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Old 05-22-2013, 10:39 PM   #1
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Default My dad just gave me an SKS

Any tips? Are they as easily modified as the AR? Is there a forum here that discusses SKS and AKs?

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Old 05-22-2013, 10:43 PM   #2
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Enjoy it as a handy rifle in a good caliber for deer and smaller game and don't try to make it too "tacticool"; it wasn't really designed for that, IMO.

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Congrats on the gift.

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f19/

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Yea, major congrats on the gift! Sweet!

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Thanks for the link guys. Yea I am pretty stoked about it. He got it before the ban so I know it is at least that old. Its never been shot and he doesn't have much interest in guns anymore so he just gave it to me. I do think it is a Chinese as it has a shorter stock. I do want to do something about that, but other than that I will stick to my AR when it comes to tacing it out.

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Modifying the mag generally creates jamming problems.

There is a cleaning kit in the buttstock.

You can get a recoil pad milsurp which will

increase LOP. My SKSs are favorites of mine.

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How about a new stock?

http://www.amazon.com/Tapco-Stk-Sks-Blade-Bayonet/dp/B002E6P7RY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1369280612&sr=8-1&keywords=Tapco%252C+Inc.++Tapco%252C+Inc.+T6+Bla ck+T6+6-Position+Stock+for+SKS+w%252F+Bayonet+6+Position+S KS+STK66167+BLACK

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Done. Couldn't pass that up. I hear that Tapco does make a 20 rd mag that is problem free that they designed to fix the problems some mags had in the past. Anyone know about these?
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Everyone should have an SKS laying around. Used to be cheap, I got a Yugo years back when they were $129 or whatever. Decent rifle.

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I have a tri rail for an sks new in box i'm trying to sell ... Its pretty cool ... I was gonna get a sks but the idea fell threw ... Stuck with one box of ammo and a rail ... No sks but I had to build 2 ars instead... Works for me

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