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Holocene

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Is SKS as reliable as AK-47?
« on: September 03, 2006, 08:15:21 PM »
You hear stories about AK-47's that just keep on firing despite being draged through the mud and sand. I believe there was this one video where a guy was firing a full-auto AK-47 NON STOP untill the stock caught on fire... :shock:  :shock:  :shock:

So just how reliable is the SKS compared to the AK?

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Is SKS as reliable as AK-47?
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2006, 08:24:33 PM »
Had a Norinco .223 cal AK in the mid '80's which was a POC.Inaccurate and wouldn't feed except by accident.That one was definately an exception to the rule though.Both rifles have well deserved reputations for reliability.Given equal care its a tie.If you drag rifles through mud deliberately then the AK probably has an edge.Just a thought ,the AK with the selector in semi or full, leaves the bolt track wide open to mud,dust and other things where the action of the SKS is a bit ( not much) better sealed. I would trust my life to either based on reliability but will choose the SKS for accuracy as well.
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« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2006, 08:38:33 PM »
I think the AK's main advantage of reliability is that of its tolerances being much looser and very few moving parts.  I've never seen an AK that was anywhere close to being tight.

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What do you mean by tight?
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2006, 09:47:01 PM »
My Romanian AK47 is as tight or tighter than I personnaly expected from this type of rifle.  The fit is very good through out.  It doesnt' do the shake rattle and roll.
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Re: What do you mean by tight?
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2006, 10:40:02 PM »
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My Romanian AK47 is as tight or tighter than I personnaly expected from this type of rifle.  The fit is very good through out.  It doesnt' do the shake rattle and roll.


No, that's not quite what I meant; I was just saying that part of the AK's reliability comes from the fact that they're not built tight as a dolphin's a$$.

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Re: What do you mean by tight?
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2006, 11:18:54 PM »
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My Romanian AK47 is as tight or tighter than I personnaly expected from this type of rifle.  The fit is very good through out.  It doesnt' do the shake rattle and roll.


No, that's not quite what I meant; I was just saying that part of the AK's reliability comes from the fact that they're not built tight as a dolphin's a$$.


in my experience dolphin a$$ aint all that tight...











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« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2006, 11:36:28 PM »
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« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2006, 03:08:08 AM »
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Re: What do you mean by tight?
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2006, 03:14:08 AM »
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My Romanian AK47 is as tight or tighter than I personnaly expected from this type of rifle.  The fit is very good through out.  It doesnt' do the shake rattle and roll.


No, that's not quite what I meant; I was just saying that part of the AK's reliability comes from the fact that they're not built tight as a dolphin's a$$.


in my experience dolphin a$$ aint all that tight...











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Is SKS as reliable as AK-47?
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2006, 01:41:58 AM »
Pink dolphins bite.  I pray that you didn't experiment with one of those.
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« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2006, 03:44:23 PM »
From what I have seen - and what those who fought in Vietnam where large numbers of SKSs were encountered, say - the SKS is basically as reliable as the Kalashnikov.  The action is actually more insulated from the dirty gas than that of the AK.  The biggest weakness of the SKS over the AK is the trigger system, but that hasn't been much of a problem.  The chromed bore and chamber of the Chinese/Russian type may have an advantage in damp and humid jungle conditions over that of the Yugo, but that is probably not much of an issue for most.
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