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Old 08-29-2012, 10:30 PM   #21
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:09 PM   #22
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The round will do the trick, but will the rifle??

Say you shoot a 6" group at 100 yards, and maybe you misjudge the distance to the deer, so you shoot high...
that extra 6" just might carry the shot over its back...or worse, hit a non-vital area and it runs off & dies a SLOW death...
and the meat gets wasted...and so has your time...That's why an SKS may not be the proper tool for hunting...

If you can get it down to 3" groups @ 100, that's tolerable...just barely...at least to me...

I require a 1" group or smaller @ 100 yards (Prone/Bench) from any hunting rifle I own...
That's why my go-to is a 1953 Marlin 336 (.30-30) which does exactly that from a prone position or from the bench...
I know that if I'm standing, I can expect a 2" or smaller group from it...until I get old & my eyes start to go...lol
Its got the original Irons on it...ain't nothing like the OEM on Grandpa's Rifle!!

Same for the Marlin X-7 in .30-06...freeking thing shoots cloverleafs & one-hole groups from the bench...it practically does all the work...
its my favorite long-distance hunter with a 4-16x44 scope & bipod...nothing within its range is safe...
and .30-06 has a nice long range...


Although if you want something totally disgustingly precise, get an FN SPR-A5

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The round will do the trick, but will the rifle??

Say you shoot a 6" group at 100 yards, and maybe you misjudge the distance to the deer, so you shoot high...
that extra 6" just might carry the shot over its back...or worse, hit a non-vital area and it runs off & dies a SLOW death...
and the meat gets wasted...and so has your time...That's why an SKS may not be the proper tool for hunting...

If you can get it down to 3" groups @ 100, that's tolerable...just barely...at least to me...

I require a 1" group or smaller @ 100 yards (Prone/Bench) from any hunting rifle I own...
That's why my go-to is a 1953 Marlin 336 (.30-30) which does exactly that from a prone position or from the bench...
I know that if I'm standing, I can expect a 2" or smaller group from it...until I get old & my eyes start to go...lol
Its got the original Irons on it...ain't nothing like the OEM on Grandpa's Rifle!!

Same for the Marlin X-7 in .30-06...freeking thing shoots cloverleafs & one-hole groups from the bench...it practically does all the work...
its my favorite long-distance hunter with a 4-16x44 scope & bipod...nothing within its range is safe...
and .30-06 has a nice long range...

Although if you want something totally disgustingly precise, get an FN SPR-A5
6" at 100yards even for an sks is bad. Mine dose about 2" sometimes better and that's with a red dot sight that has a 2 mia dot. The rifle is up to the task for brush hunting for sure. I have an xs7 in 7-08 that I hunt with and like you said they are tack drivers
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Old 08-31-2012, 03:24 AM   #24
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I shot a doe at about 50 yards with my SKS. One shot, one kill. She didn't run any further than deer I've shot with my 30'06. Put the bullet through the chest and a deer will die. Use soft points (I used Winchester), don't shoot past the distance where you can reliably put bullets into 5 inches or so and enjoy the venison. Mine is plenty accurate out to 100 yards.

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I've heard of alot of people around here using SKS rifles to hunt. There's nothing wrong with using a SKS in rifle season. Hell, isn't that why it's been nicknamed the poor man's hunting rifle.

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