Reviews Insurgency: Sandstorm Best Carbines (Ranked Worst To Best)


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Jul 17, 2021
Here are a list of the best carbines!

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So in short, carbines are assault rifles that have had their barrel length shortened; they are a compact version of their original rifle, they use a shorter cartridge and they are overall lighter and easier to use and control. That’s the same case in the game, these weapons are light, easy to use, and great for pushing objectives and flanking enemies.

They are easy to use, don’t have a lot of recoils, have a high rate of fire, and are overall a very versatile weapon in medium to close combat situations. Long-distance combat isn’t recommended with these rifles. I’ll be ranking all of these carbines by their stats alone, so with that, let’s get into the article!

6. SKS

It can use magazines from the AKM.

The first carbine that we’ll be talking about is the SKS. Which is good for some long-distance engagements, but mainly it’s perfect for medium-distance engagements. This weapon has some huge kick to it due to the fact it uses 7.62x39mm rounds, which can make it hard to control the recoil.

Thankfully, you can add some attachments to it to make the recoil manageable, but if you don’t have any supply points for that, just make sure not to spam your left-click when using the weapon. This gun can use magazines from the AKM, so if you run out of ammo, just look for that weapon and you can get yourself some ammo.

SKS Stats:

  • Cartridge - 7.62x39mm
  • Vertical Recoil - 30
  • Horizontal Recoil - 15
  • Muzzle Velocity - 735 m/s
  • Rate of Fire - 160 rpm
  • Penetration - 374 pp
  • Magazine Capacity - 20+1 rounds
  • Reserve Ammunition - 3 mags
  • Supply Points - 2
  • Weight - 17%
What SKS Excels At:

  • It’s great for 1v1 situations.
  • The penetration is good enough to kill someone in 1 hit.
  • Due to the high muzzle velocity, the gun can be good in some long-distance engagements.
How To Get SKS:

  • You can obtain this carbine when you pick the advisor class on the Insurgent Forces.

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