SKS stock question


December 21, 2006, 10:22 PM
I would like to hear opinions about traditional stocks on the SKS. I don't think I want a dragunov, and the monte carlo is only good for right or left shooting. (my left eye is better than my right at long distance, scope or not. yes I go both ways.) Is anyone familiar with the traditional SKS stocks. Who to buy from, What manufacturer, What is a good price. And most importantly, will it feel similiar to the rest of my traditional stocked rifles.

All opinions welcome. Even the smart a$$e$ of Rifle Country.:neener:

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December 21, 2006, 10:54 PM
what kind of stock came on it ? i like the old crappy looking 1's that come on them .

December 21, 2006, 10:58 PM
i shot a sks with a dragonov stock before and it was sad. if dollar general sold rifles that would be on their shelves:barf: . what do you think about this stock?

December 21, 2006, 11:06 PM
Soul, It came with the Chinese wood stock. I'm 6'2 with long arms, the butt of that thing is so short it is uncomfortable.

Doubleg, that looks kinda like what I want but it said monte Carlo, so I wonder if the opposite side has the cheek rest molded into it. Like I said before I don't want any uncomfort if I shoot right, or left handed.

I would just like a traditional stock like what is on my old Remington Targetmaster .22

But thank you both for your interest. Any other opinions of yours are very welcome.

December 21, 2006, 11:11 PM

Does anyone know about this?

December 21, 2006, 11:11 PM
Please read response #26. I believe it is the final word on SKS stocks. :D

December 21, 2006, 11:12 PM
Sorry, I don't know how to insert pictures.:cuss:

December 21, 2006, 11:13 PM
Sorry I should have been paying better attention to your requirments.:o

Heres one that is plain.

December 21, 2006, 11:15 PM
Hey junia... If you image is already being hosted post the direct link to the pic with directly infront and directly behind. Like this

December 21, 2006, 11:18 PM
Thats what I'm talkin about. have you heard any good or bad about this product. It looks cheap enough compared to the rest. I just don't want to have to take a crash course in gunsmithing to get it to work.

December 21, 2006, 11:21 PM
dub, i am an idiot when it comes to the whole pictur thing. i don't now why I can't just copy, paste everything.......I am crackin up...I am dumb

December 21, 2006, 11:22 PM
Butler creek is a very trustworthy company. I don't have experience with that stock but if I was in the market for one I wouldn't think twice about buying it. Here are user review of the product at midway.

December 21, 2006, 11:23 PM the link for you pic and it seems to be a bad one.

December 21, 2006, 11:25 PM
"Great fit and good quality, but no groove for bayonet" Thats one of the reviews. Are you worried about keeping the bayonet.

December 21, 2006, 11:27 PM
Those were very good reviews. Thanks for the help I hope I can talk to you again. And maybe when i figure this crap out I'll post pictures of my SKS when I'm finished with it.:D

December 21, 2006, 11:28 PM
Screw a bayonet. If you are that close to me I'll shoot you.:neener:

December 21, 2006, 11:31 PM
by the way. I just took the folding stock off of my SKS. If any one is interested PM me and I will sell it quite cheap. I don't need it. and don't want it. Barely used at all.

December 21, 2006, 11:31 PM
I like how you think! Those sks bayonets are dangerous. I have seen someone slice their hand open when it worked its self open during shooting.

December 21, 2006, 11:39 PM
my thoughts exactly. not being a war time gun in my case, I'm just glad it has a built in hanger for a bipod.

December 21, 2006, 11:48 PM
You can get a rubber butt pad for chinese sks's that makes it more comfortable to shoot, I have one on one of my rifles. Here's one on ebay.
I also have a choate dragunov stock on another sks and that is a really nice stock. Mark

Ohio Rifleman
December 22, 2006, 12:21 AM
I've seen a plane ol' wooden SKS stock at a gun show for $10. I think that's a good price, personally, but I didn't check the manufacturer though. I think the regular wooden stock that came with the SKS is fine. Some like their rifles to look like an EBR or tacticool. Whatever floats your boat.

December 22, 2006, 08:25 AM
remember this name (TAPCO) check them out, i love'm

Bottom Gun
December 22, 2006, 09:07 AM
I put one of those ugly red fiberglass jungle stocks on my SKS carbine. It is thinner than the wooden stocks. It feels better than the old wooden stock and is extremely rugged. They can be easily painted if you don't like the dark red color.
You should still be able to turn one up for a few dollars.
They used to sell for under $10.
If you want extra length, there are rubber spacers available which mount with the existing butt plate screws.

To change the subject slightly, I noticed my barrel really heated up fast during rapid fire.
I drilled a line of holes in the bayonnet channel to increase air flow around the barrel. I was pleased to see the holes helped cool it considerably without weakening the stock.

B.D. Turner
December 22, 2006, 09:24 AM
A buddy of mine put a dragunov stock on his SKS a Tapco it was a total waste of money.

December 22, 2006, 01:38 PM
The best quality in a 'classic' (non-Monte Carlo) sporter-type stock for the SKS I know of is in the Choate and Butler Creek brands. Even with those, be aware that there may be fit issues due to the relatively wide tolerance spreads among the many different countries of manufacture and even within different examples of the same origin.

The Choate comes with a spacer piece for placement at the rear of the receiver if necessary. As neither of the above have the cross pin of the military stocks, some models or examples may be a loose enough fit in the aftermarket unit to move slightly under recoil, as there must be a certain amount of leeway for the action to pivot when installing or removing the stock due to the way it's designed. The cross pin arrangement mitigates this quite a bit in the original stock, as well as reinforcing the rather thin and fragile wooden fore end against splitting.

I tried the excellent Choate on my favorite Chinese commercial SKS for a while, mostly to get the longer LOP. It fit fairly well, but even with the spacer in place a good deal of the residual movement during firing was being absorbed by the tip end of the forearm where it mates with metal retainer piece. I never could get the same level of consistency in my groups with it as the with the wooden military stock, and they averaged a bit larger, too. YMMV, as I ended up trying it on my Tula-made Russian 'shooter' where it works just fine.

The cheap fix is the thick rubber butt pad. It adds an inch to the LOP, install right over the existing item, and allows you to keep the cleaning kit in the butt trap. I put one on my Chinese when the Choate didn't work out, and it does make it fit me better and handle more comfortably. Not very aestheticly pleasing, perhaps, but highly functional.

I suppose that one could 'glass bed his SKS into one of the wooden or synthetic aftermarket units to get a precise fit, but it'd be tricky, IMO, and likely not yield enough in the way of improved functional performance to be worth the trouble and expense.

December 22, 2006, 11:01 PM
Is it still legal after you took off the bayonet? Is it a 59/66 or a 59?


December 23, 2006, 10:48 AM
I could't even begin to tell you the kentucky laws when it comes to that stuff.

December 23, 2006, 01:00 PM
Well, I understand why you might like a "conventional" stock.....

However I have an SKS-M with the ATI "Dragunov" type stock. The nicest thing is that it has an adjustable cheekpiece (mine is scoped) and is very comfortable, and well balanced. You might still consider this as its the best most confortable sytok I've found fo any of my SKSs....I don;t see the advnatage to the "conventional" stocks over the aftermarket stocks, as you can always add length to the normal stock.

December 24, 2006, 01:53 AM
Have you looked at the Tapco T-6 stocks? Similar feel to the AR (PG and stock) which has adjustable LOP. One guy on the SKS survivor board is 6'6" and says the stock extended all the way fit him perfectly. Comes with or without bayo cutout.

Gunna be the next purchase for my SKS's. And some of the flawless functioning color matched 30 rounders they came out with this month for $20. :D


December 29, 2006, 07:59 PM
Just bought a Yugo SKS 59/66 and am looking for an aftermarket stock. I'm looking at the Choate Dragunov stock. Anyone tried it? Anyone heard anything about it, good or bad? Thanks for your time.

December 30, 2006, 09:32 AM
And some of the flawless functioning color matched 30 rounders they came out with this month for $20.
I thought they were only "20 rounders"? I got two in the mail yesterday, but haven't had time to try them yet.

December 31, 2006, 03:18 AM
Yeah, I saw my mistake a few hours ago while browsing on the inlaws computer.

Thanks for setting me straight. :)


December 31, 2006, 11:43 AM
I've been looking at the SKS recently. Does anyone have any range data they can share ?


January 1, 2007, 07:17 AM
I had the ATI Monte Carlo stock that doubleg posted a link to on my Russian sks for a while, and it was REAL nice, light, and comfortable, and wit hthe extra-thick foam buttpad, it made it a few inches longer.Only reason I got rid of it was that the original wood for the gun was just MINT, so I decided to put it on to use the gun as my example of a nice, original sks for my collection.Was a nice stock though....

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