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Old 03-24-2012, 10:31 PM   #31
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Hey 7mmstw, you should send Billt a pm, I think you two would get along quite nicely.

To the OP, I personally prefer the AR-15 platform, but there is nothing wrong with an SKS. I'm actually thinking about picking one up in the near future to have as a fun/range gun.

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I'm planning on getting an SKS as my next gun.
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The SKS used to be a bargain, at one time you could get one under $100. I got mine, a Yugo, around six years ago when they were about $100 and the WASR 10 AK was about $300. It was a lot of gun for the money but then the price jumped up over $400 for a while and back down to $300+. Since the price is now close to a WASR 10 you want to compare them and decide which way you want to go. I ended up with both since they're both well worth having around.

I have no real complaints, it worked right out of the box and is a pretty accurate rifle considering the 7.62x39 cartridge. I have to agree with the positive comments in this thread, it's a good rifle that shoots a good cartridge that doesn't cost much. Just shop for price and make sure you get a good one. The Yugo is pretty muzzle heavy but you can remove the grenade launcher to improve that.
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i wish the sks was chambering in 7.62x54r instead of the x39. i think thats its biggest drawback.
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i wish the sks was chambering in 7.62x54r instead of the x39. i think thats its biggest drawback.
Get a SVT 38 or 40.
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The SKS used to be a bargain, at one time you could get one under $100. I got mine, a Yugo, around six years ago when they were about $100 and the WASR 10 AK was about $300. It was a lot of gun for the money but then the price jumped up over $400 for a while and back down to $300+. Since the price is now close to a WASR 10 you want to compare them and decide which way you want to go. I ended up with both since they're both well worth having around.

I have no real complaints, it worked right out of the box and is a pretty accurate rifle considering the 7.62x39 cartridge. I have to agree with the positive comments in this thread, it's a good rifle that shoots a good cartridge that doesn't cost much. Just shop for price and make sure you get a good one. The Yugo is pretty muzzle heavy but you can remove the grenade launcher to improve that.
I have to agree about the muzzle-heavy yugo, I fired a friend's
the other day. I noticed it helps get you back on target by
fighting muzzle flip. The Russians are lighter and better
balanced, till you pull the trigger.

For those of us who either can't see 300+ yards with the naked eye,
or are looking for a good casual plinker that's not a .22, IMO
you can't do better. I've got a Garand, Marlin, and others. I can afford to buy any gun I want, but mysteriously, my SKSs wound up being:

1-my truck gun

2-my favorite shooter

My other "MOA" guns may technically shoot better, but I just
don't generally choose them when I go to the range. And I trust
the SKS dependability better than my AK.
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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.
I've had some gunsmith training. I'm actually shipping out to trinidad state in a year to specialize in rifle building and weapons design. ........and I like the SKS...
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Those who refer to the SKS or steel cased ammo as "junk" have never seen either from the muzzle end.
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