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Yugo SKS question

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by seeker_two, Sep 17, 2004.

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  1. seeker_two

    seeker_two Member

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    At a gun show the other day, I overheard someone talking about his new Yugo SKS. He was impressed with its workmanship & reliability.

    One thing he mentioned caught my attention. He said that, when he closed the gas cutoff on the grenade launcher, his group sizes shrunk to about half their normal size while maintaining the same point of aim. His thought was that the lack of bolt movement was the biggest factor in improving accuracy.

    Has anyone else experienced this?

    Thanks in advance... :D
     
  2. mhdishere

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    Wouldn't doing that turn the SKS into a manual repeater? Meaning the action wouldn't cycle anymore, you'd have to cycle the bolt manually.
     
  3. No4Mk1

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    That's right, mhdshere.

    I haven't shot a significnat number of rounds this way to make comparison, but I may give it a try.
     
  4. seeker_two

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    mhdishere: It would do that. However, there could be some advantages...

    Imagine going from a 4" grouper that can lay down lead quickly to a 1.5-2" "Designated Marksman/Sharpshooter" rifle w/ the flip of a switch.... :cool:

    No4Mk1: Let me know how it turns out. It may determine my next rifle purchase... :D
     
  5. Bridger

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    I was thinking something similar earlier today. I'll have to try it! Would there be a velocity boost too?
     
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    Hmm... interesting. Just one more reason to find some time to get the two Yugos I have out of cosmoline.
     
  7. joab

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    I have a Yugo that I just don't like. the barrel is just too long and ungainly.
    I was going to put one of those fake dragunov type stocks and make it a sniper/prairiedog rifle, even though we have no prarie dogs here . But the lack of accuracy made this a cost prohibitive exercise.
    If I can improve accuracy by simply turn it into a straight pull bolt action type of gun it may well be worth the couple of hundred dollars to make it something I would like
     
  8. Riphalman

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    Sure.........

    You could use your Yugo as a manually operated repeater, but what's the point? The bullet has already departed the weapon before the bolt unlocks. I've tested my own rifle in this way and found no appreciable difference in accuracy. All in all, the Yugo SKS is very accurate compared with other rifles in it's class.
     
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    I tried it on both my "shooter grade" Yugos and it didn't make much difference at all. I probably should try it on my pristine "unissued" Yugo though since it's inherently a bit more accurate than the others.
     
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