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I Love My SKS

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Hazwaste, Aug 21, 2004.

  1. Hazwaste

    Hazwaste Member

    Dec 30, 2002
    Fort Bend County, Texas
    I had one of those days at the range. For some reason I could not miss with that blond beauty today, all the way to the 8" steel gong at 200 yards over open sights.

    I really do love my SKS. Others speak ill about her and her sisters. They say she's inaccurate, heavy, and too long.

    I say the Russians were stupid to ever stop making them.
  2. Marko Kloos

    Marko Kloos Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 20, 2002
    Enfield, NH
    The SKS is a great rifle. I have two, a Yugo and a Norinco. They are fun to shoot, cheap to feed, and totally reliable. Best of all, they are very affordable...I paid less for both the SKS rifles together than for my old CETME, and a quarter of the amount I had to shell out for one AR-15.

    The SKS is sturdy as a tank, easy to maintain, and well-engineered. For a 200-yard general purpose rifle, it is hard to beat...and shooting it won't break the bank or the shoulder.
  3. Okiecruffler

    Okiecruffler Senior Member

    Dec 27, 2002
    Del City, Okla
    I had a Chicom SKS, all decked out with evil black plastic. It was the only gun I've ever sold that the wife didn't want me to get rid of. Now with Yugos so cheap, I'm gonna have to replace it.
  4. Doug S

    Doug S Participating Member

    Sep 17, 2003
    Another Fan

    My Yugos have become my favorite shooters. I initially bought one in "good" condition at a gun show for $110 (The one on the left in the picture). The rifle looked pretty rough. After thoroughly cleaning the cosmo, I eventually took the rifle out to the range not expecting much. To my surprise, the rifle was completely reliable & accurate. I liked it so much I decided to do a quick refinish of the stock, & also look for one of the unissued ones. I was at a local shop a few months later when I saw a few of the "like new" (rifle on right in picture) condition Yugos on the shelf. They were way overpriced ($200), but I had a Winchester lever gun that I was very unhappy with & decided it would be worth it to me to make an even trade. After cleaning & putting a coat of satin poly on the bare stock I took it to the range & again couldn't be more satisfied. This one too was completely reliable, accurate, & best of all fun to shoot. Now I'd like to get a hold of a M 59 without the grenade launcher if they ever become available in numbers. I would (& do) highly recommend the Yugo to anyone shopping for a SKS.

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  5. Redlg155

    Redlg155 Senior Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    NW Florida
    I favor shooting my SKS over my AK anyday.

    I just can't "reach out and touch" someone with my AK like I can with the SKS. The SKS also feels like it was designed to be used by a normal sized man, unlike the dinky stock on the AK. I'm sorry, but I don't routinely shoot in a heavy overcoat, so the AK stock feels silly.

    Good Shooting
  6. rde

    rde Member

    Oct 20, 2003
    After a long run of trying everything under the sun....I am now getting back to the basics. A good ole' general purpose SKS, a Ruger P series, and a Makarov. Exactly where I started. Will keep everything else to have fun with from time to time...but these are my "default" firearms.
  7. ExcessForce

    ExcessForce New Member

    Aug 22, 2004
    :D ive just recently purchased a russian sks,love the lil weapon,ive beeen reading thngs on here and other sites,and ive got to ask...can anyone explain to me,in plan english what i have to do to become a great shooot with it,bear in mind ive got only one eye,other is glass,i want to set it up to be a sniper rifle,but the stocks ive seen in my opinon ,stink,havent fond one yet that jumped out and slapped me in the face...any help is much appreciated.
  8. Black Snowman

    Black Snowman Senior Member

    Sep 3, 2003
    Kansas City, KS
    I just purchased my 1st two C&R items, a Yugo SKS and a CZ-52. The SKS is a lot of fun. The CZ 52 is what made me look into getting my C&R but the SKS turned out to be a really fun gun.

    A lot of people don't like the extra lenght and weight created by the grenade launcher and the necessitated longer bayonette but I think it adds a lot of character to the appearance of the rifle. It just screams "politically incorrect" ;)

    I don't notice it so much but my friend with a Bushmaster Varmiter said "Wow. That trigger is amazing." "It's like dragging your finger through course sand."

    I'm mainly going to use it to shoot off-hand with the sling and practice my iron sight technique. So, it's basicly going to be a training rifle. If I ever have a need for a truck gun, it will be my 1st choice.
  9. R.H. Lee

    R.H. Lee Mentor

    Jan 26, 2004
    The California legislature recognized this problem, and required that the gl be removed and replaced with a big honkin' muzzlebrake. They're so thoughtful.
  10. CZ-100

    CZ-100 Active Member

    May 12, 2003
    Sourh FL/East TN

    But I LOVE MINE MORE!...

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