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what is best

Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:11 pm
by ArkSlim
Know there are as many opinions as rifles but would like to see if there is any agreement on what is the best SKS :!:

Re: what is best

Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:22 pm
by ammolab
Define “best”? Best fit and finish? Best Accuracy? Best value for the money? Best investment for the future?

Re: what is best

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:25 am
by RWS
At one time I had a Chinese Norinco, a Yugoslav, and a Russian Tula. All were equally reliable but the Russian SKS was far and away the most accurate. I'd go with a Russian if I wanted another SKS. Just my 2 cents worth...

-Bob

Re: what is best

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:12 pm
by Ghoulardi
for having a beautiful stock and the original, russian, hands down

Russians always command a higher price and are desirable by folks looking for a SKS

as for accuracy, the Chinese SKS that has a screwed in barrel is as accurate as my russian, pinned in barrel, not as accurate as the Russian or Chinese screw in barrel

Re: what is best

Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:38 pm
by ArkSlim
Which Chinese sks's have the screwed bbl's.? Have read that one model (D) was one of the best built of any sks's?

Re: what is best

Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:14 pm
by Ghoulardi
the early ones, ones that are "Sino-Soviet" very early 60s vintage. usually they'll be stamped arsenal "26" (triangle with 26 in it) but there might be other arsenals that has screwed in barrel.

might help you
http://chinesesks.weebly.com/

Re: what is best

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:30 pm
by echo1
With an SKS "BEST" can be the luck of the draw. As far as accuracy goes, most all Paratroopers are a tad "more accurate", than any standard length rifle out to 100 yards. I suspect that it has to do with harmonics AND a fresh crown. A pinned barrel is as likely to be as good a shooter as a screwed barrel, and surprisingly, a lot of folks will tell you their mix masters are their best shootin guns??!! I have an undocumented bring back, that can barely get on paper with a mag, but it's a good one to me. PAX