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Old 09-07-2012, 12:11 AM   #11
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I have an SKS. I also have an AR. I would not have a problem defending myself with either. The only upgrade that the SKS really needs to compete is a detachable magazine.
Many of the steel detachable mags are very reliable. I recommend staying away from any of the plastic ones
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I have to vote tacticool. All you need on a rifle is a light. People have been mounting lights on rifles since the invention of the D cell battery. The little short barrel just robs an already under powered weapon of much needed velocity. The tripod just makes the weapon look good in a photo. We have had forked sticks since the beginning of time. For practical purposes a shooting stick works just as well as a tripod and you can use it kneeling.
I always figured a light just made you a target. I really really bright target.


As for the detachable mags on the SKS, I would think that in a really harsh environment the old stripper clips would be more reliable, and only slightly slower to reload?
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My humble 2 cents... Our ebr's on average have about 10000$ worth of updating put into them by ka or sa....they fill the gap between our m4's and our long distance team. I have fired the m14 ebr with leupold glass during training....its an amazing firearm..so much that i purchased a m1a socom 2 and put the same sage stock and leupold glass on it. Its a very modern firearm.
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I have 3 of the Tapco 20 round mags. They work great.
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Here is mine with a 30rd detachable mag(%100 reliable). However most range time is done with the standard 10rd internal mag.....(reloading with stripper clips)
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I have a mag that looks just like yours. Someone gave it too me for free. I will not feed in mine. Maybe it is just mine though. Glad it works for you.
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I believe the idea behind bullpup is to decrease the rifle length and weight without shortening the barrel. This makes them more maneuverable indoors, quicker to sight on a target, etc. The downsides being the ejection port is right next to your face when sighted. If a left-handed soldier has a rifle jam in combat and grabs a rifle off his fallen right-handed buddy he is going to get a face full of hurt. Some bullpups have the ability to switch the ejection port to the other side, not sure how easy it is as I have never handled one.
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I do not believe that putting gizmos on a rifle makes it a better weapon of war. Putting any reliable magazine fed, centerfire rifle in the hands of a well trained soldier, the soldier will make the difference. The SKS is a fine, obsolete rifle, dressing it up with plastic does not improve the quality of the rifle. If I were fighting in quarters that were so confined that I needed a bull-pup style weapon, I would far rather have a short barrel .12 ga.

I would sure hate to shoot that SKS with the 30 round magazine while trying to keep my head below my cover, but that is just me.
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I" d go for a Kivari Trigger on some SKS' s...maybe a proper aperture/ Ghost Ring rear sight...beyond that? Practice working with the stripper clips under as many various conditions as possible ; and you're better served than retrofitting a duckbill mag....only detachable mag variants I ever saw that worked right were done at the factory to work with AK mags...and some of the Type81 rifles( more of an " also ran" for the PRC).
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