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I wanted to hear any feedback on the Yugo SKS'es , I know they are pretty reliable , I had A norinco SKS 15 years ago.
How the accuracy at 100 yards ? 1, 2, 4, MOA? Can you hit a 18 inch target @ 200 yards??

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I wanted to hear any feedback on the Yugo SKS'es , I know they are pretty reliable , I had A norinco SKS 15 years ago.
How the accuracy at 100 yards ? 1, 2, 4, MOA? Can you hit a 18 inch target @ 200 yards??

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SKS rifles tend to be of pretty similar quality, I own a 1955R Russian myself and I would say that if the shooter is decent it could hit an 18 inch target at 200 yards, I did a little shooting at what I estimated to be about 100 yards at a paper plate and was able to hit that pretty good once I figured out which way my rifle was drifting.
 

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I don't lke those grenade launchers on it.....Anyone ever experimented in removing them ??
 

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I briefly owned just one Yugo. It was unreliable. My chinese and Russian SKS have proven much more reliable. Based on just one Yugo, one Ruissian, and a half dozen chinese SKS - I'll take the Chinese and Russian and leave the Yugo every time.
 

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I will only buy Russian or Yugo manufacture SKS. The chinese stamped receivers don't really appeal to me. The fit and finish of the Chinese is not even close to that of the Russian or the Yugo. Sure... the Yugo won't have a chrome lined bore, BUT the build and finish is VERY close to that of the Russian built SKS and the Yugo will drop into a Russian stock with no modification is that's any indication as to just how closely they are manufactured. (Chrome lined bores have pro's and con's as well) VERY VERY early chicom SKS's were good and used milled receivers/bolts ... anything after those first few years and they are NOT desirable. (from a collector stand point) They tend to be problematic guns. The chinese versions were BANNED from importation because of poor quality, 3-5 shot bursts weren't uncommon due to slam firing and quite a few injuries and other consumer complaints were recorded. Please note ... NOT ALL NORINCO'S are bad. Many have proven to be very reliable and go BANG everytime. I owned one Norinco that was very reliable and very accurate. Basically, you won't have problems with the Yugo SKS and the receiver is much better quality as is the bolt and trigger. The furniture is better on the Yugo's in most cases as well. Unissued Yugo's are very common and many coming in now were manufactured in the late 80's and stored away since. Hitting an 18" target at 200yds is no problem once you learn the gun and adjust the front sight as they are almost always off from the get go. Good luck with whatever you purchase. I love the SKS!! Great gun and lots of fun and cheap to shoot.

One more thing ... if you buy one, which I wouldn't hesitate to do, ... MAKE SURE ALL COSMOLINE IS OUT OF THE GUN!! That's the number one reason for problems in any mil surp guns. :)
 

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I don't lke those grenade launchers on it.....Anyone ever experimented in removing them ??
I have a nice Yugo that I am in the process of cleaning the ton of cosmo off. I thought about removing the grenade launcher and while doing research, it appears there may be issues with this "conversion" as it may take it out of C&R status. Can anyone weigh in on this?
 

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I have a nice Yugo that I am in the process of cleaning the ton of cosmo off. I thought about removing the grenade launcher and while doing research, it appears there may be issues with this "conversion" as it may take it out of C&R status. Can anyone weigh in on this?
I know that if you start adding new parts that it will mess with the C&R status and also require a full 922(R) conversion to stay federally legal, however I don't think removing some of the items will hurt, for example my SKS is missing the bayonet, cleaning kit and cleaning rod however it is still a C&R being from 1955

Chicken Shoot is more knowledgeable then I am with this stuff, so listen to him.
 

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I have a nice Yugo that I am in the process of cleaning the ton of cosmo off. I thought about removing the grenade launcher and while doing research, it appears there may be issues with this "conversion" as it may take it out of C&R status. Can anyone weigh in on this?
It WILL remove it from C&R status. You have then altered the weapon from it's original configuration.
 

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It WILL remove it from C&R status. You have then altered the weapon from it's original configuration.
So being mine is missing the bayonet and the cleaning kit parts is it no longer C&R? And do I need to make mine 922(R) compliant?
 

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So being mine is missing the bayonet and the cleaning kit parts is it no longer C&R? And do I need to make mine 922(R) compliant?
No ... it was very common to see them imported without the cleaning rod, bayonet and tool kit located in the buttstock. That won't remove it from the list. Removing a feature such as the grenade launcher WILL remove it from C&R status because you removed a "feature" of the gun that also makes it a curiosity (the real reason they are on the list to begin with considering the Yugo's being imported now are late 80's manufacture) ... you still won't have to worry about 922r compliance. The gun is missing a pistol grip AND detachable magazine so it's not considered an "assault" weapon to begin with which is why the muzzle device is allowed on it. Not to mention ... it's preban. :) (it would REALLY drop the value as well if that launcher was removed.)
 

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Ah ok, good information.

I personally wouldn't take off the launcher either, not much weight is going to be saved and I like the look of them with one on there, I want a Yugo myself even though I have a Russian.
 

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I will only buy Russian or Yugo manufacture SKS. The chinese stamped receivers don't really appeal to me. The fit and finish of the Chinese is not even close to that of the Russian or the Yugo.
It wasn't just very early Chinese SKSs that were milled , the vast majority of Chinese SKS production was milled. The stamped receiver Chinese SKSs are very rare. Early Chinese SKSs are often made from Russian parts and later ones are quite often rebuilt Russian rifles. 90% of the 16" barreled Chinese SKSs I have seen were actually Russian SKSs. Chinese SKS will sometimes come with stamped and welded trigger groups and people have been known to mistake those for stamped receivers.





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Truely stamped receiver SKSs are rather rare: http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?115756-My-Chinese-Stamped-Receiver-sks http://www.sksboards.com/smf/index.php?PHPSESSID=fd842fe1e54329f6dfbac3090ec1cdd4&topic=50527.0

Clinton banned the importation of Norinco "non-sporting" arms using an executive order it had nothing to do with any safety issues. All SKSs and most AKs have floating firing pins and can fire multiple times due to inertia if used with ammo that does not have mil spec primers. Indeed Chinese AKs were some of the few that had spring loaded firing pins to prevent this issue.

The stock on the Yugoslav SKS is far beefier and the hand grip area is actually nearly identical to the shape size and girth of their Mausers. All in all it makes the rifle feel heavier and beefy. It doesn't have the lithe feel of the others yet I still prefer the Yugos. They just feel more substantial. They are all milled, well made, but often well used. Yugo SKS' are my favorites but the others are as effective and lighter.
 
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