SKS rifles aren’t fussy, ammunition sensitive or particularly nice to look at.Yet, they are perfectly suited to their role in the gun world as a simple utilitarian tool.At the time, many American gun owners were leery of the inexpensive guns because the quality was unknown.
The Norinco SKS is a semi-automatic carbine chambered in 7.62x39mm.The Norinco SKS is a surplus-grade weapon and a replica of the Soviet made-SKS.The SKS has a conventional layout, with a wooden stock and rifle grip.It is a gas-operated rifle that has a spring-loaded bolt carrier and a gas piston rod that work to unlock and cycle the action via gas pressure exerting pressure against them.Shooting the SKS is easy because the weight and large bolt absorb much of the felt recoil, although for many, the crude sights hinder accurate shooting.
SKS rifles generally have a 10 round fixed magazine that can be loaded via stripper clips.
What it lacks in refinement is more than made up for in ease of use, reliability and by the fact that it is so much fun to shoot.
Because the SKS has a short barrel and stock they are easy to maneuver in a house and make a great home defense rifle in rural areas.
These days, you can’t get one for less than .00 anymore and ammunition prices have climbed as well.
But, it still remains a great gun for a great price.
Larger capacity fixed magazines with questionable reliability are available as well.