SKS Not a Bad pick
Hello all, RON L here
I saw the post, while I no longer own an SKS, I have owned a few Norenco China made SKS, a couple of Different Russian Siminov Carbines dated 1951 and 1953, as well as I owned for a short time a Yugo, with a very nicly done Trech art screne onthe stock!
I have shot the Russiand, agains the Norenco China made ones and even a few Yugo's and a Buddies rare Albanain, knw what? At 200 yards and less, theier was not a great deal of difference in thier shooting ability nor accuracy? The Yugo, as well as the Russian feels better and is heavier, but for the $, I fo8und the Norenco ones for what I paid to be the best value!
Yes, you can moodify the 10 rnd box internal mag and add 20, 30 and even 40 rnd and Drum magazines to the SKS BUT WHY? It's quite easy and quick to re-lload using stripper clips, it's well ballanced and carries well? Once you sart adding aftermarket suff they seem to lose a lot of that, to me anyhow?
These are fun little carbines and yes if you get a Coyboy model or Model "M" they take AK mags! These cost considerably more, are hader to find and all! Good luck and have fun with it these are made for it!