Sks or shotgun?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by hq357, May 11, 2013.

  1. hq357

    hq357 New Member

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    Would you rather buy an sks if so what kind? Or a mossberg 500?
     
  2. towboater

    towboater Well-Known Member

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    Are ya wanting something for home defense.
     

  3. blucoondawg

    blucoondawg New Member

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    That cannot be answered if you don't provide your intent for the gun, if you want to duck hunt then don't buy an sks, if you want to deer hunt and shoot 200 yards don't buy a shotgun (though the sks wouldn't be my first choice either), home defense I'd go with a shotgun
     
  4. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    What they said. HD -- shotgun. Being a proper citizen of the community, state and nation? SKS
     
  5. CHLChris

    CHLChris New Member

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    They are so different and fulfill two very different needs. Are you asking, "Which should I buy first?"

    Then the answer would always be shotgun. At least in my world, with my 2 cents.
     
  6. Crazycastor

    Crazycastor New Member

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    Shotgun. I have two sks's. A shotgun is more practical and can be used more then aan sks.
     
  7. hq357

    hq357 New Member

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    My purpose for asking is because i plan to collect firearms throughout my life
     
  8. Crazycastor

    Crazycastor New Member

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    If your going start collecting, buy quality guns. You'll appreciate your collection and your collection will be worth more if you had to sell. But if you building up a personal arsinal, I would buy the SKS first. Only reason is because they are getting more expensive.
     
  9. mtnbadger

    mtnbadger New Member

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    Why bot both? Saiga 12 gauge haha looks like an ska but it's a 12 gauge
     
  10. hq357

    hq357 New Member

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    The reason i ask is because me and my stepdad keep our guns in the same safe so we share guns , we have a shotgun already but no sks i do not yet own a shotgun of my own but i want one because of the versatility and different uses but i also want an sks because the sks is increasing in price and they are becoming harder to find and its the only semi auto military rifle thats under 800$ that i know of so wich should i buy first? Sks or shotgun?
     
  11. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Seems like you already know the right answer.

    Get the SKS because they won't get more plentiful or a whole lot cheaper. You can get a used shotgun later for not much more than they go for now.
     
  12. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Nobody ever asks to ride SKS.
     
  13. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    They would if they had SKSs on stagecoaches.
     
  14. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    And how would you know McCool? What's Mandarin for rickshaw!?
     
  15. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Touché
    ............
     
  16. hq357

    hq357 New Member

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    Thats old timer talk i have no idea what you guys are speaking about.
     
  17. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    you can get a pretty good AR-15 for just under 800 dollars right now:
    This was a sale 5 days ago:

    http://www.slickguns.com/product/windham-weaponry-src-556223-optics-ready-69999

    http://www.slickguns.com/product/polish-tantal-545x39-rifle-akagun-tantal-39999

    http://www.slickguns.com/product/romanian-ak47-762x39mm-wasr-10-30-rnds-79999

    if you do your homework and find a local FFl dealer, you too can get an AK or AR for around 800 dollars or less. But if you want an SKS.......

    (ignore this post)
     
  18. Salvo

    Salvo New Member

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    Not to worry: They don't either.
     
  19. Salvo

    Salvo New Member

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    I'd get the shotgun because it's more generally useful, ammo is easy to find and a shotgun can go many places where an SKS would just get you in trouble.
     
  20. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    No, I think that's French for "touch." And I should know...