The SKS... good or not?
This is a discussion on The SKS... good or not? within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by JayHawker45
The SKSs are quite adequate for a truck carbine. I own two Yugo 59/66s that I bought for my sons. They ...
October 14th, 2006 08:15 PM
Originally Posted by JayHawker45
I had to replace the firing pin in my yugo, and did it with one of Murray's after firing several thousand rounds on the original. Cost about 30 bucks I think for him to send me one, and installed in about 2 minutes. Mine however had gotten bent, and would not fire at all, as opposed to the slamfire which I have seen and fired other sks' with this condition.
For the price the overall reliability and the options of parts and accesories, you just can't beat one of these.
Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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October 18th, 2006 12:05 AM
The SKS can be a very accurate gun, you need to get the special front adjustment tool, also need totally strip and clean all parts of the gun or you will have mechanical problems. http://www.surplusrifle.com is a great source of info on these guns. I often see guys who bought an SKS and did not clean it completely struggling with jams and feed problems--these are gas operated and can get very dirty, plus most were embalmed in cosmoline for storage which you need to totally clean out. Great gun for the money.
"Well, a gun that's unloaded and cocked ain't good for nothin". John Wayne in True Grit
October 20th, 2006 01:51 AM
The SKS came from russian experimental sniper rifle designs in the late days of WWII. Inherently the milled reciever, bolt design, trigger and better connected barrel all come together to provide you with better accuracy than the AKM.
For $130 why NOT get the SKS? *shrugs*
I personally sprung for the AKM after firing both guns simply because the AKM was far more fun to shoot and trying to use either gun for precision shooting is just a joke.
But if you want shooting fun from an SKS with highcap mags, then you will have to do some work on your gun...or get used to stripper clips and 10 rds at a time
October 20th, 2006 02:08 AM
My Norinco sks's will shoot an 18x18" steel plate at 300 rds all day. Thats a mans chest at 300 yds and just fine for accuracy at that range.
The guns are up to it if you are. For the sigths on them, they do very well. Put a peep sight on one and you'd probably be able to hold that steel plate at 400 yds. Not too shabby for a dependable cheap rifle.
The mind is the limiting factor
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December 9th, 2006 01:45 PM
It most certainly did not.
Originally Posted by Hekkenschutze
December 9th, 2006 03:33 PM
Phil that is a good link. Good info on a rifle I own and did not know a lot about.
December 10th, 2006 12:40 PM
December 11th, 2006 10:32 AM
That is probably the nicest looking SKS I've ever seen. It has really clean lines and I do like the finish on the stock (and I'm not a camo guy), the metal finish looks good too. You have inspired me to fix up one (or more) of mine.
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