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I am wanting a rifle to play around with but not wanting a .22 .

I have been looking at SKS because of the mods and parts out there but I am also wanting something that accepts a scope well...

This will just be a range gun, target paper killer and coffee can hole puncher.


Also the cheaper the better..
 

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Bolt action or semi auto? The .22 eats cheap ammo btw, sold my 22lr a little while ago and now I'm starting to miss it, sent tens of thousands of cans to heaven w/ it too.
 

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22lr is an awsome round, cheap and very accurate within 100 yards. Plus it's not to loud so if you've got a buddy with a couple acres land in the country you can get away with plinking there without upsetting neighbors(depending on local laws of course).

I don't know why some people don't like it(not enough power........for plinking/shooting paper :roll: )

I've never had an SKS, but I think they're supposed to be fairly accurate(I guess who made it may make a difference). Cheap and kinda cool looking though, so that's a plus.
 

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LOved mine...but I sold it to so I can buy a New one. They are accurate with little recoil. Just a helpful advice would be to leave it pretty much stock with teh exception of teh scope. ALot of parts dont like to bolt on teh yugo guns and the detach mags are mostly junk. The gun is utterly reliable as it is.
 

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I have an sks, it would be easier to start with it.

(i got good cash in mine) $150 some dollars with 1,000 rounds
and cleaning kit. ammo was $125 w shiping & hadeling
 

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I love my SKS's there both some of the best guns I own, never jam, cheap ammo, good firepower, never need parts and they look great.

You want something a bit more powerfull that you chan change from time to time go with an SKS or a cheap AK-47.
 

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FOR YUGO SKS!!!!!!!


oh, important, if you want all the ass of the bullet (bolt action style) push the gas chamber knob straight up, thus u'll have to cock each time until you clean it again :D :D
 

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Yea I do that sometimes to, you flip the gas selecter knob up and that way it directs all the gas out and makes the round a tad more powerfull for punching holes in steel targets.
 

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The SKS is a great gun. Be aware though of two things:

10% of your overall cost is purchasing the gun
90% of your overall cost is feeding the gun for as long as you own it.

.22LR helps that equation out a lot and makes it way cheaper in the long run.

Reason I mention is because of the second thing: The cheap combloc 7.62x39 supply is drying up and the price is going up week by week.
 

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Very true.... I picked up 2000 rounds today of 7.62X39, 2000 5.56mm and 500 .308... 9mm, .40 and some others... Im am broke..... It's alot cheaper at the gun shows then at any gun shop for sure... so I stock up on my already massave stock pile of ammo, as some of yall already saw in the "Gun porn" post. I like to keep some extra ammo around!
 

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jamz said:
The SKS is a great gun. Be aware though of two things:

10% of your overall cost is purchasing the gun
90% of your overall cost is feeding the gun for as long as you own it.

.22LR helps that equation out a lot and makes it way cheaper in the long run.

Reason I mention is because of the second thing: The cheap combloc 7.62x39 supply is drying up and the price is going up week by week.

Well the reason is deman more than anything. Your Ruskie 7.62 makers are busy filling military contracts for the Iraqi and Afghan "armies" as well as for the Ruskies and commercial use so there is just less to go around which is the real reason the price has shot up. Hopefuly when things calm down a bit in the sandboxes of the middle east, then prices will sink back down.
 

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Adler said:
jamz said:
The SKS is a great gun. Be aware though of two things:

10% of your overall cost is purchasing the gun
90% of your overall cost is feeding the gun for as long as you own it.

.22LR helps that equation out a lot and makes it way cheaper in the long run.

Reason I mention is because of the second thing: The cheap combloc 7.62x39 supply is drying up and the price is going up week by week.

Well the reason is deman more than anything. Your Ruskie 7.62 makers are busy filling military contracts for the Iraqi and Afghan "armies" as well as for the Ruskies and commercial use so there is just less to go around which is the real reason the price has shot up. Hopefuly when things calm down a bit in the sandboxes of the middle east, then prices will sink back down.
yes this is very tru

i cant get the ammo at the same price :( , hopefully things will quiet down soon
 

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SKS's are incredibly cheap. I've bought one for 90 bucks at J&G sales in Prescott and one for 150 bucks there as well. They have two grades the $90 ones or $150 ones. Both are Yugo m59/66's. They are utterly reliable rifles. I would advise against aftermarhet parts though. The detatchable mags don't feed well if at all. Mine wouldn't feed a single round. I guess it's pretty messed up for them to sell magazines that don't even work on the rifles they have there. I also tried replacing the stock with a fiberforce and hated it. Ruger 10/22's are great rifles, they're very abundant and ammo is incredibly cheap as well. If you want something in 7.62 39 though a Romanian WASR AK is also cheap and very durable. They're like 330 at J&G. Mine was a great shooter. They're pretty low quality as far as AK's go. That or I'm just spoiled by my Arsenal AK. Well good luck and happy hunting.
 

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got an arsenal refinished, numbers matching '83 yugo m59/66 for 150 at the gunshow.

next day, up at the range, it was AMAZING!

also scored 500rds of milsurp yugo ammo for 79.99....
best part? its boxed up ALREADY IN THE STRIPPER CLIPS!

btw, garment steamers MELT cosmoline off!
I had it cleaned and ready to go in 1hr 45 mins.
 

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I just bought a Yugo SKS at a gun show for $120. After cleaning it in gasoline for an hour to melt all the cosmoline off, then allowing it to dry, I put 100 rounds through it. Seems very reliable. Easy to shoot.
 
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