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Link Posted: 3/3/2011 10:22:34 AM EDT
Originally Posted By APBullet:
Now I feel bad for buying 5 when they were $79.00 then chunking them in the attic.


When they were $79, they were a hell of a deal, probabaly the best value in guns ever. Even at $225, I was buying Yugos', but paying $500 for one doesn't make sense, even if it is Russian. IMO.


Link Posted: 3/3/2011 10:32:06 AM EDT
Originally Posted By SS109:
Originally Posted By APBullet:
Now I feel bad for buying 5 when they were $79.00 then chunking them in the attic.


When they were $79, they were a hell of a deal, probabaly the best value in guns ever. Even at $225, I was buying Yugos', but paying $500 for one doesn't make sense, even if it is Russian. IMO.




You gotta have a love for them to spend $500.  


They're decent enough rifles for sure.  I got a Chinese SKS for $190 IIRC.  Fit and finish great for a $200 gun.  Of course if I need a rifle, I'll grab an AR or something first.  But they are a decent piece of history that's hard to resist.  Cheap to shoot, easy to clean.
Link Posted: 3/3/2011 10:46:49 AM EDT
Originally Posted By packinheavy:
Well, you know what they say about opinions.  


Link Posted: 3/3/2011 11:06:16 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Phil_A_Steen:
You know who you are.  You like to discuss the Russian vs. the Chicom, the finer points of which had spike vs. cruciform bayonets, how obscure your markings are.

I don't understand why you would have this rifle.

If you want a well designed, robust Commie gun, get one of the thousands of AK variants.

If you want an accurate shooting Commie arm, get a Mosin.

An SKS is neither - not as good a semi an AK and not as accurate as a Mosin.

Wait, I suppose that all those great Tapco accessories make it worth having  


I don't love any piece of machinery

I bought all of mine for less than $100 each. No, they aint an AK47 nor an AR15, but for the price I paid
for the weapon and ammo, and the hours of shooting time experienced, they can't be beat. They are what they are a good plinker, hunter and fighter if neccessary.

Link Posted: 3/3/2011 11:11:41 AM EDT
only gun i regret selling was my 16" paratrooper sks.

shot well...

TXL

Link Posted: 3/3/2011 11:43:59 AM EDT
I'll bite.
I've owned AK's, Mosins, and SKS's.  I sold the AK's and Mosins and still have the SKS's.  

AK - sucked for accuracy, ergonomics really do suck like folks say.  Heavy with a full mag.  Sure would probably run in sand/mud/SHTF, but so would an SKS.  Stayed in the safe 9 range trips out of 10.

Mosin - built like a tank, but not THAT accurate for a bolt gun (I'm used to bolt remchesters that really ARE accurate).  Kicked like a friggin' mule.  LOUD as hell.  Low capacity.

SKS - more accurate than the AK and about the same as the Mosin at 100yds, maybe better.  Better balance and ergonomics.  Doesn't kick like the Mosin.  Weighs less than the AK with the full mag.  Higher capacity than the Mosin.  Easy to load with stripper clips.  Just more fun to shoot than the other two.

It's a shame folks tapco-ize and bubba them to try to make them something they're not. For what they are, they're great.  I'll keep a couple around just because of the stockpile of ammo I accumulated back in the super-cheap ammo days.  YMMV

Link Posted: 3/3/2011 11:50:35 AM EDT
Sez you.
Link Posted: 3/3/2011 12:17:44 PM EDT
Luckily, I have multiple examples of all of them.
Link Posted: 3/3/2011 1:34:34 PM EDT
I guess I'll have to sell mine so that I can look at myself in the mirror.  

-KW
Link Posted: 3/4/2011 3:57:05 AM EDT
There are a lot worse rifles out there that you could get.
Link Posted: 3/4/2011 3:59:12 AM EDT
So thumbs down to an SKS but thumbs up to an MN?

Is your head full of fuck or something?
Link Posted: 3/4/2011 4:10:30 AM EDT
Originally Posted By APBullet:
Now I feel bad for buying 5 when they were $79.00 then chunking them in the attic.


I feel bad. I paid $80.00 each for the 4 I have.

As for being inaccurate, stand 100 yds from me as I empty a mag & then tell me how inaccurate they are. Idiot!

Link Posted: 3/4/2011 4:24:13 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Gator:
It's no blinged-out AR-15, but they are accurate enough and get the job done.  Troll.


Agreed.

I'm not going to read 7 pages just to comment on the OP's idiocy.

With that said: I would put any one of my out of the box Chi-Com SKS's (or my Chi-Com AK for that matter) against some of the expensive, High-Speed, Johnny Home-Wrecker, Wazoo, Tacticool, rifles out there.

And BTW: I own several expensive, High-Speed, Johnny Home-Wrecker, Wazoo, Tacticool, rifles.

Just sayin'
Link Posted: 3/4/2011 5:05:20 AM EDT
Originally Posted By glazer1972:
An SKS in factory form is better than a Mini-14.


A Red Ryder is better than a Mini 14
Link Posted: 3/4/2011 5:13:17 AM EDT
The sks fills its gap. Its a traditional styled rifle that is simple to use in a decent caliber. It wasnt designed to be an AK
Link Posted: 3/4/2011 5:26:17 AM EDT
What if you have the AK and the Mosin and still like the SKS?  
Link Posted: 3/4/2011 5:33:27 AM EDT
Originally Posted By oldschool63:
Originally Posted By TheMechanic48:
Originally Posted By scottc1071:
Originally Posted By gonzo_beyondo:

Originally Posted By Specop_007:
Hey thanks, that was just the opinion I felt I was missing this morning.


 








Link Posted: 3/4/2011 5:38:53 AM EDT
the only people that hate SKS's are those that done have one or those who got one expecting an AK

They are fantastic sturdy rifles. great hog or deer rifles, easy to use and great in their original configurations.

they arnt supposed to be as accurate as a mosin [not that all mosins are accurate in bolt action standards] and they arnt supposed to be a "assault type rifle"

its a rifle, and a dang good one at that
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