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SKS
Real Life Name

SKS

Damage Lvl

High

Fire Mode

Semi-automatic

Ammo Cost

138

Range

28

Minimum Effective Range

5.1

Aim Time

4 seconds

Attacks Per Second

4

Damage

130 - 160
187.7 DPS

Knockback

10%

Accuracy

72.5%

Noise

15

Reload Speed

3 seconds

Magazine Size

10

The SKS is a long rifle featured in The Last Stand: Dead Zone.

Background[edit | edit source]

The Russian Samozaryadniy Karabin sistemy Simonova (Self-loading Carbine of the Simonov system) is a Soviet-made semi-automatic rifle designed by Sergei Gavrilovich Simonov in 1944. Though the Soviets quickly phased out the SKS in favor of the AK-47, millions of SKS rifles were produced in China and soon sold overseas as curio items in the U.S. up until 1994.

Seen as the "poor man's deer rifle", Chinese copies are the most common find, although ceremonial variants of the Soviet version are still used by the Russian Honor Guard today.

How to obtain[edit | edit source]

Recycling products[edit | edit source]

Tactics[edit | edit source]

The SKS a fast firing rifle with a small minimum effective range and balanced damage. Its reload speed and capacity might cause disdain among players but both can be corrected with the appropriate gear. Survivors specialized in rifles will benefit from this weapon should they have backup from fellow survivors.

Recommended gear[edit | edit source]

  • Extended Mags to increase its short magazine, allowing more shots to be fired.
  • Glasses to improve its accuracy, with some variants increasing range as well.
  • Bandoliers to speed up reloading time and take down infected more quickly.
  • Ammunition Mods to increase the damage output and take down infected faster.

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • Attacks Quickly
  • High Damage (vs. other long rifles)
  • Long Effective Range (vs. other long rifles)
  • Short Minimum Effective Range (vs. other long rifles)
  • Accurate

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • High Ammo Cost (vs. other long rifles)
  • Short Magazine (vs. other long rifles)
  • Long Reload Speed (vs. other long rifles)

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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