What ammo do you guys use on your sks?

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  1. PrivateSnuffy

    PrivateSnuffy G&G Newbie

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    I always pick up this at gander mtn.
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    any recommendations? I don't reload (yet), but i may go broke if i don't and have my 30-06
  2. JohnRaven.exe

    JohnRaven.exe G&G Newbie

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    What do you pay for the American Eagle stuff? And is it brass cased, or steel?
  3. toolman

    toolman Resident Sasquatch Forum Contributor

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    When I had mine, I usually used Wolf or Silver Bear. I still have about 200 rds. from a bunch of different mfgr's., including a box of the brass-cased, boxer-primed Lapua. Mine preferred either S&B or Silver Bear "match", but it shot everything I could stuff in it very well.
  4. PrivateSnuffy

    PrivateSnuffy G&G Newbie

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    It's brass and runs me about $12 for 20. The steel case is only like $5 bucks
  5. .22guy

    .22guy G&G Enthusiast

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    I think you should get some wolf. That's what I've always used in my Yugo.
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  7. SilentSoul

    SilentSoul G&G Newbie

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    I picked up a box of Golden Tiger(wolf) and my sks will spit it out like it's nothing. Commie ammo for a Commie Rifle.
  8. res45

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    The 2 most accurate brands of Russian ammo in my YUGO are the Brown Bear SP & Golden Tiger FMJ they average about 2" groups, one's in the middle are my reloads they average 1" to 1/2' groups. Depends on what yo want to do with your rifle that will decide what ammo you want to use
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  9. alan c.

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    Norinco steel core.
  10. Snowman

    Snowman G&G Newbie

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    Whatever I can find cheapest.
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    Wolf Military classic stored and for blasting fun.
    Remington and Winchester for accuracy.
  12. nighthawk80

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    I prefer to shoot The Golden Tiger. I have shot just about every manufacture thru mine. For plinking, the Golden Tiger works great. I think that the GT is just a little better than Wolf. Plus you can still get 1000rds from AIM for $160. Which is about $3.20 a box.
  13. Zephri

    Zephri G&G Newbie

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    I buy the cheapest ammo possible, cause if you can shoot good with cheap ammo ya can shoot great with quality ammo, and I generally buy it from Gander Mountian (I get a %20 discount ya know:veryhappy:)
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  14. SilverRun

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    Generally the same as everyone else - whatever I can find the cheapest. The SKS and AK are not picky. Your wasting money on the high dollar stuff. You may even get better accuracy with the communist stuff. The rifles were made to shoot the steel cased, smoke belching, sticky lacquer coated commie stuff! I think there is a slight size difference in the bullet diameter between the American made 7.62x 39 and the Communist block stuff. Like .311 (Russian) to .308 (USA). That is what i have heard at least - I have never actually measured it - may be an urban legend for all I know.
  15. Beer Forever

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    I use good old dirts arse Wolf. If I wanted something more accurate out of my SKS I would go Remington or Winchester, but that doesn't make much sense if you are shooting an SKS. Maybe for hunting. It goes bang every time and has reasonable accuracy for target shooting.
  16. billy

    billy G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

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    if i wanted accurate... i would leave my sks and ak in my safe!
    damn near anything will shoot circles around those two.
    ymmv
  17. Art1991

    Art1991 G&G Newbie

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    I use Wolf Military Classic, it's the cheapest stuff at the local gun store.
  18. res45

    res45 G&G Newbie

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    If you want any rifle to shoot accurately you have to hunt for the right load it likes, even an old 37 Yr. old YUGO SKS can shoot good with the right load. Might could do a little better if I had a scope on it.
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  19. SilentSoul

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    That's a nice group. But billy wants those groups at 400 yards ;)
  20. res45

    res45 G&G Newbie

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    Have to give that a try first of the year when I get my Choate drill & tap receiver side mount and a decent scope put on. That will be an interesting test. I might have to slip my 2 x 12 x 50 Mil-Dot on her.
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