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Old 11-15-2012, 06:15 AM
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I always wanted to shoot a deer with my SKS, yesterday I got my chance. I was just getting ready to end my hunt for the morning and was walking towards the house when I entered a cleared area where a doe was standing. I gave her a double tap and she went down. The bullets went through both sides of the deer so I don't see how some people think this rifle is underpowered. I like how it is semi-auto and very reliable.
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I never doubted the power of the gun or bullet. How far was your shot? Did the doe go far or drop right there?
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I never doubted the power of the gun or bullet. How far was your shot? Did the doe go far or drop right there?
The deer was only fifty yards away and it got about twenty feet before it dropped dead.
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the sks is a fine rifle if your familar with it and the coarse sites. yu obviously are.they are capable of much more accuracy than most people think.in my yunger days i could easily hit a brick at 125 yrds with mine.
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The deer was only fifty yards away and it got about twenty feet before it dropped dead.
Soft point, ball or hp?
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Congratulations on putting fresh meat in your freezer!
I shot a black bear with mine once. Single shot with a 125 grain soft point from 20 yards. After the shot he made a run for it and I worried that the round didn't pack enough wallop. I gave it a few minutes before starting my track, the bear died in his tracks. He didn't make it more than 10 yards into the bushes.
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Soft point, ball or hp?
I used hornady steel cased hunting ammo with the plastic tip. I guess you could call it hp.

The entry wounds were the size of a pencil and the exit wounds the size of a quarter.
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Congratulations on putting fresh meat in your freezer!
I shot a black bear with mine once. Single shot with a 125 grain soft point from 20 yards. After the shot he made a run for it and I worried that the round didn't pack enough wallop. I gave it a few minutes before starting my track, the bear died in his tracks. He didn't make it more than 10 yards into the bushes.
I shot a bear with a hundred year old .44 40 once and it bolted on me as well. I managed to get it with a shot from the hip after that and kept pouring the lead to it.

I thought my heart was going to jump out of my chest.
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Congrats. Thanks for the report. SKS is more than capable as the 7.62x39 is often compared ballistically to the win 30 30.
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