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Re: 7.62x39
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2018, 02:29:07 PM »
The only reason to buy an new bolt gun in that round is because you already own an SKS or AK. That caliber has very similar ballistics to a 30 30 250ish yard gun.

I'd you have a hankering for a gun with cheap ammo a used mid grade sks is the ticket, so long as you are willing to put some elbow grease into it. I've seen several you tube videos that detail how to tighten up the groups with a dremel sand paper and JB weld.

Have the prices for the run of the mill Norinco SKS fallen like ARs have?   

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Re: 7.62x39
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2018, 05:28:51 PM »

Have the prices for the run of the mill Norinco SKS fallen like ARs have?   


Should be able to find one of those Norincos (in pretty good shape) for around $300.

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Re: 7.62x39
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2018, 09:09:38 PM »
I'd stay away from the Mini-30.  My buddy's can't hit a paper plate at 50 yds.  Most horribly inaccurate rifle I've ever seen.

I think your buddy just canít hit a plate at 50 yards, not the rifles fault :chuckle:

I have heard this for years with the Mini-14 and Mini-30, but it seems mostly anecdotal. I have shot 8-10 Minis over the years.  They are typically not tack drivers but they are on par with the 30 carbine or most Garands I have shot. Never had one worse than a typical Norinco SKS. Federal Classic usually does right at a MOA out of my 2005 vintage stainless synthetic Mini-30. Wolf or most of the other cheaps do +/- 6Ē.

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Re: 7.62x39
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2018, 09:13:53 PM »

Have the prices for the run of the mill Norinco SKS fallen like ARs have?   


Should be able to find one of those Norincos (in pretty good shape) for around $300.
That is pretty reasonable for a semi auto 30 30 that runs cheap or better ammo.

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Re: 7.62x39
« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2018, 11:12:49 PM »
I have russian made AK47,great shooter for sure!!!

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Re: 7.62x39
« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2018, 12:56:25 AM »


I think your buddy just canít hit a plate at 50 yards, not the rifles fault :chuckle:

I have heard this for years with the Mini-14 and Mini-30, but it seems mostly anecdotal.

Didn't you ever watch the A-team? They used Rugers and never hit a single person.

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Re: 7.62x39
« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2018, 01:07:28 AM »
I'd stay away from the Mini-30.  My buddy's can't hit a paper plate at 50 yds.  Most horribly inaccurate rifle I've ever seen.

I think your buddy just canít hit a plate at 50 yards, not the rifles fault :chuckle:

I have heard this for years with the Mini-14 and Mini-30, but it seems mostly anecdotal. I have shot 8-10 Minis over the years.  They are typically not tack drivers but they are on par with the 30 carbine or most Garands I have shot. Never had one worse than a typical Norinco SKS. Federal Classic usually does right at a MOA out of my 2005 vintage stainless synthetic Mini-30. Wolf or most of the other cheaps do +/- 6Ē.
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  Have shot the same cheap "gravel pit " ammo through bolt actions with same results .

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Re: 7.62x39
« Reply #22 on: March 09, 2018, 01:09:31 AM »


I think your buddy just canít hit a plate at 50 yards, not the rifles fault :chuckle:

I have heard this for years with the Mini-14 and Mini-30, but it seems mostly anecdotal.

Didn't you ever watch the A-team? They used Rugers and never hit a single person.

 LOL. Good ol A-team ... love it !

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Re: 7.62x39
« Reply #23 on: March 09, 2018, 08:46:39 AM »
I have russian made AK47,great shooter for sure!!!

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Re: 7.62x39
« Reply #24 on: March 22, 2018, 08:08:08 PM »
Took the sks to the range the other day.  Shot it at 100 and 200 yards.  Shot a 5 shot 4" group at 100 yards with Tulo ammo (open sights).  200 yards wasn't great but ok since it was starting to get dark and difficult to even see the paper at 200.  Thinking of getting a Crazy Ivan mount and putting a small scope on it.

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Re: 7.62x39
« Reply #25 on: March 23, 2018, 09:43:39 AM »
Took the sks to the range the other day.  Shot it at 100 and 200 yards.  Shot a 5 shot 4" group at 100 yards with Tulo ammo (open sights). 

Open sights with an SKS?
That some of the best shooting of an SKS I have heard of.
Most guys I have seen can't hit a dinner plate at 100 yards with your average SKS from sandbags.
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Re: 7.62x39
« Reply #26 on: March 23, 2018, 09:47:58 AM »
Some guns are just destined to be left open sites. A 30 30 lever gun, or a semi auto 7.62x39 are the same to me in this regard.

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Re: 7.62x39
« Reply #27 on: March 23, 2018, 10:10:36 AM »
Took the sks to the range the other day.  Shot it at 100 and 200 yards.  Shot a 5 shot 4" group at 100 yards with Tulo ammo (open sights). 

Open sights with an SKS?
That some of the best shooting of an SKS I have heard of.
Most guys I have seen can't hit a dinner plate at 100 yards with your average SKS from sandbags.

I was pretty shocked myself!  Especially considering the front sight post is almost big enough to completely cover the paper at 100 yards  :chuckle:.

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Re: 7.62x39
« Reply #28 on: March 23, 2018, 02:46:11 PM »
LOL, mine was huge!
I bought an SKS back in the late 80s when the surplus chicoms and yugos weíre being dumped on the market for $150.
When the prices went up, I sold it for $250.
Mine was fun to shoot,  it I would never call it a accurate rifle, but in its day they were affective.
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Re: 7.62x39
« Reply #29 on: March 23, 2018, 07:50:14 PM »
Thinking of getting a Crazy Ivan mount and putting a small scope on it.
If it were me, I'd just keep it open sights, but of course it's your rifle.
I have a SKS Scope mount laying around somewhere. I can dig it up if you're interested to go used on the mount.

 

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