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Old 03-24-2012, 03:25 AM   #1
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I've heard from some people that the SKS is a poor quality rifle (junk). Then I've heard from people who actually own one say that the SKS is one of there favorite rifles they own. I do not own one yet, but from what I've seen by shooting a SKS is that it is not the highest quality rifle but it is very reliable and fun to shoot. What's your take on the SKS?

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Old 03-24-2012, 03:26 AM   #2
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Junk, you want something fun ad cheap to shoot? There is a plethora of better guns out there.

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I like it when people say things like, the guys that own one say they are good. Would you own something you thought was junk?

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Lots of people own lots of guns I know are junk. If you can not shoot under 2inches at 100 yards under the best of circumstances then it's not worth having as a gun.

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The Chinese SKS can have a chrome lined threaded barrel and a milled trigger group or a pinned barrel and a stamped trigger group. They both shoot well. There is a big difference in the quality. I have a Romanian SKS that the barrel isn't chrome lined. Some of the Romanians are in excellent condition while others are used, some in very poor condition. I used to buy unfired Russian's that were in excellent condition. They are reliable and fun to shoot. There is a large selection of accessories available. The down side is if you modify one, make sure you comply with the 922 rules.

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Lots of people own lots of guns I know are junk. If you can not shoot under 2inches at 100 yards under the best of circumstances then it's not worth having as a gun.
That's very bench shooter of you to say, lol.

What's the MOA tolerance required for the Colts currently protecting our right to type on such forums?
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That's very bench shooter of you to say, lol.

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Better than an Sks. There is a reason we use the Armalite platform and not cheap communist junk that pulls at the hearstrings of people who don't build or work on guns for a living.
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SKS is a carbine, with a rated effective range in combat of 500 meters. That is a lot better than the M1 Carbine (300 meters) and probably equal to or better than a Winchester 94 in 30-30.

Not a benchrest gun, and not a target rifle- but for what it was designed to do (replace a heavier rifle and have more firepower) it does that pretty well.

BTW, more accurate than an AK47 (of which an estimated 75 MILLION have been made) While there are junky specimens out there- Yugos that have been used up before being surplused) the carbine itself is far from junk.

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Used by 3rd world uneducated, communist or Muslim, canonfodder, as long as they can throw lead and keep throwing lead then it's ok. You don't need accuracy if you have 100 million peasants with something that goes boom.

Companies make billions of those little crap candles kids put in pumpkins at Halloween, doesn't mean that they made 6 billion of them good or amazing. It's cheap and it did in a round about way what it was supposed to do.
I'd rather have some pride in ownership than having something that just goes boom and you can buy by the truckload.

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Used by 3rd world uneducated, communist or Muslim, canonfodder, as long as they can throw lead and keep throwing lead then it's ok. You don't need accuracy if you have 100 million peasants with something that goes boom.

Companies make billions of those little crap candles kids put in pumpkins at Halloween, doesn't mean that they made 6 billion of them good or amazing. It's cheap and it did in a round about way what it was supposed to do.
I'd rather have some pride in ownership than having something that just goes boom and you can buy by the truckload.
What is your deal with Soviet guns? They were not designed to be competition guns, or sniper rifles. They were designed for war, which they are very good at.

OP, an SKS is a great gun. It's cheap to feed, extremely reliable, and has decent accuracy (not bench shooting accuracy.) It is a fun range gun.
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