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Old 01-21-2013, 02:34 PM   #11
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Buy the SKS now. Get the AR when you can.

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Old 01-21-2013, 03:08 PM   #12
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I have owned two SKS rifles and my Son has owned one. Two were Chinese type 56 and the other a Yugo with grenade launching attachment which was removed and thrown away. All were tough, well made, will last for ages, and which detachable magazines may be used after some alteration (AK type mags). ATTENTION WASHINGTON : I said "have owned" am limited presently to a BB gun and a "sling shot" and I will not register either or surrender either !!!!!!

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Can't go wrong, they're fun and cheap

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Trevor,

I think the SKS is one of the most under rated rifles currently available. They are built like a tank, run a simple piston system. And can be operated by most anybody.

They are like an AK in the aspect that they fling empty shells a country mile upon ejection. So as long as you don't plan to use brass cases and reload them. You are good to go. Plus there is a decent after market for parts out there for them. I just prefer mine in stock form.

So come on a join the SKS club.
Wood it not be good to reload because it throws it so high up when it comes down it is damaged??
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The sks is a fun gun to shoot and very reliable. The 7.62x39 round has decent power and not any harder to reload for. I have a yugo and chinese both. They both eat about any ammo I toss into them brass case, steel case doesn't matter. I converted both of mine to use a detachable mag. Not hard at all. Easy to clean easy to fix. I actualy prefer to shoot them over my AK.
I heard a lot of problems with detachable mag have you had any??
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I've also got a couple. Love them and I think more fun to shoot than the AR. I tried a detachable mag on mine and didn't have any luck so went back with the 10 round box.

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Get you a SKS! They're a blast to shoot. I'll never sell mine.

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Buy the SKS. I have really enjoyed my chinese/norinco SKS. I have it in a Tapco stock with 20 round tapco mags presently, but i kept the montecarlo stock and original mag as a backup option. I haven't had any trouble with the tapco mags with the tapco stock.

Only downside is the difficulty of mounting a scope on it.

Keep in mind that most of the really cheap steel-cased ammo is not easily reloadable.

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Only downside is the difficulty of mounting a scope on it.
Not a problem at all. They make receiver covers with an integrated scope rail on it. Works great. Also, I spent a number of years in the military and sent thousands of rounds of 5.56mm down range. Having said that, I prefer my Romanian SKS over my AR any day. Fun to shoot and 7.62mm is a much more destructive round.
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Not a problem at all. They make receiver covers with an integrated scope rail on it. Works great.
It works ok for some people's needs. I've had at least three different types of receiver cover mounts; none of them held a good enough zero for me. I did look into drilling and tapping the receiver side for a rail that would allow the attachment of of molot rail system, but it would have cost as much as the rifle did. The rail on the Tapco gas tube cover appears stable enough to mount a forward optic, probably an open optic, but i decided it just wasn't really worth it. I did swap out the stock sights for some techsights "peep sights".
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