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SKS At Long Range

Discussion in 'SKS' started by Mr (T), Jul 2, 2002.

  1. Mr (T)

    Mr (T) G&G Newbie

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    Hello Everyone.

    I would like to know if anyone has ever tried shooting their SKS's at long range...Any variant, any age, etc.

    I had an opportunity to shoot some round steel plates at 680 yards, and with Wolf ammo, I was able to hit a 2-foot diameter plate once every three shots. Good for harassing fire, but anybody out there as crazy as I am? I've got a Factory 260, 12th year of manufacture, with thread-in barrel.

    Thanks for the input.
     
  2. gun freak

    gun freak G&G Newbie

    Ive shot my yugo with gas shut off out to about 500yards but after that couldnt hit anything
     

  3. Calvin

    Calvin G&G Newbie

    I've never shot mine past 400 yards. Groups were not too good, but there were definite hits in the kill zone.
     
  4. gun freak

    gun freak G&G Newbie

    I was hitting a coffee can at 500 but couldnt hit a 55 gallon drum at 600?!?!?
     
  5. Klaus

    Klaus G&G Newbie

    I do not know what kind of ammo you were using, but the bullets could have been going subsonic between 500 and 600 yards. That could have a big impact on accuracy.
     
  6. before i sold it, i used to shoot my Romanian out to 730 yards, at 55gal. drums filled with water, it was need 'cause we always found rounds in the bottom of the drums, as the water stopped them cold, i wish i hadn't gotten rid of that gun, one of the most dialed in guns i ever owned!.
    -Jesse
     
  7. Mr (T)

    Mr (T) G&G Newbie

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    Sorry to hear you parted with the Romanian...I hear they're very accurate, with metal quality better than Russian. I can kind of tell because of the Romanians that I've seen with the bluing worn off, there wasn't too much rust on the surfaces, with metal quality resembling that of some old VZ-24's that I come across...

    I know that the metal is harder than what the Chinese use, because the part of the receiver that holds the little piston where the little piston protrudes to hit the bolt carrier shows little wear, even on the well-used Romanians.
     
  8. From what I have read the sks is a close combat weapon 300 meters or less.
     
  9. yeah mine had a bit of wear but not as much as some i see coming out today, i think the next time i go back home to arizona i'll pick another one up, they can still be had for around $150 for the same quality my first one was, here in Kalifornia even beat up ones ares $200 and up, it's rediculous, i hate this **** state, acctually the state can be quite beautifil at times, it's just the liberal and commie scum that have taken over.
    Oh well i guess to look on the bright side is to know that when ever the time comes, i sure won't run out of targets :D :D
    -Jesse
     
  10. Mr (T)

    Mr (T) G&G Newbie

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    Unfortunately, 8mm Vigilante, when the s***t goes down in Commiefornia and all he** breaks loose, watch your liberal neighbors come to you for protection!

    AMMO-the currency for the New Millenium!

    I'm sure that there are still some Romanians available in California somewhere...In SoCal, try the Armory of Orange...last time my friend took me, they had 10 out on the rack, some are in nice condition! You pay California price, though...

    I tried the long-range thing again last weekend, and my rifle doesn't perform so well with WOLF ammo...it seems to prefer that South African Surplus Ball that I can't find anymore...

    I have to get off the bench and perform the three positions, cause I'm out of shape!
     
  11. Mr (T)

    Mr (T) G&G Newbie

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    Here's a picture of the offending rifle...

    All comments are welcome, especially on the tacky comforter!
     

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