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The SKS (Russian: Самозарядный карабин системы Симонова, romanized: Samozaryadny Karabin sistemy Simonova, 1945, self-loading carbine of (the) Simonov system, 1945) is a semi-automatic rifle designed by Soviet small arms designer Sergei Gavrilovich Simonov in 1945. The SKS was first produced in the Soviet Union but later widely exported and manufactured by various nations. Its distinguishing characteristics include a permanently attached folding bayonet and a hinged, fixed magazine. As the SKS lacked select-fire capability and its magazine was limited to ten rounds, it was rendered obsolete in the Soviet Armed Forces by the introduction of the AK-47 in the 1950s. Nevertheless, SKS carbines continued to see service with the Soviet Border Troops, Internal Troops, and second-line and reserve army units for decades.
The SKS was manufactured at Tula Arsenal from 1945 to 1958, and at the Izhevsk Arsenal from 1953 to 1954, resulting in a total Soviet production of about 2.7 million. Throughout the Cold War, millions of additional SKS carbines and their derivatives were also manufactured under license in the People’s Republic of China, as well as a number of countries allied with the Eastern Bloc. The SKS was exported in vast quantities and found favour with insurgent forces around the world as a light, handy weapon which was adequate for guerrilla warfare despite its conventional limitations. Beginning in 1988, millions were also sold on the civilian market in North America, where they remain popular as hunting and sporting rifles.

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    sks yugo wolf FMJ/tula Hp verses Swiss 308 168 match out to 501 yards

    Sks did as good as the swiss i see in that wind~~
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    Terminator🤖 Shock leg🦿 absorber Penetration test 22lr 40 cal sks 7.62

    ok that was oilly lol
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    CVLife scope 6x24x50 on sks yugo great grouping at 330 yards using wolf FMJ

    that cheap scope as good as the other one i have on my spanish mause 308 i really like these for shorter range 500 yards and below u can beat them up and not worry
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    Sks yugo using Westlake tactical Reflex Redot sighting in a 50 yards

    not bad for 22$ on ebay seems to be about the same as the other one i bought and put on my saiga
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    SKS yugo sporter 500 yards dino loosen up my scope mount part 2 fix Loctite

    yeah dino a tricky character
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    SKS knocks down remote camera 1st shot Ar-10 308 blows a primer & 1 stuck case

    but the good nes is it was dead on hitting close to the plate and 1 hit by 1 of the rifles taken out of chamber last shot over sized brass reload
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    Sks 7.62x39 Monarch Hp into 2 water jugs recover the bullet fragments remote camera only

    monarch rules with hp
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    Sks yugo sighting in Vlife 6x16 scope at 108 yards 2 pistols also

    ok took awhile to get the 40 calsited in
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    SkS yugo sporter out to 501 yards hit dino twice and plate

    well time for a new dino lol took awhile to figure i was to the left some
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