the SKS vs mosin nagant is kindof a wash. the type 53 that you are looking at will kick like a mule and give a huge fireball with almost every shot and would be highly advised to use at least single hearing protection while shooting. the SKS is a little more accurate overall and will not have nearly the recoil or be nearly as loud but the limitations of the 7.62x39 round over range make it a close range only shooter. some people shoot them out to 500 yards but past 200 yards they lack enough energy to make clean kills making it a poor choice for long range hunting.
all guns lost in a tragic smelting accident.
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