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    Hi, sks can be use for hunting?

    Hello . I am just new here. Anybody use sks to hunt? Any story for that?


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    They work good as on goats. I dont see why it wont work good as on deer.
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    It's a 308. If you feel comfortable that you can hit your target it will drop most anything in NZ.

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    Aren't they 7.62x39
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    Quote Originally Posted by airliuwei View Post
    Hello . I am just new here. Anybody use sks to hunt? Any story for that?


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    Ive got a SKS a lot of fun ,semi cheap to run, reliable ,swapped out the wooden stock for a "synthetic Dragunov stock" chucked on a Bi-Pod.
    Very easy to clean and maintain also ,so guess no story ... just straight to bed ... ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    Aren't they 7.62x39

    Yeah they are, I shouldn't have over simplified. The effective range of a 7.62x39 is 600m, at least that's what we're told on basic. it should be sufficient and it's similar to a 30-30

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eion View Post
    Yeah they are, I shouldn't have over simplified. The effective range of a 7.62x39 is 600m, at least that's what we're told on basic. it should be sufficient and it's similar to a 30-30
    I'm not sure 600m capability is what we can suggest the effective deer hunting range of an sks is.....especially to a new be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eion View Post
    The effective range of a 7.62x39 is 600m, at least that's what we're told on basic. it should be sufficient and it's similar to a 30-30
    mate, you need to take a long hard look at energy left in both those calibers at anything beyond 200m

    x39 is a great caliber for close in bush hunting in NZ, but there is absolutely nothing effective about it at even half the max ranges you mention, at least not if you want a clean, ethical kill
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eion View Post
    The effective range of a 7.62x39 is 60m...
    Fixed it for ya!
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    Eion, here you go

    http://www.remington.com/en/pages/ne...allistics.aspx

    Select the caliber from the drop down.

    Look at the energy row, as a rule of thumb, anything below 700ft/lb is not effective for clean kill in hunting.

    Your instructors in basic might have mentioned 600m as a "don't get closer than this to a person firing an AK47", but that is spray and pray type shooting, not related to hunting...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    I'm not sure 600m capability is what we can suggest the effective deer hunting range of an sks is.....especially to a new be.
    He did say he was told in "basic" so if u can hit a human at 600m it would be effective.

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    I have both an sks and 3030 and wouldnt attempt anything further than 100m

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    Great bush pig, just remember to use 'soft points'.....Ive got one too, 20" barrel, for the price there hard to beat........
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    I'm not sure 600m capability is what we can suggest the effective deer hunting range of an sks is.....especially to a new be.
    Let alone being able to shoot a group at 600 thats accurate enough to even try the shot.
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    Thats shit advice ebf. Clean ethical kills can not happen if you dont hit it in the right place to begin with. Gut shooting something with a 50bmg will not result in a clean kill but holy fuck look at the energy it produces. A .22 rimfire in the head will kill pretty much anything in this country also, but the energy it produces is shit. I dont know what sort of energy a bow produces but i bet that it doesnt even come close to the thousand foot pounds of energy that some hero hunters would have you believe is required for the so called "ethical kill". Forget about bullet energy for now and concentrate on shot placement.
    Use the sks for hunting, theres nothing wrong with it but dont expect it to be a tack driver.
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