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Chinese Norinco SKS or YOGO SKS

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by TheDutchman, Sep 10, 2004.

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  1. TheDutchman

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    Which is the beter buy, looking at getting a trunk gun
     
  2. R.H. Lee

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    It would be "Yugo". Barring minor cosmetic differences, they are both identical. The Chinese prolly has a chrome bore and maybe a slightly shorter stock. The Yugo may have a grenade launcher, making it heavier. The Yugo has a blade bayo, the Chinese a spiked bayo. Get one with a fixed 10 rd mag, rather that detachable mags, which can be problematic.

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  3. Ohen Cepel

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    I have both. No real diff except for the grenade launcher, which you can remove.

    Think I would get the Yugo since the Norinco's seem to cost a bit more due to their importation being banned.
     
  4. Badger Arms

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    The Chinese gun has a chrome bore which the Yugo lacks. If you don't shoot corrosive ammo, it will only make a minor difference overall in cleaning time and the life of the barrel if you shoot it a great deal. Me, I'd go with the Yugo. Most Yugo's are better made than the Chinese gun.
     
  5. ducktapehero

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    Both are well built guns that should last you a long time. I prefer the Chinese but for a truck gun I'd go with the Yugo since it's usually cheaper.
     
  6. RavenVT100

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    I just ordered up a Yugo, which I should have in about a week. Yugoslavia's native chromium deposits are too scarce for them to have produced chromed bores, but it really doesn't matter with the noncorrosive stuff.

    That is, unless you're taking the Yugo into the jungle for two weeks without cleaning it. In which case you get the Chinese.
     
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    I'd say go with a yugo too.Great price

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    Yugo's are indeed great value ... tho my first was a bit of a dog .. somewhat the ''black barrel''. I do prefer my Norinco overall ... guess it is just in better overall shape. A Romanian I have is also pretty OK.

    So I'd vote Chinkee ... if funds permit.
     
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    I went thru this decision not too long ago. Yugo's are cheaper, and it doesn't hurt as much when it gets banged around. But that heavier barrel and the extra weight/length of the grenade launcher make it a lot less handy.

    If you can find a decent Norinco for less than $250 locally - spend the extra dollars and get the Norinco. I have both, and the minute I got the Norinco I parked the Yugos at the back of the safe.
     
  10. TheDutchman

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    Well i found a like new Norinco sks for $150, does not look like it has been fired
     
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    Check the gas system, if OK then get it. That's a good price.
     
  12. TheDutchman

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    correction $135 for sks good condition, aqny good after market item i can purchase
     
  13. captain obvious

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    yugos are A LOT heavier, and bigger
     
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    I have both, like the Norinco better............will be taking off the grenade launcher now..........
     
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    Here's one of each. Chinese on the left, Yugo on the right:
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    The three in the bull were @ 25yds., the rest at 50 yds. (Hey, I never said I was a rifleman). :p

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    Why choose? Get both.kOne for truck duty and one for fun. :D :D
     
  19. TheDutchman

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    I think i will the Norinco sks is to nice to stick in the trunk.
     
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    my yugo has flip up nite sights too,it came that way..dont recall a norinco having them.kinda like having a 3 dot sighting system for day and 3 dot for late evening to dark.good for gettin coyotes.justa thought.
     
  21. RavenVT100

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    I believe the Chinese SKS has a pinned barrel, whereas the Yugo's barrel is screwed in. The screwed in barrel is the more accurate of the two.
    If you got the 59/66A1, the tritium has most likely decayed by now. I'm guessing you re-applied something to the sights in order to make them glow?
     
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    I just picked up a Chinese last weekend. It has a pinned barrel, but that seems to be a later feature. From what I've read the transition from screwed to pinned took place in the early 70's. I also have two Yugo 59-66 which are both very well made. My night sights still glow ever so slightly in complete darkness. The Yugo's are all milled/machined whereas again some of the later Chinese use a number of stamped parts. How this translates, I don't yet know. Both seem to be well made. I read differing opinions. Some feel that the pinned barrel is more accurate, & most feel that there is no functional difference between the all machined versus the pinned/stamped versions.
     
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    Between the two, I'd go with a Chinese SKS. It'll be shorter than a Yugo (unless you remove the grenade launcher). Also, the chrome plating in the bore will protect it in a less than ideal environment, since you're specifically asking about this as a truck gun.

    I've owned a pinned barrel Norinco SKS since 1988. It's a very reliable, rugged weapon. With the right ammo and shooting from the bench, it's capable of keeping them all in the black at 100 yards. The limiting factors are the trigger pull and the sights.
     
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    I have both. I prefer the Yugo for accuracy but the SKS is lighter. The grenade launcher on the yugo is a litle trouble to remove, but it was worth it. It seems like the thing weighed about 5 lbs. because it was at the end. It improved the balance a great deal when removed.

    I have noticed that most of my problems with detachable mags lies in the front lip of the mag. Some are made sloppily and have necessitated moving the front lip bak to line up with the body for a good fit.
     
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    I have both. I prefer the Yugo for accuracy but the SKS is lighter. The grenade launcher on the yugo is a litle trouble to remove, but it was worth it. It seems like the thing weighed about 5 lbs. because it was at the end. It improved the balance a great deal when removed.

    I have noticed that most of my problems with detachable mags lies in the front lip of the mag. Some are made sloppily and have necessitated moving the front lip bak to line up with the body for a good fit.
     
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