Heart beating and breathing like it’s your last breath you run and run away from the hoard of zombies on your tail. As you round a corner there lies a shiny, solid, and old world style rifle. You charge it spin around and unleash hell upon the advancing hoard. The unimaginable sense of security washes over you as one by one you eliminate your un-dead enemies, you have survived another day in the post collapse world…good on ya!
OK, back to reality. Here at the everyday Sherpa i want to bring to my readers information of all kinds and this post is about the humble yet versatile Soviet made SKS. This 1940’s era rifle was the staple of the soviet army until being replaced later with the AK-47, although the SKS was used as a backup weapon. It has a conventional rifle grip with wooden stock and a 10 round integral magazine which is loaded by stripper clips. It has a bayonet and in the butt stock has a simple cleaning kit cleverly designed to hide in the stock.
The reasons i wanted to talk about this old yet fine firearm are many, to begin with a person who wishes to start shooting firearms it is a relatively easy rife to use. The recoil is not extreme and most of all it’s a really fun gun! I have had many a great time out on the range target shooting with this rife it’s just so much fun. A person could use this to hunt with also, however there are better rifles for a good price that will do a nicer job, but if your out and about it could be use for such. Speaking of price, one of the reasons this rifle is so popular is it goes for about $199 in Canada. The rounds are low priced and one can get them anywhere, with ease. So for very low initial output you could be having a fun day at the range very soon.
There are many upgrades that you could purchase for this firearm and for cheap such as optics, stocks, grips, lights, and others. The picture below is with the Tapco tactical stock. It is light weight polymer with a pistol grip and adjustable butt stock for easy use.
The rounds that the SKS used are 7.62x39mm, a very common round You can even buy them by the crate of 1500 rounds for $300, a very good deal indeed.
So whether you want to use this rifle at the range, hunting, or just plinking there is no doubt it’s a great time. Man up and check it out, and for God’s sake when the zombie apocalypse comes aim true and for the head, because that’s what the Walking Dead has taught us. Have a great day everyone!