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Old 06-13-2004, 12:23 PM
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How is the group on the SKS? A couple people told me they were horrible with accuracy and that the Albanian version looks nice but has very crude machine work. The quality put forth in many of the mausers are just like the old mercedes, unsurpassed quality that even new ones don't have anymore. I've never been out to a gun range and I doubt how safe it is to fire behind me since the 8x57 can go through something like 80cm of pine before stopping! So I haven't even gave my mausers a try yet. I know one is good to go, but the other I think I'll get a new firing pin just to be certain.

Unfortunately I don't know much about electronics, maybe after I get my B.S. in ME I can head back and get some circuitry classes. I also wouldn't mind being able to program logic into chips either, I've done that a little but not enough.
Thing you have to do with the SKS, is not expect too much from it.
Take my Rom for example. I can hit a man sized target at a hundred yards. I can be sure of a kill shot in two shots, which can be acomplished quickly because it's a semi and light and not bad on the shoulder. And that is all it was ever designed to do.
You'll find some that are more accurate than others, but look at the thing, cheap, mass produced, short barrel(it's a carbine after all), and lord knows how many rounds through mine in perticular.
But I tell you true, noise in the middle of the night type situation, I grab the SKS first and foremost. It's just SO reliable and simple.

That all being said and credit being given, while there fun to shoot, trying to shoot for groups will often lead to frustration.
Even the little notch sight is not conductive to good accuracy.
I thought about one of the aftermarket peep sights, but, eh..
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Old 06-15-2004, 03:28 PM
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If I have a car part that I *really* want to punish, I think I'll stick with a Ruger Model 1 in 45-70. The beast will hit the same hole at 100 yards with no issues, regardless of what might be between you and the target. Scarey.
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Old 06-15-2004, 03:34 PM
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That is odd. Cheap little commie rifle that it is, I love my SKS's.
I have a 58 Romanian that was the first rifle I refinished the stock on(like most of them, it needed it bad). I have well over 2000 rounds through it just since I've owned it, and it was heavily used. 2, count em, 2 FTF's, and it shoots as well as it ever did.
Out groups any non-mega$$$ AK too.

I've really gotten into old bolt guns, the semi's are fun and all, but for the same reasons I like the cars I do, I love old Mausers and such.

My first rifle was a bring back M14, select fire and all. No I don't have it anymore.

I built an FN-FAL once awhile back from a parts kit, that was a lot of fun. If I can ever get my car(s) sorted out I might get more activly into it again..
THe Colt is not a rechambered modification, It was built to be a 7.62 X 39 at Colt, by Colt. Only made them one year and fairly limited numbers too I have recently heard.

I have a Chinese SKS too.................

OH I want a FN-FAL too but fun money has been way short last few years.
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Old 06-15-2004, 06:34 PM
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THe Colt is not a rechambered modification, It was built to be a 7.62 X 39 at Colt, by Colt. Only made them one year and fairly limited numbers too I have recently heard.

I have a Chinese SKS too.................

OH I want a FN-FAL too but fun money has been way short last few years.
Buy em now, they never go down in value and will only get more scarce. H&K's too, the CETME was a blast to shoot if you find one cheapish.
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