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SKS - Best Rifle for Hog Hunting in Australia?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by 206thsense, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. 206thsense

    206thsense Seattle, WA, USA Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  2. mosinguy1

    mosinguy1 out by the ocean Active Member

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    I have always used mine when I was back home in S. Oklahoma.
     
  3. unklekippy

    unklekippy In The Mountains Near Sprague River Well-Known Member

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    If I ever get an opportunity to shoot wild pigs, I always figured the first guns I would pick would be a SKS(with the fixed 10 round mag. Those 30 rounders are a pain.) or a 30-30 Winchester lever gun. Third choice would be a .357 mag lever. Good video.
     
  4. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    An AR with a 40'd kill them varmints too.
     
  5. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    This particular SKS looks like it might be a Model D. Nice.
     
  6. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    Yep. M or D series. No goofy fixed 10 rounder or worse. ...aftermarket duckbill junk mag.
    What a shame it was molested in to some aftermarket stock though.
     
  7. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Well spoken.
     
  8. soberups

    soberups Newberg Well-Known Member

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    You probably arent going to be legal with a D model in Australia, I'm pretty sure they prohibit semi-autos with detachable mags. I think they allow fixed mags with a 5 round limit, so the standard fixed mag with a plug installed is the best you will be able to do.
     
  9. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    Guy in video is either illegal or not in Australia then... That is a M or D series SKS in video.

    I don't know there laws well enough to say personally.
     
  10. soberups

    soberups Newberg Well-Known Member

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    He is a specially licensed hunter. Obtaining a license to own an SKS with a 30 round mag in Australia is the equivalent of getting a license to own a machine gun here in the USA...theoretically possible but only at great expense and hassle. As a practical matter the average farmer or hunter in Australia is limited to a bolt gun or a single shot shotgun.
     
  11. 206thsense

    206thsense Seattle, WA, USA Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    This. It's the reason many farmers hire him and his crew; with only bolt guns or single shot shotguns, they don't have enough firepower to eradicate the hogs.