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Just Bubba'd my SKS.

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Shade00, Jun 26, 2008.

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  1. Shade00

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    Well, the wifey said absolutely HELL NO to a real AK-47. Maybe a .22, but she's still a little iffy. So what'd I do? I found a Norinco SKS at a decent price (decent for around here, anyway) and bubba'd her up. Until I stumbled upon this one, the only ones I had seen were Yugos for $250 with the silly bayonet and grenade launcher, and one or two Norincos with sporter stocks for $400. I paid $150 for this puppy, and although it has one or two rough cosmtic spots, the bore shines like a mirror and it functions very well mechanically. Yes, it's not an AK, and I make no pretenses, but it's the closest I can get to an assault rifle. And at any rate, I'm sure it'll be fun to shoot.

    Share them bubba'd SKSes!

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  2. 1KPerDay

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    I'm sure you're going to tell her you can get 30-rd mags for the SKS and that it fires the same round and has pretty much the same gas system, right? :D
     
  3. nwilliams

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    Looks like you found a good solution to your dilemma, congrats!

    If you still want an AK platform then how does your wife feel about an unconverted Saiga? You can keep it generally innocent looking to please the wife, just tell her its not an AK its a sporting rifle;)
     
  4. Shade00

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    Of course 1KPerDay, full disclosure. ;)

    I can't wait to get this thing out shooting. It feels great with the Tapco stock.
     
  5. 1KPerDay

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    BTW the semi-auto versions aren't REAL AK-47s anyway... so you should be good to go with any number of Romanian/Bulgarian/etc. variants. :D
     
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    Correct!

    "Shade, I thought I told you NO AK-47's in this house!"

    "But honey, this is an AK-M"

    :neener::neener:
     
  7. Meowhead

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    Does this count? :) Bubba'd by the factory, with some fancy stock (fancy for a Chinese SKS anyway), bayonet sawed off, some stuff welded on to make it accept AK mags.
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  8. Cmdr. Gravez0r

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    You're going straight to purgatory...the SKS is a frickin battle rifle, not a stupid sport gun...repent lest ye be darned to heck.

    See sig.
     
  9. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Lemme see if I understand this: You have to ask your wife whether it's ok to buy a long-stroke gas piston rifle, but no permission is needed for a short-stroke gas piston rifle plus accessories? :scrutiny: In any event, looks good to me!
     
  10. Threeband

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    Hmmmmmmm.


    Sounds like someone needs some enlightening.

    Suggested next step: Buy an AR. ("Good guys")

    If she complains on financial terms, sell it and buy two or three AKs.

    I take it she's stopped buying shoes?
     
  11. PercyShelley

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    Nonsense! She is just a discerning individual who dislikes the rigidly-attached piston arrangement, and much prefers a design which can be loaded with stripper clips.

    A VZ-58, now that's the ticket!
     
  12. FreeinAZ

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    Be sure to let us know how the mag works! Looks good so far!
     
  13. Picard

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    SKS/AK same thing. Good job. Many people say that SKS's are actually more accurate than their cousin, the AK.

    Get your wife used to seeing that around and she won't notice when you bring an AK home one day after work. ;)
     
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    Like how ferrets smell better than a musk rats?
     
  15. Shade00

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    Cmdr. Gravez0r... no insult intended. :) I know they had their function, but I wanted a shorter barrel. So for my needs, they're silly. But if I wanted another, longer rifle to accompany my Mosin, I was prepared to accept the Yugo SKS. At least until I happened upon this one.

    PremiumSauces - all together the SKS and accessories cost significantly less than an AK variant. Spread the purchases out... and no permission needed. ;) However, the wife is only going to 'see' the rifle when it has the 5-round mag and red dot sight attached, so she'll continue to think it's a hunting rifle. :eek:

    FreeinAZ: they are the Tapco 20 round mags. They have a pretty good reputation for feed reliability. Most other mags are sketchy, but the Tapcos are supposed to be almost 100%. Honestly, I have yet to see a report of a problem with a Tapco 20 rounder.

    Threeband: She sees all assault rifles (AK, AR, etc.) the same. She just doesn't get the point. She's surprisingly ok with my growing collection of handguns, and she is about to get one to call her own. But I don't think I could pass off the cost or the AR. And unfortunately she's a very low-maintenance type... not much expense on the shoe end... (or is that fortunate?)
     
  16. Vaarok

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    Why didn't you just get a Vz-58?
     
  17. Neo-Luddite

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    Look--buy your Mrs. a nice 'sport-utility rifle' in 7.62 x 39 with a nifty stock just for her. A nice, light, pretty AK. Plastic mags, too. No Bayo, sans flash hider, no folding stock BUT maybe an 'adjustible length' one to make it a 'comfort-custom fit'.

    The thing you might hide, buy as a gift. Next to it, your SKS is bigger and clunkier, fires the same bullet, but hers could be more scaled to fit her. Assertive, but not agressive. Doesn't need to be pink (could be) but need not be 'black' either--maybe a nice 'tan' color. Mags, too.
     
  18. Shade00

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    Cost! This setup cost around $250. That was about my budget max, and will allow me to get another gun sooner... thinking maybe a WASR-22...
     
  19. justin 561

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    Looks like we got one dem' purr-ests on are hands! We know it's a battle rifle, If he wants to put a Crapco stock and a 20rd mag, more power to em! Yes, I'm also a purest.
     
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    I belive that is a SKS-D or M. It comes from the factory accepting AK mags. Look at the mag release for a regular Chicom SKS, then take agander at the SKS-M, It's different. SKS-D/M has a AK looking release on some, and the classic hinge on others. as the regular Chicom SKS is a little latch. There is a few other things that make the SKS-D/M different from the regular SKS, I'm almost positive the firing pin is also a little different.
     
  21. Shade00

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    Hey hey hey, cut me some slack you purists. I did this rifle a favor. The previous owner had not taken care of the furniture. I may pick up another SKS one day when I can find one with decent furniture and keep it stock. But this is my fun gun. So :p
     
  22. justin 561

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    We're just yankin' your chain, My brother owns a SKS also and put the 20rd mag and a Tapco Dark earth or something like that on it. Works just as well as my stock m59/66A1.
     
  23. sarduy

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    yugo sks

    this reminds me when i finish my sks, all i told she was..."look honey i just changed the look" and he give me this look " :scrutiny: " and smile :p with the following words..."well it looks nicier":what:

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  24. Shade00

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    Haha, that's great. I suppose I could try that on mine. :)
     
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    pics working know
     
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