Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Create Account now to join.
  • Login:

Welcome to the NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

DPT Black Watch


User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 20
Like Tree12Likes

Thread: Mini 30 versus SKS

  1. #1
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Port Chalmers
    Posts
    753

    Mini 30 versus SKS

    In what way is a Mini 30 better than an SKS?

  2. #2
    Member Beavis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    The Cape
    Posts
    3,833
    Much better platform for using optics.
    Steve123 likes this.

  3. #3
    Member Beavis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    The Cape
    Posts
    3,833
    Stock open sights are much better too.
    Steve123 likes this.

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Auck
    Posts
    973
    Accuracy, fit and finish, ergonomics.
    Steve123 likes this.

  5. #5
    Semper excretia Ryan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    North Island
    Posts
    6,219
    American Vs Soviet.

  6. #6
    Member stretch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Clarks Beach, (South of) Auckland
    Posts
    1,718
    Less weight, in that it lightens your wallet by an additional $1k.

    Sent from my SM-T800 using Tapatalk
    Pengy, Tommy, Steve123 and 1 others like this.

  7. #7
    Ejected
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Shaky City
    Posts
    1,446
    You can use the more common 308 projectiles. AR beats all though.

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Auck
    Posts
    973
    I have a stainless Mini-30 on E Cat available if you are interested. Can easily be deregistered to A Cat if required.

  9. #9
    Member Marty Henry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Tararua
    Posts
    3,307
    Quote Originally Posted by MassiveAttack View Post
    You can use the more common 308 projectiles. AR beats all though.
    Try 308 projectiles in the 762x39 you should be suprised, just need to switch out the expander button for a 308 one to get neck tension.

  10. #10
    Member Ryan_Songhurst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    South Island
    Posts
    6,531
    Fit and finish is a lot better on the mini 30, reliability seems better also. My dad shoots for a living, a lot of it from a chopper, and his tool of choice is the mini 30, he just likes the x39 cartridge in general for the type of shooting he does but couldn't get the reliability out of a SKS that he does from the M30

  11. #11
    Member Steve123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    What used to be Franklin
    Posts
    2,042
    Scope mountings a breeze on the mini, got it coz I was sick of rip off sks mounts from china. Ease of take downs about the same. SKS is made for midgets wearing winter woollies and has a shocking LOP.Both have odd feeling triggers. The mini will shoot better if you use the right ammo, mine likes PPU but everything else is all over the place. I'd get an SKS first for cheap fun shooting and playing improvements. If your wanting something for a bit more precision go for the mini or get a bolt gun in that calibre.If i had to choose I'd go for the mini, I use that way more than the SKS now.

  12. #12
    Member Steve123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    What used to be Franklin
    Posts
    2,042
    Has anyone had anything to do with the new Saiga's?

  13. #13
    Ejected
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Shaky City
    Posts
    1,446
    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Henry View Post
    Try 308 projectiles in the 762x39 you should be suprised, just need to switch out the expander button for a 308 one to get neck tension.
    Initally they produced the mini 30 with a .308 bore. I thought this was all of them but the great google in the sky says that they changed back to .310 bore.

    The Mini-30 and the Myth of the .308 bore - Shooting Sports Forum

  14. #14
    Member Steve123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    What used to be Franklin
    Posts
    2,042
    Mini 30 changes pills of communist oppression into freedom seeds
    zimmer and Tommy like this.

  15. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    South of Wellington
    Posts
    286
    I have one of both, the SKS stays in the cupboad!!! One thing the Ruger fails on is firing reliability on ex military ammo or the cheaper non U.S made stuff. The primers on the military ammo are harder than the U.S sporting ammo and the Ruger firing pin is tiny compared to the AK47 and SKS firing pins.
    Steve123 likes this.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. East versus west chamois
    By 7rum in forum Hunting
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 22-04-2016, 04:41 PM
  2. France versus All Blacks, Eden Park
    By EeeBees in forum Off topic
    Replies: 36
    Last Post: 10-06-2013, 08:36 PM
  3. Falcon versus Canada Goose
    By EeeBees in forum Off topic
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-09-2012, 09:41 PM
  4. Pride of the Island North versus South
    By el borracho in forum Upcoming Events
    Replies: 44
    Last Post: 07-08-2012, 10:52 PM
  5. The old versus the new....
    By Kudu in forum Hunting
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-01-2012, 12:56 AM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Welcome to NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums! We see you're new here, or arn't logged in. Create an account, and Login for full access including our FREE BUY and SELL section Register NOW!!