my new sks

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    my new sks

    here is a pic of my new yugo sks 59/66 all cleaned up and ready to shoot.
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    Nice SKS, I guess. It's pretty hard to tell.

    If you switch to jpeg format, you can get a lot better resolution and still keep the size of the picture low. JMO.
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    How is the bore on your Yugo?

    I've seen some that or nice and shiny, some brown but with sharp rifling and some that look like a smoothboore musket.

    Overall I think the SKS is one great SHTF rifle
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    I love my Yugo. It goes to the range every single time I do, even when other 'more exciting' stuff got to stay at home. It has never jammed, broken, or even complained when I abuse it. I consider that rifle to be the best $150 I ever spent. For a semi-auto rifle, its not bad. For the cost - its unbeatable (as far as I know). I will have that rifle for a VERY long time and I've considered buying more.

    I've since installed a scope and a bipod. The scope is essentially worthless beyond 25 meters (an SKS will not keep a zero - just a warning) but I teach a lot of new shooters and they love using it to kill Coke cans.

    The day I brought mine home:
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    Quote Originally Posted by SixBravo View Post

    I've since installed a scope and a bipod. The scope is essentially worthless beyond 25 meters (an SKS will not keep a zero - just a warning)
    Why won't an SKS stay zeroed? Is it just particular brands? Not trying to argue, just an honest question. I have a Chinese SKS with a 4 power scope and my son hunts with it. Seems to stay true. I don't know alot about an SKS tho!!!
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    SKS's can keep a zero, with a correct mount, unfortunately, options are limited.

    People use replacement receiver covers and gas tube handguards with rails on them, but they aren't exactly stable.

    The only two ways that I am aware of getting a stable platform is if you tap and drill into the receiver to mount hardware, or to buy a rear sight adapter.






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    ellerblr:

    Yeah I forgot about those mounts. I stand corrected. I have one of those replacement receivers - I went with that because I wanted to be able to use my iron sights and couldn't find a system to fit those needs.

    Gunnutty: Well if he's had luck with it then bully to 'im! haha I was told that numerous times by some members here when I got mine. From what I understand, the reciever mounts dont stay zero'd because of the abuse the carrier puts on the housing when you fire. There is a small rubber buffer you can by that lowers the recoil but I can't comment on that because I don't have it.
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    Supposedly, the rear sight adapter can be used as an emergency rear sight if you take off the scope and rail, but I don't actually have one in person, so I can't comment about that aspect of it.

    I am curious if it can accurately be used as a backup rear sight, and if it's adjustable in any way.

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    I appreciate the info guys. The sks my son uses came with the scope mounted. I guess it would be the replacement receiver cover mount that was mentioned. I got the gun already set up for 75.00 dollars. I've been doing some research and evidently I can expect my scope to walk around a little if we shoot several rounds thru the gun. SixBravo my apologies, I haven't shot the gun enough to know. We sighted it in and my son killed a deer. 20 rounds total.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnutty View Post
    Why won't an SKS stay zeroed? Is it just particular brands? Not trying to argue, just an honest question. I have a Chinese SKS with a 4 power scope and my son hunts with it. Seems to stay true. I don't know alot about an SKS tho!!!
    I have had my Russian made SKS for 40 years, and it stays zeroed. Is it possible the the country of manufacture could have something to do with it?

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    Congrats on the Yugo! I'd work on the pic size, though - I couldnt see anything, hardly.

    I've had a 59/66 for a couple of years now, but I've SERIOUSLY bubba'd mine up. Dark Earth Tapco furniture all the way around, and a vest full of Tapco 20 rounders.

    These rifles are a joy to shoot.

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    Ooooo another SKS thread! I'll play!

    How about a Russian?


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    Okay, awesome picture. Now I'm painfully jealous. Happy now?! hahaha
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