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2-tap
07-19-2012, 09:56
They never really appealed to me until i seen this. My question now is what would something like this cost to put together and is it even worth it or am i better off with a ar or ak.

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SigFTW
07-19-2012, 10:12
When it come to the SKS, there are so many options to Bubba-diz. I would not, that is just me. I like to look and feel of my SKS.

The gun will run you $300-$450 depending on new/used.
The the mod stock will cost $70 to $200 depending on what you want.
The scope rail mod $25 to $60.

Unless you have the SKS, then I would say, buy an AK.

countrygun
07-19-2012, 10:18
Turning an SKS into an AK is an answer to a question no one should have ever asked.

The SKS stands well on it's own. Most of the aftermarket "AK" type mags are not reliable, (I know, I tried). By the time you get it all done you've spent more than an AK would cost in the long run and the only benefit I can really see id the SKS safety is in a better location.

However, I would love to get my hands on one of the Chinese SKS (paratrooper) carbines that were built to use the AK mag.

Travclem
07-19-2012, 10:31
Just try to find an SKS-M and be done with it. I have one and it is better than standard SKS rifles by far IMO. 16" bbl, AK mags, and a man sized stock


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ReyFufuRulesAll
07-19-2012, 10:47
The SKS is not an AK. To try to turn it into one will do nothing but to make it worse.

There's a reason that the SKS is designed the way it is. If you want an AK, buy an AK.

Glockdude1
07-19-2012, 10:48
The SKS is not an AK. To try to turn it into one will do nothing but to make it worse.

There's a reason that the SKS is designed the way it is. If you want an AK, buy an AK.

:agree:

collim1
07-19-2012, 11:03
The SKS is one of my favorite rifles. I would keep it stock. The 10rd mag is not really a deal breaker for me.

ReyFufuRulesAll
07-19-2012, 11:07
The SKS is one of my favorite rifles. I would keep it stock. The 10rd mag is not really a deal breaker for me.

especially with
stripper clips.

arclight610
07-19-2012, 11:17
Ivan Chesnokov speaks about modding the SKS:

IVAN: "WHAT IN **** IS DONE TO THIS POOR RIFLE? STUPID HICK AMERICAN WITH TEN GALLON HAT AND GIANT PICKUP TRUCK LOOKS AT PERFECTLY FINE SIMONOV KARBIN AND SAYS "NO, RIFLE NEED MORE DUMB **** ON IT"?

WHAT IS REASON FOR PISTOL GRIP? IF YOU NEED TO FIRE FROM HIP IN EMERGENCY, NOW HAND IS TWISTED INTO PAINFUL ANGLE AND YOU MISS EVERY ENEMY! LOOK AT WRONG ANGLE OF BAYONET! LOOK AT CHEAP PLASTIC MAGAZINE THAT FEEDS CARTRIDGE LIKE CONSTANTLY JAMMING PEZ CANDY BOX! WHERE DID CLEANING STICK GO?

I HEAR OF 922 LAW IN AMERICA. ADDING PISTOL GRIP TO WEAPON MEANS YOU CHANGE OTHER PARTS. WHAT ELSE YOU ****? YOU PUT NEW BOLT EDIFICE? HOW ABOUT BAD FIT RECEIVER COVER FOR CHEAP SCOPE TO SHOW OFF AT HICK PARTY AND NEVER HIT LARGEST SIDE OF BARN?

SURE, IS ONLY YUGOSLAV COPY TYPE BUT IS STILL PROUD DESIGN OF SERGEI SIMONOV. THIS IS LIKE SENDING HIM BIRTHDAY CARD WITH SEVERED OFF THUMB OF DAUGHTER IN ENVELOPE. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY SERGEI! I PISS ON ALL YOU CREATE!" LARGE MOUND FORMS OVER SIMONOV'S GRAVE BY CONSTANT TUMBLING OF HIS ANGRY CORPSE. IS FAULT OF PEOPLE LIKE YOU.

RIFLE WAS FINE BEFORE YOU **** IT. NOW IS TRASH. MAYBE YOU CHECK IN GARAGE AND ORIGINAL BOLT EDIFICE AND WOOD ARE STILL THERE. MAYBE IS NOT TOO LATE TO KEEP RIFLE SOMETHING NOT SHAMEFUL TO TAKE TO FIRING RANGE. TAKE **** OF GOAT AWAY AND COULD STILL BE GOOD WEAPON."

2-tap
07-19-2012, 11:30
I havent even shot a stock sks. I was mostly curious on how much it would cost with all the extras. Maybe i will jusr get an ak lol

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cloudbuster
07-19-2012, 11:33
Ivan Chesnokov speaks about modding the SKS

/ENDTHREAD :yourock::thumbsup::rock::bowdown::iloveyou::goodpost:

My two SKSes, after much idiotic messing with bubba-mods, are now happily, reliably, stock.

Decguns
07-19-2012, 13:47
I'm a firm believer in leaving the SKS alone. If one must Bubba their SKS, the Tapco stuff works pretty well. The T6 stock is amazingly comfortable. Tapco's plastic 20rd mag actually works. The dust cover scope mounts that have screws to tighten it down to the receiver work OK. The mounts made with a Weaver rail welded to a standard dust cover require some work to fit tight. You're best option is having a side rail drilled & tapped to the receiver. All things said & done, you're much better off with an AK.

ranger1968
07-19-2012, 14:05
The SKS is a fine rifle;

For about the best SKS info out there all in one place, try here:

http://www.sksboards.com/smf/index.php

mac66
07-19-2012, 14:36
I went through all the SKS foo-foo back in the day and ultimately decided that the SKS is what it is because it is the way it is. All mine are now back in original condition.

When you think about it, it is really a pretty good idea for a rifle. It is simple, robust i.e., combat tough, reliable, accurate enough, uses a decent cartridge, fixed 10 round mag loadable by stripper clips, folding bayonet, carries it's own cleaning kit. Great all around, general purpose rifle or "Karabiner" as the case may be.

sglock45
07-19-2012, 14:56
I love mine and all I've done to it is add a bypod and a receiver scope mount. and its a tack driver out to 100 yards wich is the farthest my range goes ill get pics latter and post them

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arclight610
07-19-2012, 15:07
I havent even shot a stock sks. I was mostly curious on how much it would cost with all the extras. Maybe i will jusr get an ak lol

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Just keep the AK the way it is...

WHY YOU WANT RAIL FOR KALASHNIKOV? IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH AS PROCURED FROM IZHEVSK MECHANICAL WORKS? YOU THINK NEEDS IMPROVEMENT? THEN MAYBE YOU FIND JOB WITH ARMY OF RUSSIA! YOU HAVE DRINKS WITH MIKHAIL KALASHNIKOV, TRADE STORY OF MANY WEAPONS DESIGNED AND DETAILS OF SCHOOL FOR ENGINEERING!

OR MAYBE YOU NOT DO THIS. PROBABLY IS BECAUSE YOU NEVER DESIGN WEAPON IN WHOLE LIFE. YOU LOOK AT FINE RUSSIAN RIFLE, THINK IT NEED CRAZY **** STICK ON ALL SIDES OF WEAPON. YOU HAVE DISEASE OF AMERICAN CAPITALIST, CHANGE THING THAT IS FINE FOR NO REASON EXCEPT TO LOOK DIFFERENT FROM COMRADE. YOU PUT CHEAP FLASHLIGHT OF CHINESE SLAVE FACTORY ON ONE SIDE, YOU PUT BAD SCOPE OF AMERICAN MIDDLE WEST ON OTHER SIDE, YOU PUT FRONT PISTOL GRIP ON BOTTOM SO YOU ARE LIKE AMERICAN MOVIE GUY JOHN RAMBO.

RIFLE IS FINE. YOU **** IT, IT ONLY GET HEAVY AND YOU STILL NO HIT LARGEST SIDE OF BARN. GO TO FIRING RANGE, PRACTICE WITH MANY MAGAZINE OF CARTRIDGE. THEN YOU NOT NEED DUMB **** PUT ON SIDE OF RIFLE.

The_Gun_Guru
07-19-2012, 15:15
I havent even shot a stock sks. I was mostly curious on how much it would cost with all the extras. Maybe i will jusr get an ak lol

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Dude, just buy a WASR-10 AK......trust me!!!:wavey:


The ONLY reason I modded this Yugo SKS is because the gun was only $99 from J&G (had a cracked stock). I spent a total of $450 to make it look like this. Should I have just bought another WASR-10? OF COURSE!!!

But this was more fun:supergrin:

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa310/gunguru364/The%20SKS/a98e2b01.jpg

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa310/gunguru364/The%20SKS/5bd93b12.jpg

I do love my SKS'!!!

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa310/gunguru364/The%20SKS/IMG_1133-1-1-1.jpg


TGG

Bob Hafler
07-19-2012, 15:29
I agree with the others who say leave it alone. They are some terrific rifles. If your looking for an AK then buy an AK. Personally I'll take my 1969 Yugo SKS anyday. I could not be happier. There true military weapons made for the militarys needs, Not a remake civilian version of a military weapon using questionable parts. There the real deal and built like tanks. Two rifles I'll never get rid of is my 1955 M1 Garand and my 1969 SKS. When ever I take them to the range they have a habbit of drawling a crowd.

raven11
07-19-2012, 15:45
It's cheaper to just buy a AK

Travclem
07-19-2012, 22:26
Dude, just buy a WASR-10 AK......trust me!!!:wavey:


The ONLY reason I modded this Yugo SKS is because the gun was only $99 from J&G (had a cracked stock). I spent a total of $450 to make it look like this. Should I have just bought another WASR-10? OF COURSE!!!

But this was more fun:supergrin:

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa310/gunguru364/The%20SKS/a98e2b01.jpg

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa310/gunguru364/The%20SKS/5bd93b12.jpg

I do love my SKS'!!!

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa310/gunguru364/The%20SKS/IMG_1133-1-1-1.jpg


TGG

You spent too much. The Tapco stocks are around $70.




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ReyFufuRulesAll
07-19-2012, 23:16
You spent too much. The Tapco stocks are around $70.




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Plus the mag(s), scope mount, scope, a gunsmith to mount the scope mount, bipod, gas tube... Am I missing anything?

mixflip
07-20-2012, 00:31
I did the Tapco thing for a few month with my SKS and then came to my senses. The SKS is far better balanced and better handling a gun in stock form.

Its not a good at being a sniper rifle and its not good at being an assault rifle. Its good at being a truck gun that is effective out to maybe 200 yards (maybe more, maybe less) and when you run out of ammo it has a cool folding bayonet to use as a pig sticker!

I love mine. Its the 16" Paratrooper model aka the cowboy companion. I will never sell it and they are very hard to find now. Long gone are the $99 SKS's.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i182/mixflip/CIMG5655.jpg

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i182/mixflip/CIMG5636.jpg

Travclem
07-20-2012, 07:08
Plus the mag(s)... $12, scope mount... $40, scope... $100(depending on what it is), a gunsmith to mount the scope mount... not needed, bipod $25, gas tube...$50 Am I missing anything?
I just don't see it, but I've been wrong once before.:wavey:

Travclem
07-20-2012, 07:09
Here's my pair of 'rincos.

20" bubba that had a broke stock so i went full retard
16" SKS-M AK mags.
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm252/travclem/fe47e157.jpg

The_Gun_Guru
07-20-2012, 08:41
You spent too much. The Tapco stocks are around $70.

Not when I bought mine, about five years ago.


Plus the mag(s), scope mount, scope, a gunsmith to mount the scope mount, bipod, gas tube... Am I missing anything?

So NOT true!:rofl:


Like I said, I did the whole thing for $450.....and the gun was about $120 of that ($100 + $20 S&H).

The gas tube has been a real challenge, it needs more filing to make it fit, I just haven't spent much time on it lately....too many other toys to play with :supergrin:

TGG

Glockdude1
07-20-2012, 08:47
Plus the mag(s), scope mount, scope, a gunsmith to mount the scope mount, bipod, gas tube... Am I missing anything?

http://i12.tinypic.com/66viz37.jpg

Gunsmith not needed to mount a scope on a SKS.

:cool:

ReyFufuRulesAll
07-20-2012, 10:01
http://i12.tinypic.com/66viz37.jpg

Gunsmith not needed to mount a scope on a SKS.

:cool:

Ah, I was mistaken. I thought the scope mount was the type that was drilled/tapped into the gun itsself.

My elderly eyes fool me at times. :tongueout:

Glockdude1
07-20-2012, 10:19
Ah, I was mistaken. I thought the scope mount was the type that was drilled/tapped into the gun itsself.

My elderly eyes fool me at times. :tongueout:

:fred:

RWBlue
07-20-2012, 11:23
They never really appealed to me until i seen this. My question now is what would something like this cost to put together and is it even worth it or am i better off with a ar or ak.

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IMHO, If you are going to go detachable mag, don't go with an SKS. It issue is some run and some don't when you start with detachable mags.

Don't get me wrong, I love the SKS as it comes out of the factory. I wouldn't feel under gunned with just my SKS in a SHTF, but I think many people are trying to make the SKS into something it was never designed for and most of the time it doesn't work out well.

ranger1968
07-20-2012, 11:24
The problem with the receiver cover mounts is that they often lose zero and are hit and miss quality-wise; to do it right, you really need to drill and tap the receiver for a good mount like a Choate;

Nice improvement using Tech Sights, Glockdude; they are a HUGE improvement over the orginal irons...

OP, for comprehensive technical info on the SKS, go here : http://www.sksboards.com/smf/index.php

It's the best, and most complete, SKS site on the 'Net.

Travclem
07-20-2012, 14:16
Not when I bought mine, about five years ago.




So NOT true!:rofl:


Like I said, I did the whole thing for $450.....and the gun was about $120 of that ($100 + $20 S&H).

The gas tube has been a real challenge, it needs more filing to make it fit, I just haven't spent much time on it lately....too many other toys to play with :supergrin:

TGG
Ok, that make more sense. I thought you meant the gun +$450.

mac66
07-20-2012, 14:16
[quote=mixflip;19215387]I did the Tapco thing for a few month with my SKS and then came to my senses. The SKS is far better balanced and better handling a gun in stock form.

Its not a good at being a sniper rifle and its not good at being an assault rifle. Its good at being a truck gun that is effective out to maybe 200 yards (maybe more, maybe less) and when you run out of ammo it has a cool folding bayonet to use as a pig sticker!

I love mine. Its the 16" Paratrooper model aka the cowboy companion. I will never sell it and they are very hard to find now. Long gone are the $99 SKS's.
/quote]

I have one of those, among others. The "paratrooper" is possibly the handiest truck gun/grab and go/ranch gun there is. There is an Albanian, Yugo, Russian and a couple Norincos in that photo. Other rifle is a Mini 30

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v489/mac66/DSCF0097.jpg

Veedubklown
07-20-2012, 14:23
The SKS is not an AK. To try to turn it into one will do nothing but to make it worse.

There's a reason that the SKS is designed the way it is. If you want an AK, buy an AK.

I can agree, and disagree with this simultaneously. The big diffence between the AK and the SKS, is the construction. The AK is (mostly) a stamped reciever of sheet metal with loose tolerances. The SKS is (again, mostly) a milled reciever and slightly tighter. I've seen AK's be accurate, but I've never seen an SKS that wouldn't shoot straight.

I bought my SKS for something like $240, and have around a total of $400 into it, including purchace price.
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/246819_10150629739930374_4678067_n.jpg

It depends on what you're looking to do with it. Plinking, fun, stockpile SHTF? Either one is good. 3 gun rifle? It's a toss up, you can be good with either, but it's faster to reload an AK, and their handier, but you can get DAMN GOOD with stripper clips, and I reload my SKS pretty quick. Also, the bolt locks back. I got $20 that says your the only guy at the match with an SKS though.

I rather like the AK, and still want to shorten the barrel of this SKS, to finish it off, but I haven't built a facsimile of an AK, I've made a modified SKS. That's the difference.

The_Gun_Guru
07-20-2012, 14:39
Here's one that I bought in an estate sale for $200:

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa310/gunguru364/The%20SKS/346005616_photobucket_82263_-1.jpg

NO IMPORT MARKS!:wow:

I am told that it came from Korea, possibly a Korean War bring-back.

TOO COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:wow:


TGG

4TS&W
07-20-2012, 15:00
I bought mine "full retard".. It was the first gun I ever bought, and I have never had a problem with it. I like it, it's a Russian, and I could more than double my money on it today if I wanted to, but I never would, just because it works, and it was my first..


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mixflip
07-20-2012, 15:45
Dude you never go full retard!
Tropic Thunder - Full Retard - in Typography - YouTube

Here's my pair of 'rincos.

20" bubba that had a broke stock so i went full retard
16" SKS-M AK mags.
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm252/travclem/fe47e157.jpg

The_Gun_Guru
07-20-2012, 18:22
I bought mine "full retard".. It was the first gun I ever bought, and I have never had a problem with it. I like it, it's a Russian, and I could more than double my money on it today if I wanted to, but I never would, just because it works, and it was my first..


Sent via telepathy

Ummmm, only if you have the original stock and ALL the original parts.:wavey:

If you don't, I could see $250.....MAYBE $275 if you're lucky.

My Russian, however, is worth between $500 and $600!


WHY?:dunno:

Because I also have the ORIGINAL BOX!!!!
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa310/gunguru364/The%20SKS/346005616_photobucket_84428_.jpg


TGG

unit1069
07-21-2012, 00:54
I bought mine "full retard".. It was the first gun I ever bought, and I have never had a problem with it. I like it, it's a Russian, and I could more than double my money on it today if I wanted to, but I never would, just because it works, and it was my first..

I hear you, dude.

I bought a 1953 Russian Tula SKS for $159 and can't imagine ever parting with it. It shoots like a dream and is the only rifle I own. I've got everything that came with it except for the cheap cardboard box.

I bought it as an investment on the advice of a friend who was a member of the Army Rifle Team. Good advice, as it turns out.

I've got a buddy who owns a Norinco SKS with the bayonet removed and I do like the way that shoots compared to mine, but since I don't know how to remove the bayonet I just roll with the punches.

sglock45
07-21-2012, 10:20
this is mine simple but modernhttp://img.tapatalk.com/321dccba-d6f3-49f1.jpg

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FireForged
07-21-2012, 10:31
Ok, I will admit that once upon a time, I had a bipod mounted to the bayolug and a dust cover/scope mount. I have no idea what I was thinking.

arclight610
07-21-2012, 11:03
Ok, I will admit that once upon a time, I had a bipod mounted to the bayolug and a dust cover/scope mount. I have no idea what I was thinking.

That's because you have disease of American Capitalist, change thing that is fine for no reason except to look different from comrade.