Which is heavier, the SKS or the AK?


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fistful
October 15, 2004, 10:00 PM
Which is heavier, the SKS or the AK?

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AK47TIM
October 15, 2004, 10:16 PM
Just a guess but i think the sks is heavier .

Doug S
October 15, 2004, 10:27 PM
Sorry I don't have exact numbers, but I think the SKS goes about 8lbs. Heavier than the average stamped AK I believe.

Carlos
October 15, 2004, 10:56 PM
Yup, SKS is a bit heavier

TXBera
October 16, 2004, 10:30 AM
I'd say the SKS as well. And it makes a difference with the felt recoil. My friend has a WASR10 and his has a healthy kick but I'd compare my Yugo SKS to the AR-15 on felt recoil. It's a great little shooter. Get ya one!

fistful
October 16, 2004, 11:46 AM
Got one. Anybody want to trade an SKS with a wood stock for a Norinco with a bayonet and a heavy, Advanced Technology sporter stock?

benEzra
October 16, 2004, 05:32 PM
SKS is definitely heavier than a SAR-1 (stamped-receiver AK lookalike). The weight is also further forward, which makes the SKS rest a little heavier on your supporting arm than the SAR-1 does.

RavenVT100
October 16, 2004, 06:09 PM
The SKS is unquestionably heavier. Especially the Yugo.

Hkmp5sd
October 16, 2004, 06:17 PM
Depending on the manufacturer, both range from 8.0-9.5 pounds. The Chinese SKS is 8 lbs 8 oz and the Chinese AK-47 is 8 lbs 6 oz. The Russian AK-47 is a whopping 9 lbs 8 oz. while the Russian SKS is 8 lbs 8 oz.

Akurat
October 16, 2004, 07:10 PM
I'd say that fully loaded, they feel about the same. ie 30rd AK, 10rd SKS

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