Want an ar but with current prices its no option have recently had the option to acquire an sks good gun?? Let me know!!
Let's face it... No ammo is easily available right now, except certain ammo that applies almost exclusively to hunting applications.Keep in mind though, 7.62x39 is becoming just as hard to find as 223 right now
Which, unfortunately, is naturally the most sought after, even if it's not being fired through a "military" styled rifle. Look at the people wanting .223, .308, and .30-06 for their bolt actions...Very true, but even though all ammo is scarce right now, nothing has reached a premium quite as much as military based ammunition
Wood it not be good to reload because it throws it so high up when it comes down it is damaged??mongo43 said:Trevor,
I think the SKS is one of the most under rated rifles currently available. They are built like a tank, run a simple piston system. And can be operated by most anybody.
They are like an AK in the aspect that they fling empty shells a country mile upon ejection. So as long as you don't plan to use brass cases and reload them. You are good to go. Plus there is a decent after market for parts out there for them. I just prefer mine in stock form.
So come on a join the SKS club.
I heard a lot of problems with detachable mag have you had any??lukeisme said:The sks is a fun gun to shoot and very reliable. The 7.62x39 round has decent power and not any harder to reload for. I have a yugo and chinese both. They both eat about any ammo I toss into them brass case, steel case doesn't matter. I converted both of mine to use a detachable mag. Not hard at all. Easy to clean easy to fix. I actualy prefer to shoot them over my AK.
Not a problem at all. They make receiver covers with an integrated scope rail on it. Works great. Also, I spent a number of years in the military and sent thousands of rounds of 5.56mm down range. Having said that, I prefer my Romanian SKS over my AR any day. Fun to shoot and 7.62mm is a much more destructive round.Only downside is the difficulty of mounting a scope on it.
It works ok for some people's needs. I've had at least three different types of receiver cover mounts; none of them held a good enough zero for me. I did look into drilling and tapping the receiver side for a rail that would allow the attachment of of molot rail system, but it would have cost as much as the rifle did. The rail on the Tapco gas tube cover appears stable enough to mount a forward optic, probably an open optic, but i decided it just wasn't really worth it. I did swap out the stock sights for some techsights "peep sights".Not a problem at all. They make receiver covers with an integrated scope rail on it. Works great.