SKS Rifle

Hickok45 battles through some clip issues and gives a great overview of his SKS Rifle.

SKS Rifle Specs:

  • Cartridge: 7.62x39mm
  • Action: Short stroke gas piston, tilting bolt, self-loading
  • Rate of Fire: Semi-automatic
  • Muzzle Velocity: 735 m/s (2,410 ft/s)
  • Effective Range: 500 meters (550 yd)
  • Feed System: 10-round internal box magazine, 10-round stripper clip-fed or individual round loading
  • Sights: Hooded post front sight, tangent notch rear sight to 1,000 meters

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  1. Picked mine up in 1970 while on a mission flying the Green Berets around in my helicopter; it was made in China in 1967 [Chinese SKS’s will code the year of manufacture in with the serial number. The number(s) in the million’s placeholder of the serial number represent the year of manufacture. EX1: S# 2432000B = 2,432,000 = 1958 EX2: S# 18641000 = 18,641,000 = 1974] Target shooting in Vietnam, it would hit a man-sized target consistently at up to 300M; a nice standby weapon!

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