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Which is heavier, the SKS or the AK?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by fistful, Oct 15, 2004.

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  1. fistful

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    Which is heavier, the SKS or the AK?
     
  2. AK47TIM

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    Just a guess but i think the sks is heavier .
     
  3. Doug S

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    Sorry I don't have exact numbers, but I think the SKS goes about 8lbs. Heavier than the average stamped AK I believe.
     
  4. Carlos

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    Yup, SKS is a bit heavier
     
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    I'd say the SKS as well. And it makes a difference with the felt recoil. My friend has a WASR10 and his has a healthy kick but I'd compare my Yugo SKS to the AR-15 on felt recoil. It's a great little shooter. Get ya one!
     
  6. fistful

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    Got one. Anybody want to trade an SKS with a wood stock for a Norinco with a bayonet and a heavy, Advanced Technology sporter stock?
     
  7. benEzra

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    SKS is definitely heavier than a SAR-1 (stamped-receiver AK lookalike). The weight is also further forward, which makes the SKS rest a little heavier on your supporting arm than the SAR-1 does.
     
  8. RavenVT100

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    The SKS is unquestionably heavier. Especially the Yugo.
     
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    About the same...

    Depending on the manufacturer, both range from 8.0-9.5 pounds. The Chinese SKS is 8 lbs 8 oz and the Chinese AK-47 is 8 lbs 6 oz. The Russian AK-47 is a whopping 9 lbs 8 oz. while the Russian SKS is 8 lbs 8 oz.
     
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    I'd say that fully loaded, they feel about the same. ie 30rd AK, 10rd SKS
     
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