Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Orion8472, May 3, 2021.
As far as the SKS being inaccurate, it is plenty accurate for it's intended use, and for possible civilian self defense use. Even the police rarely engage beyond 50 yards.
This is what blew my mind, $1,800 for a good condition Finn Mosin M39:
Supposed to have rare markings but still......
The supply in the US is finite because of import laws. The SKS was still being surplused out by China and Russia as recently as a year ago to the Canadian civilian market with prices running around $225 retail. If our government saw fit to let the flood in, we could easily be swimming in cheap Chinese SKS rifles and stinky 762x39 ammo again. Not going to happen though.
Sad when we have to envy Canadian gun laws. That certainly isn't going to change under Clown Biden.
Molot was also developing a modern, detachable magazine rifle for US market when the US imposed sanctions on the import of arms from Russia.
Don't worry - Canada *fixed* that recently.
I’d buy that!
I also wasn't interested in mosins when they were under $100, they get crazy money for those now too. I don't see it.
Only com bloc gun I ever had interest in was the AK , several years ago when I decided to buy a semi auto rifle in an intermediate chambering I went out looking. I spoke to the owner of a local shop that did manufacturing and built machine guns ect. , I trust his opinion. He told me that years back a decent AK was a couple hundred bucks, the ones I was interested in were more like $1500 at the time. He laughed and said it's still the same $200 rifle but the price has gone up. Needless to say I didn't buy the tuna can covered in black spray paint but I had my choice between a few arsenal rifles and a few Krebs . no commie guns for me, but some guys like them I guess.
One of those muzzle pics show rifling. What exactly is a .366 TKM cartridge?
Edit: found something here in English. Weird.
My Norinco SKS is actually pretty accurate; 10” steel at 200 yards is relatively easy. I once owned a Ruger Mini 30 that wasn’t nearly as accurate as my SKS and cost many times more. I still own the SKS, and the Ruger is long gone.
I'm thinking they won't go down much in price due to regulation and inflation, so if you want one and can afford it, get one while you can.
I did get the 1873 in, though. So amazing looking!
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