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First off teotwawki will not happen, so it is good to not have alot of $$ tied up in something you will probably never need.
We got ours for $100 each, identical.

They have good accuracy for their intended purpouse, with their ranged iron sites my wife and I have no problem hitting a 5 gallon bucket at 50 to 300 yards [that is the size of our range] and probably farther.

The 7.62x3 was a cheap and effective round at least when we bought it $80/1000.
$200 for a complete system!
 
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there is one flaw in the sks however, if that reciever pin shows wear it is prone to heat up and become brittle over time. I switch out my reciever pins every year depending on how much I have used it in that alotted time. But if that pin becomes brittle there is a significant chance of that pin snapping mid-fire and that bolt going right through your head. Vietnam vets say that the SKS killed more VC than we did due to the inferior sheet metal they used on their SKSs. Just ber for warned, keep a few lying around the house. :---
 
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good info. I've never hear of this,I'll have to ask the gun show guy abut some,is there an after market failsafe pin?
 
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taylor said:
First off teotwawki will not happen, so it is good to not have alot of $$ tied up in something you will probably never need.
can i quote you on this. and when it does come round............ well i cant sue you but i at least wanna do the I told you so dance
 
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leeindy said:
taylor said:
First off teotwawki will not happen, so it is good to not have alot of $$ tied up in something you will probably never need.
can i quote you on this. and when it does come round............ well i cant sue you but i at least wanna do the I told you so dance
Great minds think alike :D
 
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well I'm so sure it will not happen that I have food,water filters,guns and ammo to last for years. how's that for confidence?
 

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Interesting info about the receiver pin, I have never heard of that. Has it really killed people before??? I assume it could cause some injuries but death??? With the popularity of the SKS I would think this would be a common discussion in the forums if it was a problem.

-Derek
 
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xjedix said:
Interesting info about the receiver pin, I have never heard of that. Has it really killed people before??? I assume it could cause some injuries but death??? With the popularity of the SKS I would think this would be a common discussion in the forums if it was a problem.

-Derek
If made with the proper metal it is not a problem, but in wartime they pumped many SKSs below factory grade that they did not use standard metal. you dont hear about it much because people dont use that many rounds to heat up the pin, once the pin cools it is not a problem. told to me directly from vietnam vets
It can also happen if the pin is not properly inserted or is not in all the way.
 
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Almost evertime it happens the use will die, such blunt force to the skull is enough to smash the bones of the human skull. Sort of like taking a full swing from babe ruth with an aluminum bat to the face. Such trama that the brain shuts down or is destroyed in the blow.
 
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If I took the SHTF stuff seriously, which I don't, I'd like the SKS too.

For the price of one good AR, I can buy ten beater SKSs and pass them out to my friends and neighbors. Ten good guys with SKSs beats the hell out of one guy with an AR, and would cut the looters/zombies/blue helmets/cannibal Venusians to pieces.
 

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Mike Barham said:
For the price of one good AR, I can buy ten beater SKSs and pass them out to my friends and neighbors. Ten good guys with SKSs beats the hell out of one guy with an AR, and would cut the looters/zombies/blue helmets/cannibal Venusians to pieces.
Actually at this point it would be closer to 4 or 5 SKS's for the price of an AR15. :cry:

-Derek
 
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xjedix said:
Mike Barham said:
For the price of one good AR, I can buy ten beater SKSs and pass them out to my friends and neighbors. Ten good guys with SKSs beats the hell out of one guy with an AR, and would cut the looters/zombies/blue helmets/cannibal Venusians to pieces.
Actually at this point it would be closer to 4 or 5 SKS's for the price of an AR15. :cry:

-Derek
Maybe, if you like cheap ARs ;). I'd settle for beat up Chinese SKSs to keep costs low, because they'd likely just sit in my safe until I died of old age anyway.

Even if it was only five...well, five guys with SKSs still beat the hell out of me alone with my "trusty" M4gery (which I just sold, anyway).
 
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Mike Barham said:
xjedix said:
[quote="Mike Barham":868cb]For the price of one good AR, I can buy ten beater SKSs and pass them out to my friends and neighbors. Ten good guys with SKSs beats the hell out of one guy with an AR, and would cut the looters/zombies/blue helmets/cannibal Venusians to pieces.
Actually at this point it would be closer to 4 or 5 SKS's for the price of an AR15. :cry:

-Derek
Maybe, if you like cheap ARs ;). I'd settle for beat up Chinese SKSs to keep costs low, because they'd likely just sit in my safe until I died of old age anyway.

Even if it was only five...well, five guys with SKSs still beat the hell out of me alone with my "trusty" M4gery (which I just sold, anyway).[/quote:868cb]

can't argue with that...
 

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Mike Barham said:
Maybe, if you like cheap ARs ;). I'd settle for beat up Chinese SKSs to keep costs low, because they'd likely just sit in my safe until I died of old age anyway.

Even if it was only five...well, five guys with SKSs still beat the hell out of me alone with my "trusty" M4gery (which I just sold, anyway).
Cheap AR doesn't mean its not a good AR. ;) I paid $650 for a brand new Rock River. I was simply making a point about SKS prices going up. :cry: Most Yugo SKS's are starting at $150 these days when five years ago you could get the same thing for $75.

-Derek
 
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xjedix said:
I was simply making a point about SKS prices going up. :cry: Most Yugo SKS's are starting at $150 these days when five years ago you could get the same thing for $75.
Yeah, true, and with the prices on 7.62X39, the whole rationale for buying cheap Commie guns seems to have gone somewhat by the wayside. In addition to my M4gery, I sold my SKS and my AK before I deployed. All that's left for military-style guns in my safe is the Mighty Garand!
 
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personally id take the AR. but that doesn't mean i wouldn't use it to "procure" sufficient firearms for the others I'm with.
 
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The problem would be trying to find a round that you think would be easily found when TSHTF.
I still have internal conflics raging on because that question :cry:
 
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