Ak or sks

Discussion in 'AK & SKS Discussion' started by Jagsr83, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. Jagsr83

    Jagsr83 New Member

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    What is the better rifle as far as accuracy, dependability and ammo availability?
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Basically the same rifle. Imo the sks tends to be more accurate. Good luck getting ammo or the gun at a decent price right now.
     

  3. Garadex

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    They are almost the same reliability wise but the AL wins by a small margin, the SKS is usually seen as more accurate, and that is a useless talking point as they both fire the 7.62x39 round.
     
  4. RUG3R44

    RUG3R44 New Member

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    I've owned both, and liked both, but right now all I have is a yugo sks. Dang I wish I'd kept those AK's. If you have a chance to buy an AK or sks I'd jump on it!;)
     
  5. DrumJunkie

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    I have both now. I think the SKS is a little more accurate but the AK is a little easier to carry around. Ammo is hard to get for them at the moment bu tit should calm down at some point.
     
  6. Curlyjoe_99

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    they are both accurate in single fire mode
    they are both dependable
    same ammo

    well they are different eras of the same cartridge. I like my SKS, I have shot both US and captured AK's. it really comes down to what you are using it for. Now, if you are looking for mag capacity and such, the AK is designed for 30+ rounds, the SKS mags can be hit or miss as it was designed for a fixed mag.

    I like the SKS as a hunting platform, the kind of balance that i like. but he AK seems more self defense to my feel. just my opinion. go and handle each one. ensure both are factory setups, then test aftermarket, if you want to get the feel for what you want.
     
  7. orangello

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    I like my SKS spike bayonet better than my buddy's attachable WASR bayonet. :D
     
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  8. FrontierTCB

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    I was at my LGS yesterday he had 4 SKS's all used ranging between $550-$800 whoa. Seems like just a few years ago you could get them everywhere for between $100-$125.
    Crazy times.
     
  9. DrumJunkie

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    Some years back I could have bought them by the case and paid 58 bucks a rifle. I even had seen M and D models under 200 bucks as much as a few years ago. I watched a M model SKS in an ATI stock sell...High bid was 1400 bucks :eek:
    I have a M model here in an ATI stock. I have no interest in selling it as I like having two rifles that use the same mags. Also it seems that SKS I paid 225 for several years ago is not my most expensive rifle :cool:
     
  10. weapon

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    Eh? No love for the SVT-40? If you have not seen them, look them up -- much like an SKS but in 7.62 x 54mm. A very fun and useful rifle but slightly hard to find at a reasonable price in the US.

    Between SKS and AK, it depends on what you want from it. If you want a bit more range go with the SKS (or a longer barreled AK). If you want a shorter, really maneuverable rifle that is fairly quick to reload, get the AK.
     
  11. DrumJunkie

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    Those are really cool. A bit pricey but really cool.:)
     
  12. mongo43

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    Having shot both and the AK had a happy switch on it. I prefer the SKS. And that is why i own an SKS vs. AK.
     
  13. sputnik1988

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    Yeah, SVT40s run about $1000 in the states... Would love to have one though.
     
  14. weapon

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    I know a guy who has a SVT40 for sale and it is in virtually perfect condition. I have been fighting the urge to buy it all week. That is likely why I had to mention it. lol
     
  15. Mark_Van_Goth

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    SKS e AK

    We are talking about two different design/concepts:The SKS is a carabine and AK is a basically a machinegun.Both weapons uses the same ammo.

    I'll keep it simple:
    (Assuming that the rifle have not been modified in anyway)

    The ammo is the same(7.62x39 or m43)

    The SKS is better in terms of:
    -Accuracy
    -Control

    The SKS is worts in terms of:
    -Reliability
    -Ammo capacity
     
  16. mongo43

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    I'll keep it simple:
    (Assuming that the rifle have not been modified in anyway)

    The ammo is the same(7.62x39 or m43)

    The SKS is better in terms of:
    -Accuracy
    -Control

    The SKS is worts in terms of:
    -Reliability
    -Ammo capacity[/QUOTE]

    And just how is the SKS worse in terms of reliability? Mine has never had a failure to feed,fire or eject. I have heard more of AK's jamming than an SKS. The only SKS' I hear of messing up is because of after market mags vs the stock 10 round mags.
     
  17. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    He said the SKS is worts not worse! :D
     
  18. mongo43

    mongo43 New Member

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    Dang and to think my SKS doesn't have any worts or warts. lol.