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Old 06-04-2011, 09:13 AM
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Shooting?

So I just got an SKS this morning, its a Chinese Norinco with a Dragunov stock and removable 30rnd magazine. I'm eager to test it out and see how these Soviet 7.62's compare to the weapons I've shot with the Army for the last 10yrs. I was thinking of heading up to Left Hand for a minute but its closed again thanks to fire. So where to shoot that doesn't cost money?

Anybody maybe down for an impromptu GTG sometime soon? We can have a total hillbilly shooting fest somewhere, complete with the 3 B's.
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Old 06-04-2011, 09:23 AM
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THE WOODS! lol-

seriously though, I hope you enjoy it, but me personally, I think the chinese weapons are pure trash as far as fit, finish, accuracy, and general quality when shooting back to back with a us weapon like the ar15. Trigger pull is notchy, and accuracy is inconsistent. HOWEVER, as far as reliability goes, and the fact you can run cheap steel cased ammo, brings the fun factor way up. Being a serviceman, I think it'll come up short of your expectations, but they are fun.
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Old 06-04-2011, 09:30 AM
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As far as the SKS its a interesting weapon, not a huge fan of it myself. Most of the Russian style weapons I've shot have been Romanian Made and much better quality than the junk coming out of China.

You'd have to look at the firearms discharge laws in CO, I'm not sure if its even legal to go out and shoot in the woods anymore.
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Old 06-04-2011, 09:51 AM
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SO I screwed myself on getting materials for a guy and won't be able to start on his tire carrier until Monday. That means I have tomorrow free if anybody wants to go shooting. CSP Shooting GTG anybody?

I know this thing ain't going to shoot anything like my M16 or M249, but I think it'll be nice when the Zombie Apocalypse happens it'll be nice to have a weapon that doesn't need to be cleaned every 3hrs.
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I would love to go shoot sometime. Several of us have talked about it, but haven't really gotten anything together yet. There are plenty of places to go shoot in the National Forest areas around here. Hell, you should get ahold of McAntar and see where he goes.

As far as the Norinco, I havehad 2 of them. I have owned them for quiet some time now and they are decent, definitely not the best quality. From the experience that I have with them, you need to make sure you use some decent quality ammo. I had horrible issues with the casing jamming up with some of the cheaper rounds. But, I do enjoy shootin the SKS, probably not as much fun as shootin my Mini14, but fun none the less. I recently pick up a Winchester model 94 30-30 that I would like to go put a few rounds through as well.

I will look into what the regs are as of now for shootin in the mountains and let ya know what I find. Last thing I wanna do is take a chance lighting the forests on fire with how dry it has been.
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Old 06-05-2011, 09:22 AM
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I was looking at a Romanian SKS at a local store a few years ago, really wish I would have picked it up.
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I went up to the Pawnee Grasslands a couple years ago to shoot. It seemed like a pretty good place. I picked up a new to me 30-30 I would like to get out and shoot as well.
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Old 06-06-2011, 04:56 AM
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I went up to the Pawnee Grasslands a couple years ago to shoot. It seemed like a pretty good place. I picked up a new to me 30-30 I would like to get out and shoot as well.
When you bought yours, was it covered in a packing grease? Mine is. I am dying to go shooting myself but haven't had the time to get mine cleaned up and go shoot it.Mine is Romanian made and can't wait to try it out.
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Old 06-07-2011, 06:17 AM
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No, my 30-30 has been sitting is a safe for years. No packing grease. It is a Montgomery Wards store brand of the Marlin.

I don't have anything from Romania. My Mak-90 was covered in grease and took a while to clean, but that was a long time ago.
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Old 06-07-2011, 11:43 AM
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Sent mine off to a machinist I know to have the barrel shortened and an AR style flash suppressor installed. Should be taking about 5" off the barrel, taking it down to the 16" minimum.
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