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Old 08-28-2012, 10:01 PM   #1
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I'm wanting to use my sks this year for deer hunting some. I'll probably change the stock on it has anyone used theirs to hunt with.

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as long as you can keep the hits inside a 6 inch target at 100yrds im sure the round is very capable of making a good kill. just keep it inside 100 and yo should be fine.. make sure your practicing before season and check local laws to make sure its legal.

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You can get a 5 round mag at midwayusa.com.

Here is a link. Most state require 5 rounds or less.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/952350/promag-magazine-sks-762x39mm-russian-5-round-polymer-black

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You can get a 5 round mag at midwayusa.com.

Here is a link. Most state require 5 rounds or less.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/952350/promag-magazine-sks-762x39mm-russian-5-round-polymer-black
Bingo...

The 7.62 x 39 is a .30 cal round so that's legal and I know of no jurisdiction that bans hunting witha semi auto HOWEVER most do limit capacity to 5 rounds so get the Midway replacement mag and you be fine but I'd still consult your local big game guide booklet.

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Check YOUR state game laws. PA does NOT permit semi auto rifles for deer. SOME states limit magazine capacity for rifles (Virginia does NOT)

You should NOT use miltary FMJ- find some decent civilian soft point ammo.

The distance at which you can hold ALL your shots on a 5 inch paper plate USING THE POSITION YOU USE WHEN HUNTING is your max range.

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Bingo...

The 7.62 x 39 is a .30 cal round so that's legal and I know of no jurisdiction that bans hunting witha semi auto HOWEVER most do limit capacity to 5 rounds so get the Midway replacement mag and you be fine but I'd still consult your local big game guide booklet.

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You can also put a wood or foam filler that fits inside the spring that makes it 5 round legal. W/ a none modified check ATF laws. If it can use a 5 round, it can use a 30 round which will cause bigger issues. The simple fix is a filler for the mag well.
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Not the greatest caliber for deer hunting. And as some have stated State Laws also govern the rifle regarding capacity and etc. In addition a lot of states have laws concerning ammunition. Like no full metal jackets for example here in Tennessee! It obviously will work but not the best choice in calibers. We tested some 762X39s in Texas last year and had a lot of deer run some distance before dropping. Or multiple shots. And yes they were good hits that with a 243, 308, 30-06 and others would have dropped them DRT!

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I live in GA. so I'm not 100% on the laws with using a semi auto hunting but I'd kinda like to try it atleast once.

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Not the greatest caliber for deer hunting. And as some have stated State Laws also govern the rifle regarding capacity and etc. In addition a lot of states have laws concerning ammunition. Like no full metal jackets for example here in Tennessee! It obviously will work but not the best choice in calibers. We tested some 762X39s in Texas last year and had a lot of deer run some distance before dropping. Or multiple shots. And yes they were good hits that with a 243, 308, 30-06 and others would have dropped them DRT!

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Yeah but any round can fail from time to times. I took a spike on the last night of regular season about 8 years ago with a .243 at no mor than about 40 yards.

Damn thing surprised me but I managed to get of a good shot to the vitals broadside as he spun to take off.

That deer ran about 150 years before going down and after skinning the deer I was amazed to find the round never penetrated the rib cage!

It had hit the very back of the right front leg muscle taking out a chunk the size of a quarter and left a perfect .243 cal side profile indent on one the ribs.

The inside of the rib cage was perfectly smooth and untouched!

To this day I'm still convinced that little bastard died of freight!

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The round is basically a 30-30. The velocity of a 308 at 400 yards is about the same as the Sks at 100. It sure seems like it would work but I've never tried it.

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