Originally Posted by VegasND
While cleaning first is excellent advice I have to ask: The guy at Chabot never bump-fired an SKS?
I don't know the details, quite possibly it was a brand new gun to him, and it jammed forward on the first trigger pull. There is no rate limiter so it's plausible for all ten rounds to pop off in under a second. If you're not expecting that it would be very easy for the gun to jerk right out of your hands and muzzle climb back to your face/head. It was a tragic accident and it is the reason Chabot no longer permits SKS rifles on the range there.