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Yugo SKS questions

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Luckyorwhat, Sep 19, 2004.

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  1. Luckyorwhat

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    Anyone here have opinions on the Yugo SKS rifles? I've seen a lot of other opinions, but just wondering about more.

    Does the bayonette rattle or bother in any way?
    How is the intermediate round for accuracy, how is the rifle for accuracy?
    Does it break often?
    How expensive are grenades for the 20mm launcher? Are they fun and easy? Does the launcher detach?
    Are the plastic stocks worthwhile? How much weight is saved, and which style is better - Monte-carlo/sportster, -Dragunov, or -folding.

    And I see a few Garands, but they are always sold already, are they that rare and expensive?

    Merci.
     
  2. joab

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    Not at all It's pretty solid you wouldn't even notice it was there if you couldn't see it. Mine is a blade type I don't know if they come with the spikes or not.
    I have only shot mine offhand at 50 yards , but it is as accurate as any ot of my .22s except one at that distance
    Haven't shot it enough to answer that
    I've seen them (inert) at shows for $40 I think. I've heard that tennis balls and soda cans can be used somehow
    The gun is one of the funnest I have ever shot abd stupid easy, their designed to be used by illiterate soldiers
    Yes but I don't know the particulars
    They range from about $60 to $90 for the cheaper ones, you decide depends on what you want. I'm planning on putting the Dragunov style on mine. The side folder I have used , on a friends SKS, SUCKED remember the old rubber pencil trick. Thats the effect you got when you shot the thing the gun would bend at the fold just enogh to make a second shot impossible
     
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  4. Luckyorwhat

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    Thanks! That's what I figured about the folding one - would be nice if someone made a telescoping version then. Definately hooking up an SKS this fall then, thanks man.
     
  5. Luckyorwhat

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    Whoa definately against the Drag stock now, when I see you have to take a hacksaw to it, and it doesn't really look all that comfortable anyways. Maybe I'll just stick with what it comes with, especially since I don't see the bayonette on any aftermarket modified stocks.
     
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    I'ts solid as a rock. No rattle, no bother. (The cleaning rod, OTOH does rattle a little.)

    Decent on both counts. The Yugo is reputed to be better than most SKS's on accuracy. It is the least accurate of my rifles, but not by much, and I generally buy accurate rifles. If you buy cheap ammo (i.e. Wolf or Milsurp) expect mediocre results.

    This thing is built like a tank! I can't imagine how you would break it if you tried.... ;)

    Ceap. ($40 is too high, you can find them for $20 or less.) Extremely fun and very easy. Not easily.

    Don't waste your time or money. The original stock is very serviceable and can be refinished to look quite nice. I believe that changing it out would shift the balance of the rifle and make it unweildy, but haven't tried it so don't know for sure.

    If you just feel compelled to convert this to an Evil Black Rifle, do what I did.... Get an old beat-up wood stock, strip and sand it, fill in any dings etc. with fiberglass resin, and then paint it with black bed-liner paint. Gives you the EBR look and feel with the original fit and balance of the wood stock. Here is a photo of my finished product.

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    Where would you got to find them.
    The ones I saw at a show looked homemade out of PVC. I may be wrong about the price but I'm pretty sure they were $40
     
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    I found a rifle grenade (practice) on falfiles.com, got it for 34 shipped, apparently a Yugoslav one too. Here's some pics of it on the rifle, I haven't gotten any blanks to shoot it with yet.

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    I've also seen some NATO ones, with the pineapple grenade at the end, at a gun show for around 25-30 bucks.
     
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    Your's is the one I saw at the show. The price sem s about the same. I didn't stop to examine because they were simply an "Oh that's neat" item at the time


    No4Mk1
    Have you shot your's yet looks like a fun day at mom's ranch.



    Both of you how difficult would they be to retrieve? What's their range?
    They're reusable right?

    It looks like me and Lucky could just stand on our porches and launch them cross country to each other.
     
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    The fins are the only plastic part on mine, otherwise it looks pretty durable to me. Then again I don't know how forcefully it is launched. I'm trying to think up some big net to catch it heh. I have no idea how to use the sights for it either.
     
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    I'm confused about the grenades. Are these inert grenades you're talking about? Don't you need a Class III permit to get grenades?

    I know CA restricts the Yugo cause of that launcher thingie. Which I think is a really thinly-vieled attempt at harassing collectors, but whatever.
     
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    The nad'es they are talking about are inert training rounds. I'm fairly certain that you need a class III to own the real deal, and that there is the same transfer tax applied to each and every one you get and the boys at the ATF will assign you a serial number for each one you have etc...
     
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    Yeah it's definately inert heh. I got it to compliment the Yugo, cause it's cool. I like to let my friends and family think it is live for a few seconds before I tell them the truth. Funny reactions. Hell it's a funny reaction when you describe the Yugo and mention the grenade launcher.
     
  15. Luckyorwhat

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    I hope I'm not reading this way out of context, but here is what the course for a liscence said:

    -Prohibited ammunition:
    a)AP bullets
    c)Flechettes from shotgun shells (or pistol shells)
    d)explosive projectiles under 15mm
    e)projectiles that ignite under 15mm

    And thanks again all for responding to yet another sks thread.
     
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