The SKS (Russian: Самозарядный карабин системы Симонова, Samozaryadnyj Karabin sistemy Simonova; English: Self-loading Carbine of (the) Simonov system) is a Soviet (Now Russia) 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 assault rifle by Mikhail Kalashnikov, many were sold to communist nations such as China, North Vietnam and North Korea.
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71,000 Recon score
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The SKS is a weapon featured in Battlefield 3. The weapon itself features a Tapco Fusion synthetic furniture and a detachable Tapco magazine. It fulfills the role of a medium-range DMR. It takes 3–4 shots to the body to kill an enemy, or 1–2 shots to the head. It has an ammo capacity of 20+1 rounds. With the Physical Warfare Pack, the player gets immediate access to it as well as the Flash suppressor which is exclusive to the pack. Otherwise, it is unlocked at 71,000 Recon score.
Because of the impressive rate of fire, moderate recoil and high-magazine capacity, it is far more effective in close quarters than most other sniper rifles. Attaching a medium-range scope or sight (or using none at all) will allow for easier targeting at the medium and close ranges as well as removing the scope glint that can draw unwanted attention. Like the other semi-auto sniper rifles, the 4× scope (PSO-1) is unlocked before the 12× Ballistic Scope.
As of the September 4th, 2012 patch, the Heavy Barrel can be unlocked for the SKS by accumulating 300 kills.
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The SKS is a weapon featured in Battlefield 4 as the second DMR to be unlocked after the MK11 Mod 0. It behaves very much like it's counterpart from Battlefield 3, boasting a low recoil for a DMR as well as a medium firerate and average damage, being able to kill most targets with three hits. Its range is slightly shorter than the other DMRs, but it's low recoil makes it an excellent weapon in most situations, even surpassing many automatic weapons in close quarters if the user has a good aim and a quick trigger finger.
The SKS unlocks the Russian attachments, and can only acquire the US and Chinese variants through Battlepacks.
- In Battlelog's description, it says the SKS has a thirty round magazine, but in-game it has only twenty rounds.
- It's the only Sniper Rifle capable of equipping the Flash Suppressor or Heavy Barrel.
- This weapon shares its reload animation with the M39 EMR, SVD, and AS Val.
- The SKS Mastery Dog Tag shows an SKS version resembling the Type 56.