No. 17477 - Arclight Hunter - December 12th, 2010 - 12:15 PM
Th SKS is definitely a viable choice for human-sized opponents up to the size of a large deer, with ballistics roughly matching the .30-30 Winchester. However, on larger targets such as bear, it lacks one-shot stop power. It's also inherently capable of jamming (as are all self-loading weapons), especially with underpowered ammo like some Wolf. Causes short-stroking. You'll do fine if you stick with premium ammo (Hornady and the like). I stand by my advice to use a bolt or lever action in a heavy caliber. Of course, if you only need to defend against human targets, a semi-automatic battle rifle is fine, but much of my post is geared towards paranormal threats. When dealing with something unknown, it's best to err on the side of caution. Again, 9mm rounds are effective against human opponents, but for anything bigger, a .45 ACP or .455 Webley (or the magnum rounds you suggested) would be better choices.
And don't tell me to go to /k/. I come from /k/.