Yugoslavian SKS, Opinions?

Yugoslavian SKS, Opinions?

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    Yugoslavian SKS, Opinions?

    I was looking to purchase an inexpensive whitetail deer hunting rifle, and am seriously looking into purchasing a Yugo SKS. It looks like a neat semi-auto, and time is of the essence.

    Any opinion on this rifle for deer hunting (up to 200yds)?
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    It'll do.

    Lots of people around here hunt with them. Its close to a .30-30 ballistic wise, with better downrange ballistics due to the spire point. Lots of deer have met their demise by one. They are great truck guns.
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    Check you local hunting laws regarding the use of a semi auto and capacity.
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    It'll do.
    That pretty much says I reckon. And I reckon as well. As far as a 200yd shot, hit and take-down....of course it's possible. With the open sights? I guess that's possible as well. I've known more hog hunters to use the SKS rather than deer hunters. A 30cal is always good though.

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    it will work. or could look for a used bolt action rifle. or a used shotgun.
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    They are good guns for the money. I would not want to walk around the woods too long with one, as it is pretty heavy. If your hunting from a stand you should be ok.

    One thing about the Yugo versions, they don't have a spring in the bolt in front of the firing pin. Do yourself a favor and purchase a modified firing pin from this guy. SKS Owners

    The firing pin in the Yugo versions have a tendancy to bend leaving you with one of two problems. No fire when the pin gets stuck back in the bolt, or slam fire, can be either fun or very dangerous depending on whether your expecting it or not, when the pin gets stuck forward in the bolt.

    Again, they are worth the money, whether for hunting or just plain old range time.
    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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    Dont have a yugo one, but i definitely love my chinese SKS. Grab one while you can!

    You can even get a grenade for the launcher attachment and blast yourself a deer (to bits)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Balsac View Post
    ...You can even get a grenade for the launcher attachment and blast yourself a deer (to bits)
    As illegal and redneck as that is, the proper term is one step gut and cook on the spot.
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    I have a Russian nagant rifle chamberd in 7.62*51 and it is an awsome gun. Cost me 99.00. 5 shot bolt action. You can get decent scope mounts fairly inexpensive. There are alot for sale around hear and range from 90.00 to 120.00. I picked up two just because they were cheep, and very accurate. Mine shoots 1" groups at 100 yards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alteredspeed View Post
    I have a Russian nagant rifle chamberd in 7.62*51 and it is an awsome gun. Cost me 99.00. 5 shot bolt action. You can get decent scope mounts fairly inexpensive. There are alot for sale around hear and range from 90.00 to 120.00. I picked up two just because they were cheep, and very accurate. Mine shoots 1" groups at 100 yards.
    7.62x54r you mean. Up to 110 years old, standard issue to Russian infantry, still shoot as good as the day they were made if you get one that has a good barrel

    Great rifle, going to be hard put to get hunting rounds. Most available are FMJ steel core. Looking into getting one myself.

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    Let's keep focused on the SKS and 7.62x39, guys.
    eschew obfuscation

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    Quote Originally Posted by CopperKnight View Post
    Let's keep focused on the SKS and 7.62x39, guys.
    He (cl00bie) inquired/implied about other options.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CopperKnight View Post
    Let's keep focused on the SKS and 7.62x39, guys.
    cheap, 7.62x39..... u don't have much options besides a beat up AK or a decent SKS lol

    i've been wanting to get one too though

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    My 11 year old son took a whitetail at a little over 100yrds with his SKS. One shot! Good deer rifle with soft points.
    We will be much better off when we learn to deal with things as they really are, instead of how we wish them to be!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnutty View Post
    My 11 year old son took a whitetail at a little over 100yrds with his SKS. One shot! Good deer rifle with soft points.
    WOW! lol

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