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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by ExAgoradzo, Jan 16, 2017.

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  1. ExAgoradzo

    ExAgoradzo Member

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    The SKS just may be the funnest gun in the West!!! Blowing up rocks at 50 yards with a new gun buddy is a blast!!!

    Just thought you needed to know that!

    Greg
     
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    Careful blowing up the rocks. I did that when I was younger and it sure is a blast. One time a piece of something hit me in the head. It was small and the cut even smaller, but I thought, what if that was my eye. So wear proper glasses I did. Moral to the story is, shooting rocks is a blast and the SKS is a great rifle.
     
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    And its kind of nice in a way not having a bunch of magazines to load and take up space too.
     
  4. Ignition Override

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    Will the fixed-magazine, standard-configuration SKS rifle become the future 'AR' for California?
    With detachable magazines soon outlawed by the state govt. (or Not in neutered rifles), imagine the growing SKS popularity and Prices.

    It might be best to first stock up on 7.62x39 ammo before:
    1) ammo background checks are required, and-
    2) Word gets around about how the normal SKS could remain legal for a while.

    A Tech Sight can be added for a rear aperture. This really improved accuracy on my SKS.
     
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  5. Panzerschwein

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    The SKS is a great one for defense. The 10 round clips work good, plus that bayonet can be used to finish off a wounded enemy or when the magazine runs dry during combat.
     
  6. coloradokevin

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    I have a Norinco SKS in my gun safe. It has been a number of years since I last shot it, but I always had fun with that gun back in the day (plinking ammo was cheaper, and making noise was more fun). The shooting I do these days is mostly long range precision, but I can't bring myself to part with an SKS that brought me satisfaction back in the day!
     
  7. AZAndy

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    Prices on them have certainly gone up lately. I paid $200 for my Yugo, and the same model (except no grenade launcher) is now $470 at the same store. I reckon it must be one of those supply and demand things. Sometimes I have an excellent grasp of the obvious.
     
  8. dh1633pm

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    Prices have certainly climbed for all SKS's. I just bought another one and it came packed with cosmoline. That for a rifle that someone else had already shot. They work, they fall under the assault weapon or safe act radar.
     
  9. ewlyon

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    I have to admit I put my recently purchased yugo sks up there with 357 lever actions in terms of fun. I have so far only used my own cast handloads and just like the lever actions it is cheap to shoot, with very soft recoil, and no magazines to spend money on. Not my first choice for defense, but it is hard to beat for fun at the range or practicality as an all around woods rifle.
     
  10. Matt Dillion

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    I had a Russian made SKS that never would group well at 100yards. Anybody ever had one that would not shoot well ?
     
  11. Pat Riot

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    Matt Dillon, I had a Chinese SKS that was one heck of an accurate rifle. I could shoot MOA with Russian military surplus rounds with that thing. The Russian SKS I owned was another story.
     
  12. splattergun

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    The Norinco SKS I bought NIB I bought for $99 shoots about 2 moa, has killed 2 muley bucks, and blown holes through aspen trees.
    I haven't shot it in probably 15 years, but I'm not willing to get rid of it. "Might need it someday"
     
  13. ExAgoradzo

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    I haven't even tried to shoot for MOA with my Norinco, for me it isn't that gun. But, like I said, at about 50 yards across the little dell we were exploding limestone into dusty grenades.

    Thanks for the comments!
    Greg
     
  14. Gun Master

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    SKS is the ultimate milsurp bargain, period !
    Buy 7.62x39 ammo pronto !
     
  15. Dog Soldier

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    The SKS rifles were just plain fun.The little rifles and the ammo was cheap. My friends all had an SKS. It reminded me of being a kid with a Red Ryder BB gun. We did not shoot groups or argue SKS ballistics. However Jack Rabbits, beer cans and many rocks were smoked. I would like to do that again.:thumbup:
     
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  16. Gun Master

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    Hey, what's stopping you ?
    I can think of about ten million reasons myself, friend.
     
  17. Dog Soldier

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    Gun M, I no longer own an SKS. I moved on to the AK-47 rifles. The AK-47 rifles for me have been a let down. The little SKS Chicoms were much better plinkers.:thumbup:
     
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    Picked this up last year in cosmoline. A 1952r Tula refurb and 1970s Romanian surplus 7.62x39. Fun plinker :)
     

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  19. Matt Dillion

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    The SKS I had shot a 2-1/2 ft group at 100 yards. I wasn't trying to get small groups, but that wasn't even worth hunting with. Someone had milled my bayonet lug off flat so it's possible they may have shot the barrel out or done some bad machine work on it. It was a 1952 Russian.
     
  20. LiveLife

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    Nope, we'll be shooting our CA compliant "featureless" rifles with detachable magazines or drop-in fixed magazines - https://www.thehighroad.org/index.p...iant-featureless-builds.815461/#post-10461765

    My guess is that gun manufacturers will sell CA compliant featureless carbines and rifles like new Keltec RDB-C 20" bullpup.
     
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    I have owned 4 different SKS rifles, still have a Norinco and a 1954 Tula. Owned an AK, traded it for a S&W 686. I much prefer the SKS for shooting over the AK. Smoked a lot of field rocks into gravel in the past 10 years.
     
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    I have a Chinese and Yugoslavian SKS rifles. As others have posted, I actually prefer to shoot them over my AK or ARs. Fun rifles.
     
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  23. Gun Master

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    All the above postings are especially good to know, since I have never crossed over into AK territory, though often tempted.
    Think I'll just stay with my SKS.
     
  24. LiveLife

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    I had Russian SKS, Chinese NHM-91, Bulgarian SLR-95, Russian Saiga .223/.308, Mini 30 and shot many AKs. While SKS shot well, NHM-91 (20" barrel) had the lightest recoil and best accuracy of all the AKs. I regret selling the NHM-91 and wish I still had it.

    I would prefer SLR-95 over SKS but was happy with SKS. I have moved away from 7.62x39 to .223/5.56 so my carbines/rifles are AR based now to include 9/40/45 calibers as I reload. As to replacement for NHM-91, I consider .300 BLK to be more flexible caliber especially with 220-240 gr sub sonic bullet reload option.
     
  25. Scooter22

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    Gotta love the SKS. Especially if you got them when they were 79-99.00 bucks. I lucked out and got 2 Chinese Paratroopers, 1 Russian Tula, and a Yugo. All unissued. The Paratroops are very compact and pretty accurate. Around 3" groups off the bench at 100yds with Brown Bear. Muzzel blast is more with the 16" barrels. Fun guns.
     
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