Armored Giga Chad LOSES to Shotgunner

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Dang, that SKS is amazing . I never knew they would shoot like that. I better keep my head down thats for sure.
 

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Dang, that SKS is amazing . I never knew they would shoot like that. I better keep my head down thats for sure.
Not really what they were designed for. Not unlike optimistic ranges suggested by marked sights denoting hundreds of yards on other military arms , it's always subject to practical proof.

Rather , design is a hint of the Soviet theory of "hugging" the enemy nearer your shotgun range , but with a rifle. Later followed by "grabbing them by the belt" in Vietnam. Where an SKS was not an uncommon sight.
Likely not forgotten as design evolved , not all war is long range at times.

Downsizing machine gun loads reduced recoil ,compared to a Mosin Nagants being heavy. Both in fodder and overall rifle weight.
"Average combat ranges" supported less of a cartridge. Leaning towards semi autos/autos incentivized the smaller rounds too.

The AK followed the SKS pretty fast for the Soviets.
But the SKS certainly didn't fade into obsolescence elsewhere.


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