SKS effective range?

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    SKS effective range?

    I posted before about an AK's effective range and the max seemed to be about 300 yds. What about an SKS?

    Thanks in advance, HOLYROLLER

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    About the same. same caliber, maybe a bit better group.
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    about 25 yards if you toss it really hard!
    You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
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    My Norinco's will repeatedly shoot to 500 yrds on mansize threats.

    Set the rear sight elevator to 100--sight in at that range by adjusting the front sight height and windage to be dead on.

    Target at 300?--elevator to 3 and hold dead on.

    Target at 500?--elevator to 5 and hold dead on.

    At least with the Norinco's, if I want to know the "range" of a threat, I can guess, slide the rear sight ladder to that number and fire. If low, raise the elevator, and vice versa. When you set the elevator and can hit dead on, it has given you the distance once set as above.

    I've shot to 600 yrds with mine on a rock not much bigger then a human torso and put more than less of the rds on that rock. It's a very accurate rifle for the price and can be relied on.

    I'd also mention that the experience of the shooter, the condition of the bore and position used [ shooting platform ] has a lot to do with results here at these distances.

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    I'd also mention that the experience of the shooter, the condition of the bore and position used [ shooting platform ] has a lot to do with results here at these distances.
    Its a fact that most people become woefully inadequate when trying to judge ranges past 300 yards.

    If one knew the trajectory of the bullet and could estimate the range fairly well, the SKS could be deadly quite a ways out.
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    Like the AK, a lot depends on the quality of the rifle and the ammo you are using. Most are crap, and few are good.
    If nothing else, the SKS is going to do a little better just because of the longer sight radius.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Like the AK, a lot depends on the quality of the rifle and the ammo you are using. Most are crap, and few are good.
    I disagree. Most AK's are quite reliable, as are the SKS's. Personal preference aside.
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    I wasnt speaking of reliability, the question was about accuracy.
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    Understood friend. But the question posed by the poster concerned the max effective range. "Crap" isn't a distance. Within boundaries, the SKS performs quite well .. as does the AK.
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    With Wolf ammo I can hit out to 400yds after I figure out how high to aim. The trajectory drops off drastically past 300yds. The SKS has better range than most AKs because a standard SKS has 4 inches more on the barrel = higher velocity and accuracy.

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    Jamie Young;

    Use that rear elevator, no hold over required

    Why guess on holdover when they put the elevator there for that very reason?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ride4TheBrand View Post
    Understood friend. But the question posed by the poster concerned the max effective range. "Crap" isn't a distance. Within boundaries, the SKS performs quite well .. as does the AK.
    I was commenting about the varied quality in rifles, a lot of them are garbage, and wont do well beyond 100yds, but there are higher quality rifles that will do very well in the longer distances.
    In the world of bloc weapons, it pays to know what you are looking at.
    I dont want to open a debate, so I am being very generic in my descriptions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miggy View Post
    about 25 yards if you toss it really hard!
    That one made me about fall out of my chair laughing.
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