I've always wanted to know more about the SKS's performance and history in combat. I'd like anyone who has firsthand experience, reliable testimony, or historical data from credible research concerning the SKS's performance in combat. Please be specific, since this will enhance the thread's contents and serve as a really good reference for those who may own and respect the SKS, but know little of its combat origins.
What I need in each post are:
1)How you obtained this knowledge
2)How reliable was the SKS (loading,feeding)
3)How did the SKS compare against other rifles
4)How did the user load/execute in combat for speed
5)How was accuracy and penetration
6)Did the SKS perform in averse conditions
7)On a scale of 1-10 how would you rate the SKS
(rate in Poll)
8)Be sure to include all specifics possible
This should make an interesting thread...