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SKS yugo 357 yards with no scope strap on still held zero

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by saiga308, Oct 11, 2019.

  1. saiga308

    saiga308 Member

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    trucker long hauling everywhere LOL

    ok it was 357 yards after all not bad for the sks without the scope strap on it was in my pocket :uhoh:i found out later LOL so with the strap it might even been a tighter group overall
     
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  2. saiga308

    saiga308 Member

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    trucker long hauling everywhere LOL
    heres the Velcro strap to secure the scope more that wasnt on it
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  3. ColtPythonElite

    ColtPythonElite Member

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    Never heard of a scope strap...Duct tape would probably be more precise...lol
     
  4. M1key

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    Scope strap helps keep the muzzle down.

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  5. Danny53

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    Fascinating and good shooting! I recently got an M59/66A1 and it's a great shooter although I haven't shot it over 100 yards. I have a Russian 1953 Tula and the wife has a Chinese Type 56. I have read the Yugo is the better shooter of the SKS firearms. People seem to be finding out the SKS carbines are much better shooters than they were given credit for.
     
  6. kBob

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    The bad reviews for SKS accuracy when they first came in was mainly because the only ammo available was the Red Chinese steel core that smelled like urine when it was shot. Groups were more like patterns!

    I was about ready to give up on the SKS when Lapua ammo became available and when used Groups sizes literally dropped to 1/3 size.

    Now the Russian and East Euro steel case stuff is available and while I have not found any that shoots as well as Lapua, it shoots a lot better than the original Chinese stuff...and does not smell as bad... and cost a lot less than Lapua these days.

    Keep in mind the SKS was meant as a battle rifle, not a hunting or target rifle. Accuracy means being able to hit an 18 inch square target at 400 meters HALF the time in that "Game"

    See my post of today on the other SKS thread.

    -kBob
     
  7. ApacheCoTodd

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    Hell, what about even before the ChiCom was available? Had to feed them on Norma and 20 rounds could cost the same as a tank of gas.

    Case of SKSs? 380 bucks. Case of ammo? Fuggit'bout-it!

    Todd.
     
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  8. M1key

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    The original Chinese steel core was quite accurate for what it was. My groups ran about 2 to 3 inches from a MAK-90 and SKS. Steel made the bullets longer so they stabilized better. JMO

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  9. kBob

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    Todd,
    Yes indeedy. My first brush with M43 ammo stateside was trying to get some to shoot in bring back someone had. He did not bring his 200 rounds because they had been given the horror story about US SF booby trapping NVA ammo supplies.

    I found some that a guy had and he said it was Czech and it looked a lot like wolf today Grey steel case and greenish bullet. He wanted a mere $0.50 a round.....mind you a gallon of 87 Octane was $0.39! Oh course had I found the ammo after the oil embargo and Jimmy Carter it may have seemed cheap.....

    I bought one round just to have it wrapped a bit of wire in the extractor groove and wore it on my dog tags for a bit and would tell folks it was the only 7.62x39 in the world I was not worried about...as it was it almost got me an Article 15 and WAS confiscated.

    -kBob
     
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