GUN I'm interersted in getting an SKS have some questions...

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  1. GochuBoy

    GochuBoy OT Supporter

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    What should I look for when buying one?
    Whats a good price for a new-good condition one?
    And also how accurate are they?
     
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    price varies widely depending on location.
    main thing is to make sure the barrel isn't corroded out.
    they're accurate enough, but not tack drivers by any means.

    google-
    survivors sks boards
    yooperj.com
    surplusrifle.com

    you'll find more info than you ever cared about between those three sites
     
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    A Yugo SKS is probably the easiest and cheapest to get. Only thing to really look for is a decent bore.

    I bought mine for 110, but ive seen em anywhere from 100-150. Anything over that for your average yugo is a bit pricey. They are decently accurate also, I think the max effective range ive heard is something like 300m
     
  4. GochuBoy

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    so a dragunov stock would be useless then? I like the look, but if its 300m max effective range, thats just dumb.
     
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    The SKS is not a gun to modify, if you aren't happy with a basic cheap rifle once you hose the cosmoline off, its not the gun for you.
     
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    7.62x39 isn't really a long range round, more along lines of 400m past that you'll have a hard time hitting the target, the dragunov stocks are cheap enough to do, you may find it more comfortable with it :dunno: if you want to blow money on one theres tons of shit for them but as was said out of the box they're decent enough. I had a chicom one I riced out at one time but i eventually switched it all back to stock, if I was personally modifying one I'de consider a synth stock replacment, maybe cheap optics if I want to use it for deer. Other then I wouldnt do squat to it, theres alot of mag conversions and stuff out there for them but they're pretty hit or miss and can kill its reliabity.
     

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