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SKS bullpup stock from Rifletech.com?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by MatthewVanitas, Sep 29, 2005.

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  1. MatthewVanitas

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    Has anyone handled one of these in person, or heard any first-hand opinions on these?

    Almost every bullpup conversion kit I've heard of has bad reviews (AKU-94, Muzzlelite), with the possible exception of those lovely and spendy 10/22 kits by Ironwood Designs.

    There's a pretty cool page of prototype SKS stocks at http://www.simonov.net/bullpup.htm , but no production pieces listed.

    This stock at http://www.rifletech.com/bullpup.htm seems to be the only mass-produced SKS bullpup stock in current production. No price listed on the page though. I'll call them and ask the price, just for kicks.

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    Anyone seen one, met anyone who has seen one, go to the same barbershop as a guy whose cousin's baby's-momma saw one on TV once?

    I'm curious about this stock, but very wary, so any advice is much appreciated. -MV
     
  2. MrTuffPaws

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    I have not heard or seen a review of the stock, but rifletech's removable mags seem to have good reviews.
     
  3. clange

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    Interesting. Needs a forward grip for the left hand though.
     
  4. nbkky71

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    Changing a magazine looks like it would be awkward
     
  5. Moriarty

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    Ehhhh...

    I looked into these some time ago. They're a bit of a kludge, mostly for show and not serious use. Most bullpup designs aren't friendly to southpaws, either. I elected to keep things OEM.

    If you decide to go forward with one, be very careful about 922(r) compliance. Remember that just installing a bipod on your SKS can make it "nonsporting."
     
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    It looks like it would work best with an SKS-D rifle, that might make an interesting gun.
     
  7. Rexrider

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    Looks like a really good way to screw up a perfectly good SKS, IMHO
     
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    I'll second that. It appears to me the only thing you'd gain out of this is a boost in your "coolness" I guess. Unless you're really inspired to have a compact 7.62x39 HD gun.
     
  9. AJAX22

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    Ultimate Mall Ninja gun, and wicked expensive too.

    that being said, take a look at the extended mag release thats part of the trigger housing, it looks alot easier than stock. wouldn't be a bad accessory by itself.
     
  10. model 649

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    Weird looking. How does it fire, with linkage from the trigger? Almost looks uncomfortable to use as well as , well, idiotic with all that junk hanging from it. Kind of like a Rube Goldberg solution to a non-existant problem.
    Josh
     
  11. Foxtrot427

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    B.P. SPORTS' looked good. Shame it never came through.
     
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    Bullpups are great for people who are already stone-deaf in their right ear. :)
     
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    Expensive.:what:
     
  14. grimjaw

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    A friend of mine had an SKS that would eject shells straight up very forcibly. I see that the conversion has a shell deflector, but the added noise right next to your ear would be annoying.

    Pick another rifle to hack up. SKS is not a good candidate.

    jmm
     
  15. mokin

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    Rifletech stock

    I found the bullpup conversion rather nice. The match trigger group seems to increase accuracy, the red dot sight is accurate and possibly a little quicker in tactical shooting than the iron sights and the weight doesn't seem that much greater. I did not notice any difference with the muzzle brake. I did notice that when I fed carefully handloaded ammunition to the bullpup it spit the cases out into a much neater pile than it did the old Norinco or Wolf ammo. The bipod, which is included with the conversion kit is well built but not stable enough to be considered a good solid bench rest and not really practical in a 3 gun match. I consider the Rifletech magazine system the weak link but then again I experienced plenty of bad magazines with my M-16 in the Marines. Changing magazines is a whole new experience and I found that using the duckbill style mags was easier to do quickly than the Rifletech system. It is a little more difficult than reloading an M-16 but in a tactical situation requires little more "rearranging" than reloading an SKS through the top of the action. Converting an SKS to a bullpup with this kit will do no permenant harm to the rifle and may improve its' performance a little. If you are a bullpup fan and/or have more money than sense it's a good toy that will provide lots of fun.
     
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    way too expensive, costs more than the rifle itself:rolleyes:
     
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    Won't need one if you got an oven mitt. :neener:
     
  18. Jackal

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    That stock looks eerily like a hacked up ATI Dragunov stock. Compare them both and see what I mean.
     
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    For that price, I'd be looking into getting an AK. Or a basic AR build.
     
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    mokin, welcome. Do you have pictures of your SKS bullpup setup, hopefully static and dynamic?
    The one in the first post looks far to complicated, and I agree the SKS is not a typical first choice for such a setup. If there is a conversion both easy to use and worth it, that would be nice.
     
  21. Technosavant

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    $475 for a kit for a <$200 SKS? And then the necessary 922r parts?

    Interesting idea, but you're going past $800 for a SKS. I mean, they're decent rifles, but they're NOT $800 rifles, even dressed up.
     
  22. silverlance

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    i bought that t6 stock

    and now... anyone want to buy it?

    drop-in stock replacement my butt!

    more like requires a lot of tugging and pushing, and a dremel to wear down the magazine slot, wear down the handguard nubes, and a hacksaw to remove all the grenade launcher / bayonet / gl sight stuff so that you dont have all the weight of the rifle hanging off your supproting arm.

    i had originally been so excited when i got the package. but, after struggling with it for three hours, i put it back into its yugo stock. i was suddenly struck by how wonderful the stock stock is... everything fits perfectly, and the wood feels so comforting and soft to me...

    i was going to sell my yugo sks, but now I think I'll keep it. too bad the numbers match on everything but the bolt.
     
  23. mokin

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    More about the Rifletech stock

    From reading this thread it appeared to me that a lot of you have seen the Rifletech website and had some questions about the bullpup conversion and performance of a converted rifle. From reading the responses it seems most of you question the price. I'll admit that I questioned my judgement there but what's done is done. Besides, have any of you contemplated what you can spend on a 10/22? If you want a rifle that is fast and easy to shoot you can find an AR-15 for a similar price. If you want to play like I do this is fun. As for a handguard for the left hand I get a very stable position by cupping my right hand with my left and keeping the stock firmly in my shoulder. This isn't a conventional rifle and doesn't need to be handled like one. It's more like a very big handgun. If you are interested in having a bullpup look up Muzzlelite conversion kits. They are much less expensive but also much less reliable. Sorry, no pictures....
     
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    More about the Rifletech stock

    From reading this thread it appeared to me that a lot of you have seen the Rifletech website and had some questions about the bullpup conversion and performance of a converted rifle. From reading the responses it seems most of you question the price. I'll admit that I questioned my judgement there but what's done is done. Besides, have any of you contemplated what you can spend on a 10/22? If you want a rifle that is fast and easy to shoot you can find an AR-15 for a similar price. If you want to play like I do this is fun. As for a handguard for the left hand I get a very stable position by cupping my right hand with my left and keeping the stock firmly in my shoulder. This isn't a conventional rifle and doesn't need to be handled like one. It's more like a very big handgun. If you are interested in having a bullpup look up Muzzlelite conversion kits. They are much less expensive but also much less reliable. Sorry, no pictures....
     
  25. MatthewVanitas

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    Wow, this one lay dormant for a while.

    FWIW, I'm currently planning to get a Dixie Consolidated bullpup stock for the 10/22, if they ever get through their backlog.

    I'll admit, an SKS might not be the best platform for a bullpup. Both Dixie and Iron Wood have good-rep stuff out for the 10/22, perhaps one of those shops can work up an AK variant down the road.

    Considering that all the new bullpups coming out are $1,400+, I'd imagine that a $350 AK bullpup stock would be a good alternative, even though it would cost as much as a basic WASR does alone.

    -MV
     
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