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SKS stock question

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by joonia, Dec 21, 2006.

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  1. joonia

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    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:
     
  2. soul_rapier

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    ??

    what kind of stock came on it ? i like the old crappy looking 1's that come on them .
     
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  4. joonia

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    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.
     
  5. joonia

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    http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/bigpic.asp?img=23936.jpg

    Does anyone know about this?
     
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  7. joonia

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    Sorry, I don't know how to insert pictures.:cuss:
     
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    Hey junia... If you image is already being hosted post the direct link to the pic with [​IMG] directly behind. Like this [​IMG].
     
  10. joonia

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    Doubleg,
    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.
     
  11. joonia

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    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
     
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    [​IMG]heres the link for you pic and it seems to be a bad one.
     
  14. doubleg

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    "Great fit and good quality, but no groove for bayonet" Thats one of the reviews. Are you worried about keeping the bayonet.
     
  15. joonia

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    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
     
  16. joonia

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    Screw a bayonet. If you are that close to me I'll shoot you.:neener:
     
  17. joonia

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    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.
     
  18. doubleg

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    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.
     
  19. joonia

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    remember this name (TAPCO) check them out, i love'm
     
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    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.
     
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    A buddy of mine put a dragunov stock on his SKS a Tapco it was a total waste of money.
     
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    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.
     
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