sks

Discussion in 'Military Style' started by Anonymous, Apr 28, 2004.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    anybody here know anything about an sks, ive been looking around for one, but dont know much about them, and what accessories are worth the money if i do buy one, im going to definitely buy a synthetic stock, but are these guns very reliable? and what do you think of them
     
  2. chips

    chips Well-Known Member

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    they are cheap, reliable, and plentiful. the same goes for the ammo. you can find them as cheap as 60-70 dollars if you shop around, but most seem to run about 200.

    i think if you spend just a little to get one, you wont be dissapointed
     

  3. HunterJon

    HunterJon Active Member

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    Try to find one from a decent country. Some countries SKS's were better than others. Russian being the best, Then Yugoslavia (this is what I have), then China. There are other countries but these are the ones most usually seen. There have been some Albanian imports lately and I have heard good things about those. For my money you can get a damn fine Yugo for about 150 to 200. I paid 200 hundred for mine and I have to tell you, they are addicting to shoot. I had mine with me down at college and I took my friends out and for the next few weeks they kept asking to go shooting again cause they had a blast. Most of my friends had never really shot a gun before and that SKS got them addicted.
     
  4. Anonymous

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    what is a good price on a russian sks, i see a lot of sks's at the gun shows so i could probably jeu em down, but what is the max i should pay for one, i dont have much money to spend, and i am going to buy accessories, i want to find one with a synthetic stock already on it, but i will buy a few hi cap mags
     
  5. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    what is a good price on a russian sks, i see a lot of sks's at the gun shows so i could probably jeu em down, but what is the max i should pay for one, i dont have much money to spend, and i am going to buy accessories, i want to find one with a synthetic stock already on it, but i will buy a few hi cap mags
     
  6. kc shooter

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    If you don't mind paying a little more then look for only SKS's with milled parts (instead of stamped) and with all matching numbers. I prefer to pay a little more to get better quality.

    I agree that the SKS is great to shoot & ammo is cheap.

    There is a paratrooper model that has a shorter barrel & that model usually costs a little more, however if you want the shorter barrel beware that the old style 'bayonet' that attaches to a regular size SKS is too long for the paratrooper, but that is probably illegal until after the AWB expires later this year.

    If you are buying at a gun show then definitely look for a milled SKS with matching numbers & compare prices, there can be a big disparity in prices in my experience.

    Don't overpay for an SKS that already has all the 'extras' added to it, they do not cost much & are easy to add.

    Two things you will want for maximum fun when plinking is a 30 round magazine & at least 6 stripper clips for reloading (the SKS magazine is most easily reloaded when still attached)

    I would recommend not paying over $200 for a good SKS.
    Just my .02
     
  7. HOULLAMA

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    SKS's are a blast to shoot. But forget the synth stock, unless you just have to have one that way. I picked up an unissued from IO last year and only added a Leapers scope mount and a 2-6x30 scope. I shoot it all the time with only the stock 10 rnd mag. Since I collect, I prefered to leave it in its original military config, night sights, grenade launcher & sight, and bayo.

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    Check out http://www.interordnance.com/ , they have unissued Yugo SKS for $150 and http://www.southernohiogun.com/surplus_rifles.html has excelent condition ones for $130. But, you can't put the Hi-Cap mags on either unless you remove the bayo and grenade launcher. BATF gets a big frown on that.
     
  8. Anonymous

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    Reliability is at the top of the list of SKS attributes. Along with cheap to buy and cheap to shoot. If you could only have one rifle for a number of uses, you could do a lot worse. 2-3 inch groups at a hundred yards is typical, and ballistically similar to the 30-30. Last I knew, you could buy hunting ammo at Walmart for them, though I haven't tried any for accuracy comparison.
    Everybody ought to have one, if only to pi$$ off a liberal. :lol:
     
  9. 22luvr

    22luvr New Member

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    I've owned an unissued Yugoslavian 59/66 model for about one year. It is a sweet shooter and has never malfunctioned. My son has a Norinco Chinese SKS with the folding stock and it has also never malfunctioned.

    The SKS has to be one of the world's most versatile rifles in that it can be used as a hunting rifle, plinker, defense, etc.

    Drawbacks? For me, the wooden stock is too short for comfortable shooting so I just bought a used Monte Carlo black fiberform stock for $20 which will do wonders for my accuracy and comfort. Also, a special tool is needed to sight-in the front post for accuracy. Once the SKS gets properly adjusted and sighted in, it can be a deadly accurate field piece.

    There are aftermarket products galore for the SKS and the ammo is fairly inexpensive.

    Go here for a ton of useful info on the SKS:

    http://www.surplusrifle.com/sks/index.asp

    Go for it! The SKS is a best bang for the buck.
     
  10. EasternBloc

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    I am working on getting one from each country. I have a Russian, Romanian, Albanian, Yugo 59 and Yugo 59/66.

    I still need a chinese, but that will come as they are some of the cheapest to find at a gun show.

    My advice is to go Russian or Romanian. Both are great shooters and you will be very happy plinking with them. I don't shoot my russian one much but my Romanian one is a tack driver. Consistant and easy to operate and clean. One thing you need to be aware of if you buy a Yugo SKS is COSMOLINE. I would much rather spend the extra money to buy a Romanian, Russian or Chinese one rather than have to clean another Yugoslav SKS packed in cosmoline. It is time consuming and frustrating to get it all.

    a Russian SKS depending on manufacturing plant will run $250 - 400. Romanian SKS $180 - $300. Albanian SKS $200 - $300. Yugo M59 $150 - $200. Yugo M59/66 $100 - $190. Chinese SKS $150 - $250. Chinese Paratrooper (shoorter Barrel) $200 - $300.

    Look on Gunbroker.com for good Auction deals on the non-Yugos. For a Yugo, go anywhere.
     
  11. kaseyhayes870

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    sks are really fun to shoot i have a norinco and its totaly stock...for now and its still a good shooter when im done it will have a syn stock picany rail light laser and red dot sight....it will be fun to shoot! buy one and you cant go wrong! great truck gun to
     
  12. surehuntsalot

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    chinese sks's are not the cheapest ones to get any more