Your takes on the SKS.

Discussion in 'AK & SKS Discussion' started by The5Last5Rebel, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. The5Last5Rebel

    The5Last5Rebel New Member

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    I've heard from some people that the SKS is a poor quality rifle (junk). Then I've heard from people who actually own one say that the SKS is one of there favorite rifles they own. I do not own one yet, but from what I've seen by shooting a SKS is that it is not the highest quality rifle but it is very reliable and fun to shoot. What's your take on the SKS?
     
  2. 7mmstw

    7mmstw New Member

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    Junk, you want something fun ad cheap to shoot? There is a plethora of better guns out there.
     

  3. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    I like it when people say things like, the guys that own one say they are good. Would you own something you thought was junk?
     
  4. 7mmstw

    7mmstw New Member

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    Lots of people own lots of guns I know are junk. If you can not shoot under 2inches at 100 yards under the best of circumstances then it's not worth having as a gun.
     
  5. Mongo

    Mongo Active Member Supporter

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    The Chinese SKS can have a chrome lined threaded barrel and a milled trigger group or a pinned barrel and a stamped trigger group. They both shoot well. There is a big difference in the quality. I have a Romanian SKS that the barrel isn't chrome lined. Some of the Romanians are in excellent condition while others are used, some in very poor condition. I used to buy unfired Russian's that were in excellent condition. They are reliable and fun to shoot. There is a large selection of accessories available. The down side is if you modify one, make sure you comply with the 922 rules.
     
  6. mjkeat

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    That's very bench shooter of you to say, lol.

    What's the MOA tolerance required for the Colts currently protecting our right to type on such forums?
     
  7. 7mmstw

    7mmstw New Member

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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.
     
  8. c3shooter

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    SKS is a carbine, with a rated effective range in combat of 500 meters. That is a lot better than the M1 Carbine (300 meters) and probably equal to or better than a Winchester 94 in 30-30.

    Not a benchrest gun, and not a target rifle- but for what it was designed to do (replace a heavier rifle and have more firepower) it does that pretty well.

    BTW, more accurate than an AK47 (of which an estimated 75 MILLION have been made) While there are junky specimens out there- Yugos that have been used up before being surplused) the carbine itself is far from junk.
     
  9. 7mmstw

    7mmstw New Member

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    Used by 3rd world uneducated, communist or Muslim, canonfodder, as long as they can throw lead and keep throwing lead then it's ok. You don't need accuracy if you have 100 million peasants with something that goes boom.

    Companies make billions of those little crap candles kids put in pumpkins at Halloween, doesn't mean that they made 6 billion of them good or amazing. It's cheap and it did in a round about way what it was supposed to do.
    I'd rather have some pride in ownership than having something that just goes boom and you can buy by the truckload.
     
  10. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    What is your deal with Soviet guns? They were not designed to be competition guns, or sniper rifles. They were designed for war, which they are very good at.

    OP, an SKS is a great gun. It's cheap to feed, extremely reliable, and has decent accuracy (not bench shooting accuracy.) It is a fun range gun.
     
  11. mjkeat

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    If I'm not mistaken the mil requirement is 4MOA. If 4MOA is good enough to get the job done it's my opinion that your >2MOA comment is ridiculous considering the role of the SKS.
     
  12. 7mmstw

    7mmstw New Member

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    "my deal" with soviet guns is I can't for the life of me figure why people love them so much, and on the same note why people think benchrest or accurate shooting is the devils work. Call me crazy, I'd rather have a rifle that can hit what I'm aiming at every time. I dont care if the ammo is cheap on commie guns, I don't want corrosive, unreloadable, steel case junk. I don't see the fascination, love and cult like following the Sks, AK or mosin have. Once again, don't care if they are cheap. There are many better options out there.
    I read many forums on here, I hear the accuracy of such rifles, hitting a 14 inch gong at 2-300 some of the time qualifies as a junk gun in my book. Once again have some pride in your purchase.
     
  13. therewolf

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    The AK, for example, is, generally, a stamped receiver. The SKS has a milled

    receiver, and a longer sight radius. I'm given to understand it's a scaled-

    down version of the Russian PTRS-41, a .57 cal tank-buster.

    My "junk" SKSs are two of my favorite guns. Dependable, accurate,

    and fun.

    Yanno, 7mmstw, I don't know who or what pulled your chain,

    but I don't see any of us posting negative comments about

    your favorite guns. Till I met you, I never met a

    "champion competition shooter" who went out of his way

    to put down anyone else's equipment, either.

    So, once again, buh-bye, now, and please forget to write...
     
  14. SmithKid308

    SmithKid308 New Member

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    +1 therewolf
     
  15. 7mmstw

    7mmstw New Member

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    The poster for this thread asked for our take on the Sks, because my opinion is different then yours I'm the A-hole. What crap. The cult like following you people have for such rifles is pathetic. I'm sure you like it as much as your hi point pistol and corrosive ammo.
     
  16. texaswoodworker

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    First off, they are no where near being "junk guns". As a good friend of mine put it, Russian guns just work. They will not break down, they will eat anything you put in them, and their accuracy is good enough for what we want them for. We want them for the same reason we would want a .22. They are cheap to shoot, and are fun to shoot. What other reason then that do we need? We like them, so we buy them. That will not change no matter how much you call them junk.
    Do us all a favor and stick to talking about your benchrest guns. We don't go around saying bad stuff about your rifles, so please don't say bad stuff about our rifles. Have a nice day. :)
     
  17. therewolf

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    Yanno, this is a forums section for people who like SKSs

    and AKMs...


    OP, certain individuals here feel the need to broadcast their

    ire over our enjoyment of substantially built, historically

    significant military surplus rifles. They apparently feel

    that if a rifle could talk, all it should be able to say is:

    "Prior to assembly a short time ago, my parts sat around different shops

    and warehouses for a few weeks or months, and had no influence

    on history or world events." Please don't allow their

    arrogance and bitterness to detract from your thread.


    If you knew anything about Hi-Point, besides what you saw on

    the internet somewhere, you'd realize their customer service is,

    hands down, among the best in the business. Furthermore, their

    new carbine models are making inroads against other name brands

    costing three times as much. Chew on this for a minute; if it weren't

    for us "poor folk" and "cheap people" with the "junk", you'd never

    have a way to rate your firearms as so much better. Now go have a cookie.

    OH, wait, I'm sorry Sir, are you yet another frustrated, coffee sodden

    RSO who's dreadfully afraid somebody's going to enjoy themselves shooting

    today? My condolences...
     
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  18. 7mmstw

    7mmstw New Member

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    Guy asked for an opinion on the gun, I'm the only one not praising it likes its a god. You don't like it because it hurt your feelings, saddened that someone would talk ill of your commie gun. Tough cookies, if everyone listened to every thing you said and didn't hear a difference of opinion we would all be stuck with crap guns like that.
     
  19. therewolf

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    In case you didn't notice,(guess not) a lot of people don't like

    "commie" guns. But nah, it's a free country, it won't hurt my feelings no matter

    how much of an idiot you make of yourself. Enjoy...
     
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  20. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    You know what, it's two completely different worlds. We like old, historic guns. You like modern, high dollar rifles. Lets agree to disagree, and leave it at that.