Whats your favorite type of sks?

Discussion in 'AK & SKS Discussion' started by hq357, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. hq357

    hq357 New Member

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    I am looking to get myself an asks for christmas but the most common ones i see are either yugo or chinese wich is best? What other sks's are out there? How can you tell what they are? I only know a yugo sks is a yugo beacuse of the greanade launcher so wich is the best sks? What is your favorite?
     
  2. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    I have some sort of pre ban Chinese sks. All orginal. I love it. Fun to shoot and accurate.
     

  3. marc29th

    marc29th New Member

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    I'd say the Russian SKS's are the best but both the Yugo and Chinese are very good and either will be a great rifle to have. It mostly comes down to personal preference which to go for.
     
  4. mountainman13

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    I had a Yugo that I made a few mods to. It was a great gun. It was battle accurate and functioned flawlessly (after my mods). I could dump 30 rounds down range pretty quick.
    I sold it for a Nice profit during the panick.
     
  5. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I'm jealous. I had an opportunity to shoot a Chinese sks. It was very accurate and a very nice rifle. That is another gun I wouldn't mind having. :eek:
     
  6. CrazedJava

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    I really like the looks of the Yugo SKS and have considered getting one. They are heavier than a regular SKS but also supposed to be more accurate.

    I personally have owned a Norinco (Chinese) and thought it was a great shooter. However, the stock was very short as it was made for a smaller person. I ended up replacing it, but never had a problem with the weapon itself.
     
  7. phideaux

    phideaux Active Member Supporter

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    Chinese,

    Chrome lined barrel, very accurate, never fails, shoots any type ammo, and most of all FUN!.

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  8. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    My very fist time out at a range I shot a Norinco SKS. I hit a 10" target at 100 yards. I was sitting and the rifle was on a rest as it was kind of heavy for me. Those rifles are great shooters, indeed. It was this trip to the range that made me fall in love with shooting. I mostly shot an Uzi and the SKS. I'm short so the shorter stock was a pretty good fit for me.
     
  9. ccase39

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    I have a pre ban Norinco as well. It is one of my favorite rifles. The only reason its not my favorite rifle is the aesthetics. It could look a little cooler but it is balls accurate and built like a tank. Cheap ammo too. Parts a cheap and its a breeze to completely break down. I cannot comment intelligently on which one is best because mine is the only one I have shot but I absolutely love it.
     
  10. orangello

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    I like the Norinco I have. There was a Yugo model that didn't have the goofy grenade launcher, M59 I think.
     
  11. Gizord1

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    I have a Yugo SKS, and love it.
    But I think that the SKS can be the greatest civilian "military style" rifle, with a few mods.
    Preferably, I would have the SKS-D or SKS-M (the ones that take AK mags), and add a small ACOG sight, a thumbhole stock, a sling, the blade bayonet (not the spike one), maybe a muzzle brake, and a cartridge holder on/in the stock.
    I think that is a great configuration.
     
  12. dyslexic_llama

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    I like my Yugo better than a Chinese SKS, I've owned two Chinese and really disliked the wood because it felt soft and cheap, I think it was Chu wood?

    My Russian is the best in terms of SKS's though, I really like it the most.

    Romanian SKS's are great too, identical to their Russian counterparts in almost every way, I regret selling the one I had.

    Albanian ones, they're okay, the one I have is pretty worn out and the barrel is nearing the end of it's life, when I do the bullet test it nearly sits all the way to the case neck.
     
  13. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Remember the Chinese Norincos are NOT milsurp. They were purpose made for export to the civilian markets. WTS, they are usually great shooters and since they were new when sent here, they have lots of life left in them.

    The Rusians are older (the originals) and have seen some use. Most are very good shooters and are fairly gently used.

    The Yugos are unique with the muzzle device and grenade sights. They are NOT chrome lined and were (mostly) actually issued to soldiers (true milsurp). Some have erosion problems both in the barrel and gas system. A nice Yugo is just that, nice.
     
  14. kytowboater

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    I don't think mine is. Says nothing about norinco on it. In fact I can't pronounce what's on it.

    Other than the serial this is the only markings on it.
     

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  15. dyslexic_llama

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    I think Shaanxi SKS's were imported by a company named Iaco?

    From what I understand they were for Chinese police and non-military agencies and not made by Norinco.
     
  16. DrumJunkie

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  17. ccase39

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    I have the same exact stock. Did you have to file your gas tube in order for it to fit? I did and hope I didnt file too much. It seems to fit as tight as the other, but I hope the pressure from the gas doesnt blow it off and send the piston through my eye hole.
    I put the spike point bayonet on it and it is too long to fold down and fit in the groove on the stock.
    I will try and locate a blade soon but just bought an AK and am not in the position to put any more money into it right now.
    Does the optic work out well where you have it?
     
  18. hq357

    hq357 New Member

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    What do you guys think about the yugo sks with the grenade launcher barrel?
     
  19. Gizord1

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    A great gun , but a lot of legal loopholes.
    The grenade launcher makes it purely a C&R gun, and modifying it in any way is supposed to remove it's C&R status, then you have to follow the confusing 922r, blah, blah, blah.
    I still see people at gun shows, online, etc. with theirs modded.
    Just sayin its cool, but don't let the media find out you have a "grenade launcher" :D
    The 22mm spigot grenade launchers aren't good for anything, anymore.
    They haven't made them or grenades since about post-Korea.
     
  20. DrumJunkie

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    The optic is OK but it's a cheapo thing that I really want to replace. I had no real use for the bayonet so it got gone.
    I have also added a muzzle break since this pic was taken. The shorter bbl made it more enticing to add. I'll see about snapping a newer pic maybe tonight :)


    No, mine fit fine. I've hears others did though. Be really careful to not take too much off though. You'll know pretty quick if you did. It wont work real well if there's a leak there.
     
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