i've fired several hundred rounds from an AR-15 and a few thousand rounds from my own SKS' and an Mk-90 and prefer the SKS hands down.(7.62>5.56)
I feel exactly the opposite after having done the same in reverse.
I don't think that the SKS has near the accuracy of a M16 /AR15. Also, the only jams that I have seen were with Wolf ammo.
posted on 11/22/2003 2:46:31 PM PST
(When the SHTF, I'll go down with a cross in one hand, and a Glock in the other.)
as for accuracy i found them quite comparable(both my sks' are pre-ban W/ milled recievers, no stamped parts like some of the AK's. the AR-15 was more likely to jam up, cleaned or fired. i have raelly abused my one chinese SKS, dropped it, forgot to clean it, left it leaning against against my jeep overnight in the rain......and it still just keeps on working. thirty rounds as fast as i can squeeze WOOO HOOO. and ammo a fraction the price!(Just bought a 1000 round tin this summer and it half gone! 60 bucks+shipping)
posted on 11/23/2003 5:17:27 AM PST
"I don't think that the SKS has near the accuracy of a M16 /AR15. Also, the only jams that I have seen were with Wolf ammo."
I agree with you here. The M-16/AR-15 (military/civilian)are both more accurate than an SKS. And Wolf ammo is the worst! It is coated with a lacquer that gums up the action when heated. Terrible ammo (but cheap! cheap! cheap!) unless used in actions with very loose tolerances (like some of the bolt-action varmint rifles).
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