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Old 01-19-2014, 05:37 AM   #41
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IMO, the SKS can be be the best civvie all-round rifle. My idea of the best would be an SKS-D or M that can take AK mags, a thumbhole stock, an Albanian SKS bolt carrier, an ACOG or reflex (I personally like the look of old milsurp ones), blade bayonet (if you prefer bayonet), sling, and aftermarket front duplex sight.

I currently have one that I am plannin on puttin an SG works bullpup stock on.
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Old 01-19-2014, 01:03 PM   #42
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This is my new russian, 1953 Tula, with good metal and wood. I also have nice ghost sks, and a well beaten Sino-Soviet. Keep them stock to respect their history.

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Old 01-20-2014, 11:26 PM   #43
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It is true that our most popular handgun calibers are 100 some years old. The centerfire rifle cartridges used by the military and LE today are half that age or less.

I called the 7.62x54R ancient for the lack of a better word. It was partially obsolete even a century ago. The Mosin receiver had to incorporate a specially designed interrupter, a separate part that broke down relatively often during WW1. None of the contemporary main battle rifles needed it.

The 7.62x54 is a good solid round. I shoot it myself. There is just no evidence of it being more accurate, apples to apples, than the 7.62x39. An SKS project makes as much sense as a Mosin, but may be even more fun.
You guys may laugh but I used the 762x54 to hunt with and have for the last three years. I have taken a lot of deer in the last three years and they dont go far if anywhere with proper sight placement.

The 762 x54 will shoot much further with more accuracy than the 762 x 39. If your looking to reach out and touch something then the mosin or 762x54 is your round. The 762x 39 is more of a brush gun amd serves its purpose well..ive had both but now only have my Mosin.

I used a savage 30 06 for previous years in hunting and id say the ballistics, distance , and strength are very similar to the 762 x 54.
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You guys may laugh but I used the 762x54 to hunt with and have for the last three years. I have taken a lot of deer in the last three years and they dont go far if anywhere with proper sight placement.

The 762 x54 will shoot much further with more accuracy than the 762 x 39. If your looking to reach out and touch something then the mosin or 762x54 is your round. The 762x 39 is more of a brush gun amd serves its purpose well..ive had both but now only have my Mosin.

I used a savage 30 06 for previous years in hunting and id say the ballistics, distance , and strength are very similar to the 762 x 54.
I don't laugh, the mosin si a fantastic weapon.I prefer the mauser but...even the mosin is fun to shoot

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I have a Chinese and a Russian. I wish I had bought a hundred when I could buy them for $75 a piece.

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What is a ghost sks?? Never heard that before.

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What is a ghost sks?? Never heard that before.

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It's a SKS with no markings or serial numbers . No Russian markings, no Chinese markings. If I remember correctly they were among the first Chinese SKS's made.
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Here is a pic of my ghost receiver. Nothing but a serial number, but an inspection of all the parts shows russian inspection stamps, and parts. One theory is that these were assembled at factory 26 in the initial stage of training chinese workers from spare russian parts, purchased with the machine tools in 1956 . This period would have been before they were fully organized with a system. The Sino-Soviets, with the factory 26 stamp would come next. Note in the bottom pic, the sino-soviet has just serial number and /26\ factory mark.




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IMO, a great utility woods or truck gun.

Decent accuracy, 10 shots, nice balance,

a great beater, for running around.

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I have a Russian and Yugo.

Russian I just keep in the safe, but the Yugo I like to shoot.

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