SKS is a medium to long ranged, commonly found sniper rifle, which is very effective in mid ranges but less effective on long ranges. It's initial bullet speed is low and requires special handling on further distances. It's high damage compensates for the lack of speed, but it's spread and recoil is not one of the best. Another thing to be careful with is the initial magazine capacity. Given it's time between shots, the magazine can be emptied quite fast, and the ext. quickdraw is the SKS's best friend.