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The SKS. Is it a deer rifle or assault rifle?

Performance

The accuracy on this rifle is actually a little surprising. You would think that it would have a slightly shorter range. At 75 yards you watch the white dust rise as you blow up rock after rock. It would definitely make a decent deer rifle in the bush but also a decent home defense gun, you know for when they're on the edge of your lawn. Once it's nice and broke in you can pull the trigger so fast you almost don't want to waste time bump firing though that can be very fun though disappointing if a high cap mag hasn't been added to it.

Features

Flip up bayonet on most models. It's cool in that caveman stabby kind of way. The Chinese bayonet is a sort of 3 edged spike. It's useful for when the deer is still kicking and you don't have a knife. UTG makes an upper pictany trirail mount that attaches to the top foreend of the rifle which allows the use of scopes, red dots, etc etc etc. The furniture replacements are as varied as the AK including a kit from TAPCO that pretty much makes it look like a composite AK. Muzzle compensators are also available. Stripper clips are of course the handiest of all accessories for this rifle.

Appeal

This rifle is useful in so many situations. It gets a bad rap from some of the chinese models but the yugo model actually counts as a curio/relic. The original wood can be very nice on some of the better made models. It is just a nice rifle in my opinion.

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The SKS. Is it a deer rifle or assault rifle?

Performance Rating: 
8
Performance: 

The accuracy on this rifle is actually a little surprising. You would think that it would have a slightly shorter range. At 75 yards you watch the white dust rise as you blow up rock after rock. It would definitely make a decent deer rifle in the bush but also a decent home defense gun, you know for when they're on the edge of your lawn. Once it's nice and broke in you can pull the trigger so fast you almost don't want to waste time bump firing though that can be very fun though disappointing if a high cap mag hasn't been added to it.

Features Rating: 
8
Features: 

Flip up bayonet on most models. It's cool in that caveman stabby kind of way. The Chinese bayonet is a sort of 3 edged spike. It's useful for when the deer is still kicking and you don't have a knife. UTG makes an upper pictany trirail mount that attaches to the top foreend of the rifle which allows the use of scopes, red dots, etc etc etc. The furniture replacements are as varied as the AK including a kit from TAPCO that pretty much makes it look like a composite AK. Muzzle compensators are also available. Stripper clips are of course the handiest of all accessories for this rifle.

Appeal Rating: 
8
Appeal: 

This rifle is useful in so many situations. It gets a bad rap from some of the chinese models but the yugo model actually counts as a curio/relic. The original wood can be very nice on some of the better made models. It is just a nice rifle in my opinion.

This rifle is just plain fun. Nice punch with the 7.62x39. A lot can be said that it has been manufactored and used by many countries. I've seen quality SKS's in pawn shops for around 125 and even 100 straight up. It makes for a fun rifle that just about anyone can appreciate in some way or another. The stock built in 10 round clip can still a small amount of joy but hey with all the accessories you can buy for it, the world is your oyster. The SKS should be shot by everyone at least once.

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