sks

Discussion in 'General Firearm Forum' started by shiflet, May 7, 2012.

  1. shiflet

    shiflet New Member

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    What do you all think about the sks? My brother in law has a Chinese sks but says it isn't very accurate... he wants to sell it and get into an ar15. Do you think it would be best to mod the sks or start an ar build?
     
  2. Danzig

    Danzig I do hood rat sh%t! Supporter

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    I bought one in 89 for $125. Threw a folder on it, BS scope and 20 round chi com mag. Had a lot of fun plinking and tearing stuff up. Great rifle to play with and learn how to use and accessorize. I recommend getting one especially for your first rifle. You can always turn it after you have had your fun with it so you can turn towards an AR15 more tailored to your wants and needs.
     

  3. SteveC

    SteveC New Member

    The SKS is an outstanding rifle. Accurate and reliable. 7.62x39 is reasonably priced and easy to find. Plenty you can do with it. If a manufacturer was to develop a rifle like that for the civilian market now it would cost 3x as much as you'll pay for the SKS
     
  4. series11

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    I've heard they are reasonably accurate. I plan on buying one, and as SteveC said the ammo is cheap so more range time.
     
  5. Here is an awesome read on SKS: http://www.yooperj.com/

    I will be getting a Russian one here at the end of the month. An they have reports of "slam firing" when you close the bolt but I have found out that it is most common with the SKS still coated in cosmoline. The cosmoline is what is keeping the firing pin stuck out. An like others have said the ammo is cheap just like the mosin nagant ammo.

    Watch hickok45 video on the SKS, you wont be disappointed. :)
     
    Last edited: May 10, 2012
  6. desertchris

    desertchris New Member

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    I love mine shoots great
     
  7. 66Goat389

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    I bought a norinco sks for $100 a couple weeks ago with six boxes of ammo. And bayonet..... Sweet.
     
  8. glocknloaded

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    Are you kidding crazy.....
     
  9. 66Goat389

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    Like the ar15 but costs considerably more. And sks has iron sights right out of box. A flat top ar can get expensive just to make it useable. Just sayin. Like em both. It just depends on everything.
     
  10. 66Goat389

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    I have good friends
     
  11. glocknloaded

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    I see.. What a buy
     
  12. 66Goat389

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    Bought a Sig 226 for $300 in nice shape, but gonna trade it for another G17 with some 33 rounders.... Sweet
     
  13. 66Goat389

    66Goat389 New Member

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    Correct, it shoots well..
     
  14. 66Goat389

    66Goat389 New Member

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    Anyways, buy a sks or an ar or whatever makes you happy.... You won't be disappointed in either one.
     
  15. glocknloaded

    glocknloaded Click Click Boom Supporter

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    Agree with you on that one
     
  16. TampaBaySean

    TampaBaySean New Member

    I have a Norinco SKS and love it . They can be had for under $300 and shoptalk ammo . I love mine . I shoot with the iron sights and I'm not gonna cut a 2 " group but I enjoy it? With the prices of AK's going up and up it's A good alternative
     
  17. BocaDan

    BocaDan New Member

    Wideners has zastava yugo SKSes for $309 to anyone interested.
     
  18. SteveC

    SteveC New Member

    Samco has the yugo m59/66 for $309; more for the 59/66A1
     
  19. I own 2 Chinese variants that are accurate. My rifle range only goes out to 100 yards but both rifles are capable and fun to shoot at that range. Ammo is fairly inexpensive so they are great for plinking.
     
  20. american lockpicker

    american lockpicker New Member

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    Leave the SKS as is, get an AR if he really wants one but keep the SKS. Its a well made gun and great for plinking.