I recently purchased a used SKS of Chinese origin. I've been very satisfied with how it shoots, but would like to lighten it up a bit.
It currently has a "monte carlo" style stock that is comfortable for my frame (6'2ish, 220 lbs, 36" sleeves on my dress shirts). I am considering either a Tapco "fusion" or T6 stock or a "side folder" stock. I think the side folder looks better, but i doubt it would shoot as well as the Tapco models. I just can't decide which to get & do not think i need 3 different stocks for one used rifle (monte carlo will be kept as an optional). I am not opposed to changing stocks for the occasional hunting trip; I am opposed to buying a stock i'll never use. I do plan to remove the stock magazine & replace it with a tapco 20 rounder for non-hunting use. I am aware that i will need to start counting parts for 922 when i make a change. This gun has the spike bayonet, but i will be removing it (hopefully to be replaced by a bipod).
Opinions, advice, information, or offers of used stocks are welcome.
SKS-075 - Tapco Fusion SKS Rifle System with Rail Black Includes Handguard Pistol Grip Stock
SKS-070 - TAPCO SKS T6 Collapsible Stock Black Six-Position M4 Type Glass-Filled Nylon
SKS-200 - SKS Ultralight Folding Stock Pistol Grip Handguard with Black Glass Filled Nylon
a folder stock
This SKS-540 - SKS Monte Carlo Stock Black Handguard with Recoil Pad
looks like the stock on the gun currently.
Not to sound like a limp-wristed fashionista, but i would prefer an olive drab stock if i can get one.
Thanks for your assistance! I am sure this isn't a new question; i'm looking for recent opinions/info.
Additionally, if you have any input regarding a low power telescopic sight or a "red dot"-type sight for the SKS, feel welcome to post it up.