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Scare_Rab 12-21-2011 09:02 PM

7.62X39 Norinco SKS 20" 5 Shot - $308US = opinions?
What do we think of this as a Zombie killer?
... if we were to carry only one rifle?

-looking for inexpensive / reliable -availability of ammo:
Suggestions / questions comments welcomed

the advert says :

7.62X39 Norinco SKS 20" 5 Shot

US $308.00

Brand New Norinco 20 SKS 5 shot Semi Auto Hunting Rifle.

standard length SKS

If you are wanting a great value hunting rifle or simply enjoy target shooting at the range, these rifles are great value for money offering excellent accuracy and reliability.

This calibre is a great for hunting -- With the 125 grain soft point projectile it will be effective on Goats, Wallabies, Fallow Deer, Red Deer and other similar size game.

Weight: 3.85 kg (8 lb 8 oz)
Length: 1021mm (40.2 in)
Barrel length: 521 mm (20.5 in) Chrome lined
Cartridge: 7.62x39mm
Action: Short stroke gas piston, tilting bolt, self-loading
Muzzle velocity: 735 m/s (2,410 ft/s)
Effective range: 400 m (433 yd)
Magazine: 5-round internal box magazine
Sights: Hooded post front sight, tangent notch rear sight to 1,000 meters

MrWray 12-21-2011 09:55 PM

Are you asking an opinion on it or trying to sell us one?? :-\

UrbanNinja 12-21-2011 10:22 PM

Im guessing from "wallabies" this is in New Zealand or Australia?

I love my SKS and just like the AK its almost indestructible. Cheap to shoot... easy to maintain. You can pick one up for the same price or sometimes cheaper at any local gun shows.

Scare_Rab 12-22-2011 06:40 AM

wallabies = sthn hemisphere ...correct .
opinion wanted -0 / good enough / why bother / hard to field strip / finnickity regards ammo / poor safety / accuracy etc

willfully armed 12-22-2011 07:01 AM

They are the most likely to go bang in any environment.
Their manufacturing tolerances are loose by design, this is why they run any ammo, in any climate, clean or dirty.

Not as accurate as the AR platform.

locutus 12-25-2011 01:29 AM

The Norinco is one of the best SKS variants made. They normally come wirth a 10 shot magazine, but if your laws require a 5 shot, it's still a an awesome fighting rifle.

If your laws allow it, 10 round magazines are available and can be installed in about 15 seconds.

robocop10mm 12-25-2011 02:21 AM

The Norinco SKS is a good quality rifle. Keep in mind they are NOT military surplus. They are new manufacture for the export market. Hundreds of thousands perhaps were shipped to the USA before Clinton halted the importation of Chinese arms.

Scare_Rab 12-25-2011 08:59 AM

The Gun Shop has two versions = one with a 20 inch barrel and one with a 16 inch barrel. The 20" is $45 more expensive.
Any reasoning to choose between 'em?

locutus 12-25-2011 08:32 PM

The 20 inch has longer sight radius, and is therefore easier to shoot accurately with iron sights. It also gives you anywhere from 100-150 FPS more velocity. The 16 inch is lighter and more handy, especially getting in and out of vehicles, and in tight spaces.

It's a tradeoff either way. Select according to how and where you're going to use it.

unclebear 12-25-2011 09:00 PM

I don't really know anything about foreign laws but you can get detachable mags some countries will allow certain imports on mags as long as there pinned to the legal round capacity. Also there a modification out there that will allow one to use AK47 mags on an SKS.

As far as the shorter barrel it might be better if your eye sight isn't all that great, easier sight picture.

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