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Old 06-06-2013, 05:00 PM   #31
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I'm sorry, the post seemed to infer the reliability of SKSs, generally, was in

question. The sad fact is that they are a less costly, and better made,

albeit less popular rifle than the AK. IF you stick to the

standard mags, IME, the shoot very reliably.
The more I shoot mine the more I love it. Its design is so simple but you can tell its very well made and made to last. This may not be the case if you start putting aftermarket parts on it like the 20 rd magazine, which I have and doesn't eject the expended cartridge some of the time.
IT is also VERT accurate. Every bit as much as my AR.
I have the original ammo belt, cleaning kit, oil and oil can, and 10rd mag. Do you think it is worth more as a set like that than just the rifle alone.?
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You got a badly forged, or sub-standard metal
receiver on an SKS? From where?
I thought we were talking about AK's here, not any type of SKS.
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The very first post mentioned the SKS, and your post #26,concerning

metals quality and processing seemed to speak directly to my

post about stamped vs milled receivers.

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I'm sorry, the post seemed to infer the reliability of SKSs, generally, was in

question. The sad fact is that they are a less costly, and better made,

albeit less popular rifle than the AK. IF you stick to the

standard mags, IME, the shoot very reliably.
I like both rifle designs. Both are often misunderstood, and there are some myths that begin to emerge from the misunderstandings.
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albeit less popular rifle than the AK. IF you stick to the

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I thought original SKS's fed on stripper clips, not mags?
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I thought original SKS's fed on stripper clips, not mags?
It will have a magazine regardless. A stock SKS will have a 10rd (some 20rd) internal mag. One can take the mag well out and use duck bill mags.
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I thought original SKS's fed on stripper clips, not mags?
Yes the SKS in stock form has a fixed magazine in the rifle. That mag is reloaded using stripper clips, or can be loaded with rounds individually. It wAs not originally designed with a detachable mag, though some Chinese versions were made that have a mag well that accepts AK mags and the aftermarket has detachable mag options that require the original mag to be removed. Many of the aftermarket mags have a reputation for reducing the reliability.
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It sounds like an AK74 may be the ticket for you.

Lighter, and more accurate rounds, for one.

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It sounds like an AK74 may be the ticket for you.

Lighter, and more accurate rounds, for one.
I think I may get one now
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Top of the line AKs, VEPRs in 223/556 are going to go quickly for $599.

At Centerfiresystems.com

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