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 Post subject: Attn: 7.62x39 shooters
PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2004 7:35 pm 
JG Sales has some Yugo, brass-case, FMJ surplus 7.62x39mm ammo for sale at $129.92 for a case of 1120 rounds. It's got corrosive primers, so you'll have to clean promptly and carefully, but it's better stuff than that cheap steel-case Russian stuff that's been making the rounds lately.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:15 pm 
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And me without a speck of money to my name.

I've been thinking about selling the SKS anyway, it's not really a practical rifle, more of a plinker.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 11:12 am 
I'm not really sure that the SKS even rises to the level of "plinker." I've got one of the ChiCom versions, one that takes AK mags. It's fun to blaze through 30-round mags with it, but when you're plinking, you sort of like to hit something once in a while. With my ChiCom SKS, if you want to hit something, you'd best use the rifle as a club.

I find it amazing that people sell scope mounts for these things. That really falls into the "you can't polish a turd" category.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 10:34 pm 
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You're absolutely right.

I don't shoot it much anyway, simply because I can't hit a damn thing with it... I usually stick to my 10/22, my shotty, and my Sig Pro...

So maybe I should blaze through the remainder of the ammo I have, clean the gun up, and see how much I can get for it at a pawnshop.


Don't really think I want to go to the effort of selling it private party.


Anyone know if pawnshops give more money if you're pawning something or if you're selling something?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 10:50 pm 
You'd probably do a lot better if you can find a local gunshop that will sell it on consignment.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2004 12:12 am 
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Talked to one pawnshop, he says he usually gets $150 for them, so he usually gives $75

Not good enough.

I'll see if the gunsmith will take consignments. I want at least enough to buy me a new DVD burner.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2004 5:03 am 
Animal wrote:
I'm not really sure that the SKS even rises to the level of "plinker." I've got one of the ChiCom versions, one that takes AK mags. It's fun to blaze through 30-round mags with it, but when you're plinking, you sort of like to hit something once in a while. With my ChiCom SKS, if you want to hit something, you'd best use the rifle as a club.

I find it amazing that people sell scope mounts for these things. That really falls into the "you can't polish a turd" category.


I know plenty of people who get 2 MOA out of unmoded SKS's. Thats perfectly respectable for a battle rifle, and better than the SMLE no. 4 in sniper packaging. I'd say if you can get it to group under 4 inches at a hundred yards, your golden for plinkin'.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2004 8:30 am 
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4" at 100 yards, wouldn't that be 4 moa?

And, like Animal said, even when you're plinking it's nice to be able to hit the target once in a while.

I sold my old bolt-action .22 for the same reason. I never did do a grouping at 100 yards, but at 50 feet in the local smallbore range, it was grouping about 2". Also, it failed to fire about 25% of the time.

I stuck one of the local crooked pawnbrokers with it.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2004 11:28 am 
Darjeeling wrote:
Animal wrote:
I'm not really sure that the SKS even rises to the level of "plinker." I've got one of the ChiCom versions, one that takes AK mags. It's fun to blaze through 30-round mags with it, but when you're plinking, you sort of like to hit something once in a while. With my ChiCom SKS, if you want to hit something, you'd best use the rifle as a club.

I find it amazing that people sell scope mounts for these things. That really falls into the "you can't polish a turd" category.


I know plenty of people who get 2 MOA out of unmoded SKS's. Thats perfectly respectable for a battle rifle, and better than the SMLE no. 4 in sniper packaging. I'd say if you can get it to group under 4 inches at a hundred yards, your golden for plinkin'.


Ogre's right, that's 4MOA.

I'm fussy. My own rifles group under 1MOA or they don't leave the shop. And I work frequently with pre-WW1 German Mausers.


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