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    SKS vs. AR-15

    I have both, I bought my yugo for $100
    got my AR-15 for $900.

    I love them both, overall I gotta go with
    My old beatup SKS.

    What about you guys?

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    don't and wont own an AR.

    i do own 3 SKS's and they all shoot straight and true with very few failures (the only one was a clogged gas switch on a Yugo). the Tula and the Chicom are great!
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    No comparison, the AR is the vastly superior weapon.

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    I own several of both. They are different and I like each for different reasons.

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    I had to go with the sks, simply because I am familiar with it and I don't own an AR.

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    Odlly, I've seen both jam constantly when using cheap aftermarket parts.

    If I had to pick it would be based on what they're getting used for.

    Or just give me one of the SKS models that can accept AK mags. I can can dig it!

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    I have 3 sks's and have owned 3 ar's, 2 of which are still in my safe.

    The AR is the better rifle hands down. when properly maintained and using quality parts I have never had an issue with mine. the SKSs can be just as finiky as a poorly maintained AR.

    The ar is now a truly modular platform that you can do anything you wish with and quality parts are abundant. The same can't be said for the SKS, its usually someones attempt to trick one out using cheap Tapco parts.

    The SKS was meant to be a disposable rifle to issue to peasants that were even more disposable than the rifle.

    IMHO they are fun to shoot, interesting from a historical perspective but they are cheap commie junk for the most part.

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    I have 2 yugo sks's love them both. An AR has more accessorys than Barbie!

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    To me, this is apples and oranges. Both are fine rifles. Of course the AR is the more refined, more accurate rifle. It is also the more expensive one (or should be, damned price increases on cheap imported SKS rifles!!!!!)

    I love them both for different reasons. The SKS is a wonderful CHEAP utility rifle. I'm not thrilled with the top load with stripper clips (I don't use those bastardized AK mag types anyway, if it did not appear in battle, I don't have it in that configuration).

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    I had to vote for the AR. The reason is simple, I have an AR and have never had the chance to fire an SKS.
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    Have 5 AR's and one Norinco SKS. By far anyone of those AR's is a better weapon IMO.

    SKS is still a wonderful shooter, eats anything I put through it. But I'd trust my life to my AR over the SKS.

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    The SKS is a perfect "in-the-field" type of gun BUT it's 10rd cap and Slow reload times are what make it obsolete.

    If it was designed from the start with a 20/30 round quick detach mag it would hold up against most major battle rifles.


    ( Most of the guns with low caps like the Garand/SKS were made like that so they looked good in parades ) Why you think every K98 wasnt issued with a 20rd mag??
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    For the $ sks, if $ is not an issue AR, best of both worlds...AK lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schuetzenman View Post
    No comparison, the AR is the vastly superior weapon.
    Superior gun, not a superior weapon IMO.
    The better weapon is the one least likely to fail in combat, can operate even when covered in filth and can't be cleaned, and hits the hardest. The SKS wins in those categories.

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    I refuse to pay $900 for an American style AR when I can get an SKS for $200.
    Why do you need a 30 round magazine?
    Forum board member "Devil U Know" answered:

    If you lived around a bunch of gang banging feral chimps just waiting for an excuse to burn down and loot your neighborhood, maybe you would understand why I need 30rd mags. It would be like if all the cows, chickens, and horses on that farm you live on decided to kill you for being human and they all had glock .40s, and tech 9's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yankeedog View Post
    I refuse to pay $900 for an American style AR when I can get an SKS for $200.
    Mosins are even cheaper. You should just get a 91/30 since your so budget oriented.
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    I've owned several of both.
    For accuracy, I'll go to the AR every time.
    The sks uses AK ammo so that is a plus if you've stock piled ammo for the AK.
    There's no problem an AK can't solve...........


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    Quote Originally Posted by Schuetzenman View Post
    No comparison, the AR is the vastly superior weapon.
    Agreed But damn I love a SKS lol

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    As for accuracy, well this was with my Russian 1954r with gt ammo @ 100yds....... but in a situation Im grabbin my Larue.



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