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SKS in .223?

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by K2e2vin, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    I know most of you guys have handguns, but maybe someone knows about rifles.

    I got a Yugo 59/66 SKS, and was searching around for .223 conversions. Has anyone ever seen one? I know Norinco built a SKS that shot .223 rounds but was discontinued quickly.
     
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    Capt. Orygun Win the Day

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    umm why?

    7.62>.223 anyday
     
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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    Maybe if I was hunting large game at close range(<100yds), then yea. But I'm looking to shoot farther..

    7.62x39's cartridge is about the same size as the .223's, but the 7.62's bullet is about twice as heavy(~125gr vs. 55gr), thus much less velocity and the 7.62 will drop more at longer range.

    If it was a 7.62x51, I'd definitely keep that but that cartridge is too long to fit in the SKS(next gun I buy is going to be a M1A/M14 anyways :) )
     
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    Capt. Orygun Win the Day

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    an SKS is a home protection rifle valued for it's knockdown power and infrequent jamming

    buy a 30-06 or like you said an M1

    what you purpose is the firearm equivilant of putting an SR20 in a civic

    I wanna know who makes a quality knock off of the Heckler and Koch Mark 23
     
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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    an M1A/M14 costs around $1200-$1600 new, the SKS cost me only $200.

    The cartridges are about the same length, only thing that would need to be changed is probably the magazine(maybe), the barrel, and maybe the bolt.

    I don't use the SKS for home protection because it'll still over-penetrate.(I can probably shoot through my whole house)

    Why buy the MK23 when you can get a USP for much cheaper?
     
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    ohhhh, I just looked online and the USP comes in a 40S&W! I'm in :wub:

    can it be fitted with a laser sight?
     
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    Probably so; but you'd have to check with federal and state law to make sure it's legal.

    edit: here's one: USP wireless laser sights
     
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    The conversion is a good idea, but the cost of that plus the gun smith = just buying a romanian SKS in .223.

    half dozen in one, 6 in the other.
     
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    There's a Romanian SKS in .223? I never knew that, I guess I'll just trade.
     
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    Well, look it up - I thought there were. I thought it was the only eastern bloc country to offer .223
    I could very well be wrong.
     
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    hey so would you guys go .45 cal or 40 S&W for a USP?

    I always liked the 40S&W because it seems like the happy medium between the 9mil's accuracy and the .45's knockdown ability

    but what do ya'll think?
     
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    .45 ACP
    you'll get bored with the .40 unless you're shooting cans (mexiCANs, afriCANs, Saudi ArabiCANs :D ), It's not much more powerful than the 9mm.
     
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    lmfao

    fucking alasKANS
     
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    Who uses a rifle for home defense? I want to pick up an sks and a m1 garand. Im going to be getting either a Springfield XD 45 compact or a Glock 30 for a carry piece
     
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