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Should I sell a Russian SKS?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by SATX man, Jun 6, 2009.

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Sell or not?

  1. Sell it!

    17 vote(s)
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  2. Don't sell

    22 vote(s)
    33.3%
  3. Save up for the G3 there not making SKS's any more

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  1. SATX man

    SATX man Member

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    i just wondering if it would be worth it to sell my Russian SKS for a Hk91/G3 rifle, it looks like .308 ammo is coming back.
     
  2. Guvnor

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    Id keep the SKS, especially since its a russian. Its probably only a matter of time before they arent available anymore. Its a cool piece of history.
     
  3. Jaws

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    Nah, sell the dog.:D
     
  4. Ignition Override

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    I've seen how unique the Russians are and they are always reported to be the best. Mine is a very nice Norinco and would not consider trading or selling.

    The ammo for an SKS etc is much easier to afford, but if you have tried one out and have "fallen" for the G-3, then there is no stopping a person. If you later decided to sell the type of G-3 you are considering, is it the most reliable type or would you lose money trying to sell it?
    A guy near Starkville, MS, who trained with it when he served in the German Bundeswehr, let me try his authentic G-3, which has the three original selector positions: 'S' (Sicher), 'E' (Einzelschuss) and 'F' (Freiheit).

    My humble vote is to trade it for my SKS.
     
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  5. Silverado6x6

    Silverado6x6 Member

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    Russian SKS is considered better in quality than the Chinese. If you sell it get a price in that respect. I have not seen any Russian SKS's in years.
     
  6. eight433

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    I think you should sell it











    .....to me!
     
  7. Cannonball888

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    They're collectable. It should be part of your diversified portfolio.
     
  8. Rshooter

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    For years I have collected American and NATO weapons. I just bought a paratrooper, paid $300 for the thing. :banghead: I will never own an AK because I do not appreciate them. I have decided I like the SKS's though, much nicer than the AK's. Keep it or some day you will be regretting it.
     
  9. dak0ta

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    Here in Canada, I can buy Refurbed Russian SKS's for $199.99 and for $225 get a crate of ammo
     
  10. benEzra

    benEzra Moderator Emeritus

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    Depends. Which would you rather own, a Russian SKS or a G3?

    If the answer to the above question is "G3", and you can't afford a G3 unless you sell the SKS, then sell it.

    If you're unsure, then hang onto the SKS and start saving for the G3. But shoot what you want to shoot, not what other people think is more desirable.
     
  11. Devilfrog

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    Never sold or traded a gun without regretting it later. Save up your pennies for the G3.
     
  12. Ignition Override

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    dak0ta:

    That's nice, but all Canadians pay a lot more taxes than people in many US states, before they see the net income available for those good deals.

    Is there much cheap surplus .303 ammo up there?
    Curious, because Mr. Joe Salter ("joesalter.com") imports many of his older military items from Canada into NH, and he has listed numerous LE's on his website.
     
  13. Beagle-zebub

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    This might be colored by the fact that I'm a Russian Studies major, but to sell that Russian SKS would be downright unconscionable.
     
  14. SATX man

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    OK "IM KEEPING THE SKS" I thought about trading but just couldn't do it.
     
  15. Ignition Override

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    Unless you have access to (or can reload) really cheap .308 ammo, the G-3 could have been like taking a spoiled girlfriend out to dinner.
     
  16. Miss Debbie

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    Is the 7.62x51 ammo hard to come by?
     
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  17. SATX man

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    I believe 7.62x51 is the samething as .308 but someone else can comfirm. I don't reload and I checked the price of ammo on-line and it's .50 a round compared to .26 a round for the SKS.
     
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  19. SATX man

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    Thanks for the link will be checking in to a trigger job.
     
  20. Rshooter

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    Yes and no. 7.62x51 is a NATO caliber that is somewhat equivalent to .308 but military and civilian brass is different and the chamber pressures differ. Attached is a website that explains in great detail the differences and the possible issues of using civilian ammunition in a military chambered weapon.

    http://www.surplusrifle.com/shooting2006/308vs762nato/index.asp
     
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