shooting and home defence.

    I like mine a lot!
     
  8. Redlg155

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    Cause I don't know of too many things made in 1954 in as good shape as my Russian SKS. :D


    Good Shooting
    Red
     
  9. Beetle Bailey

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    Well, I guess it can be used for "minute of AOL disc" shooting and I suppose it can also be used for home defence (but not a good idea in my neighborhood).
     
  10. Greg L

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    Seeing as how you have a Yugo, don't forget that nice little bayo that you can flip out and stab a whole bunch of people thus proving that DiFi, Chuck. Ed, etc were right to ban them all :rolleyes:

    As others have mentioned, they are reasonably accurate for what they were designed to do. They are fun to shoot. They are cheap to feed. And best of all it annoys the antis when you try to get one of each flavor ever made :D .

    Greg
     
  11. cool45auto

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    I have a '59 Romanian SKS that I love. It eats a steady diet of Wolf ammo. I'd have to agree with the AOL disc comments.:p
     
  12. Engineer

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    All of the above and I can have a Yugo or Albanian shipped to my door without having to wait for a background check at a dealer. :D
     
  13. Preacherman

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    I'm here to tell you, on the basis of several years experience and investigating at least seven shootings, the SKS makes a darn effective home defence gun!
     
  14. Beetle Bailey

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    Preacherman, I stand corrected. If I ever had to pick up my SKS to defend my home, the other guy or guys would have something to fear (and not just because of the bayonette). But I thought we weren't supposed to recommend rifles for home defence (or at least not if it's an urban or suburban environment). Don't know where exactly Makarov1 lives.

    Makarov1, the SKS is just plain fun! Enjoy.
     
  15. BamBam-31

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    Has anyone mentioned that the SKS is cheap? Buck-fiddy gits you a semi, boyo!!

    Mine holds about 3" at 100 yds. At 50, with a little luck, I could shoot THROUGH those pesky AOL disks.
     
  16. Stickjockey

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    Don't have one myself, but I've got a friend who does. From what I've seen, in many ways the SKS is riflery's answer to the Makarov.
     
  17. CWL

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    Cheap. Cheap to feed. Reliable. I wont cry if it rusts or gets dirty. I've seen them used in combat without a hitch. Can store it away almost forever. No big loss if broken.
     
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    The only problem I've ever had with SKS's is slam-firing. That turned me off to the type for several years after I got rid of my Russian. After joining this forum though, my tinfoil hat wasn't strong enough to resist y'all's mind-control rays, and I ended up getting a Norinco. So far, it's been utterly reliable, fun, and cheap. What more can you ask for in a plinker?
     
  19. jrhead75

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    Well thank you very much! Starting an SKS thread right when I'm trying to talk myself out of buying the 55 Tula down at the local Gun Boutique. :D

    Okay...I'm not trying REAL hard to talk myself out of it, my Yugo would like the company.

    My answer to the original question? See the above posts. ;)
     
  20. JPM63US

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    Bayo . . .

    What could be better for keeping a buglar (unarmed) as bay until police arive than that folding bayonet?? Perfect for home defense.
     
  21. jem375

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    Kind of a funny question since you just bought one.......
     
  22. dave3006

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    At $100-$150 each, the SKS is practically free. I know some guys who spend that on "tactical" flashlights. Buy three or four. Arm the neighbors during the next SHTF.
     
  23. mtnbkr

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    You were putting a lot of shots through the hole in the center IIRC. :evil: :neener: :D

    BTW, was that a 100meter or 100yd range? I assumed yards.

    Chris
     
  24. Mike Irwin

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    IIRC that was with my .303 that I was putting them through the center hole. :)

    100 meters, 100 yards, hey, they're both farther than I can see!
     
  25. son of a gun

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    The SKS is the James Dean of assault rifles(technically not a AR) a cheap Commie gun any average Joe can afford. In case he wants to shoot at the WhiteHouse.:neener:
     
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