Procedures and Information for SKS Rifles 

Rife Description – Information for this section was collected from the SKS Wikipedia entry, which can be found here.

“The SKS is a Soviet semi-automatic carbine chambered for the 7.62×39mm round, designed in 1943 by Sergei Gavrilovich Simonov.   In the early 1950s, the Soviets took the SKS carbine out of front-line service and replaced it with the AK-47; however, the SKS remained in second-line service for decades. It is still used as a ceremonial firearm today. The SKS was widely exported, and was also produced by some former Eastern Bloc nations as well as China, where it was designated the “Type 56 Carbine”, East Germany as the Karabiner S and in North Korea as the “Type 63″.”

Basic Stats

Weight – Approx 8.5lbs depending on model, Chinese variants are typically lighter, Russian variants  tend to be a but heavier (3.85 kg)

Length – 40in – 44in depending on model (1,020 mm to 1,120mm)

Cartridge – 7.62×39mm M43

Rate of Fire – 35 – 40 rounds per min

Max Round Capacity – 10 round magazine box, various models (or with after market accessories) can have increased capacity.

Effective Range – 440 yards (400 meters)

Muzzle Velocity – 2,411 ft/s (735 m/s)

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