sks brands. norinco vs yugo

Discussion in 'AK & SKS Discussion' started by jjfuller1, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    stopped in at the gun shop again yesterday. now they have two sks.. a yugo wi bayonet and a norinco with nothing. the norince looks to have a nicer stock, but the yugo has the bayonet, and muzzlebreak. yugo is 324, norinco is 370. which would you buy?
     
  2. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Personally, i don't like the grenade launcher thing on the Yugos. I have a Norinco that i am happy with (spike bayonet & all).

    I was told the Yugo's didn't get chromed bores, but i am not certain. If you are planning on using the surplus ammo with corrosive primers, you want the chromed bore.
     

  3. deathkricket

    deathkricket New Member

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    Norinco all the way, the build QA is like night and day between them. All the extra crap on the yugo is prety much worthless, if you ever need to use a bayonet something has gone very very wrong.
     
  4. chevyforlife1972nova

    chevyforlife1972nova New Member

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    I am almost 100 % you are right about the chrome lined the norinco is a exact copy of a Russian. I have 2 of each and the norinco's are much better quality
    and don't have that stupid grenade launcher you will never get to use lol
     
  5. IGETEVEN

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    Indeed. Norinco would be my choice as well, for the same reasons.

    Chinese made SKSs are the best of all the SKSs. They have fully lined Chambers and barrels and have an unmatched reputation for reliablity with their default magazine. :cool:
     
  6. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    The Norinco is a commercial copy of the Chinese type 56 (SKS). It is NOT military surplus. They were made for export to the US commercal market. They have chrome bores and generally have good quality overall.

    The Yugo is a true Mil-Surp as they were actual issue to the Yugoslavian military. They saw service in the field and show it. Most are at least dinged up a bit. They are not chrome bored. They sometimes have issues in the gas system because of the lack of chrome. The grenade launching muzzle device is unique and interesting, but lacks purpose for us.

    If you want a good, reliable shooter...go Norinco

    If you want a Mil-Surp rifle with character...go Yugo
     
  7. Gojubrian

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    I had a good yugo, but the non chrome lined barrel was an issue for me.
    I'm sure the guys have the spike for the norinco, they just took it off for cleaning.
    I bought this norinco paratrooper a few weeks ago and I'm very happy with it. It was made in 1992.
    Go with the Norinco!
     

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    My Norinco after Tapco got ahold of it
     

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  9. Laufer

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    For very similar bore/rifling and overall condition, the Norinco. Why?

    The Yugo's grenade launcher might be very secondary to many, due to the Yugo's legendary rugged construction.
    But the Yugo's more forward center-of-gravity and weight steered me towards a Norinco in '08. The Yugo is a bit awkward to hold for a while, sitting on the river bank while aiming at feral grapefruits from a partial squat.

    For an extra $50 or so, you might find a good Russian SKS on your area at a gun show etc?
    I've read that some Russian triggers can be very tight, but have not tried them.

    The benefits of the Russian are that they are The originals and have chrome-lined bores, and real bayonets.
    They often have very attractive smoky reddish/brown wood, which is harder than the Chinese choa wood. This choa on mine is fairly easy to scratch or scrape.

    SAMCO (in Miami) still has some Yugos with no grenade launchers.
    Have you spent any time on "SKSboards"?
     
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  10. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    i went back to check on them again last week. and they were both gone :( guess i'll have to keep waiting
     
  11. jdwohlers

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    All very good points but I do like the yugo for high volume shooting over the Norinco due to its heavier barrel. Due to the lack of Chromide ore they opted not to import it to chrome line the barrels but instead use a heavier un chromed barrel. the earlier issue of it being front heavy is due to this, the grenade launcher adds to it but it is negligible. But that is really the only plus a yugo has on a chinese made or russian made SKS
     
  12. synical

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    I just got a Norinco a couple of weeks ago and I love it. I cant speak for the Yugo but my Norinco is super accurate and has had no probs! :D
     
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    synical New Member

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    This is my Norinco!
     

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  14. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    ^^^ It looks almost virginally unmolested lying there in its original stock, still with the fixed mag and all. When you picked it up, did you have a sign on your car that said "free candy"?
    :D
     
  15. synical

    synical New Member

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    I did have a sign but it said Look *****es and Ho's I be packin! LoL haha but no I could not believe it when I found it the guy who worked at the pawn shop I found it at had it for like 10 years or so and never shot it. He said it just sat in his gun safe. He didnt even know that it had a cleaning kit in the stock. I think thats how I got it for such a great price is cause the guy did not know what he had. The guy told me 180 out the door and I said where is my paperwork to fill out? :D
     
  16. ManInBlack83

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    My first SKS was a Yugo...I sold it. For me it was too bulky and I hated the grenade launcher.

    Now I have two Chicom Paratroopers, a Norinco SKS-M, and a Russian 51 Tula refurb.

    ChiCom /106\ unfired, numbers matching, threaded barrel
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    ChiCom 1967 /26\ threaded barrel
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    Norinco 1994 SKS-M takes AK mags
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    Russian 1951 Tula factory refurb, unfired
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    Chrome lined barrel is a must have for me. Both Russian and Chinese have chrome lined barrels.
     
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  17. ofitg

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    That gas valve on the Yugo SKS is one more thing that can go wrong.....

    Unless you specifically want the grenade launcher, the Yugo is not the best choice.