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Thread: Anyone done an SKS build? Here's mine.

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    Anyone done an SKS build? Here's mine.

    Hey guys,
    A while ago I wanted a bit of a "tactical" semi auto and couldn't afford an AR. So I spent a few hundred on an SKS and did it up a little. Chaote stock (& scope rail), had it threaded for a suppressor (an MAE 30 cal can). The red dot was pretty quickly swapped out for a short 2-10x scope because my eyesight is terrible.





    I stripped it back to be a standard sks a couple years ago, but now I'm in the same position again so am thinking of re-doing it for goats.

    My question is, has anyone over here done a magazine conversion to a standard SKS to take the tapco 5 shotters? If so what was involved?

    I'm looking at Natchezss thinking I can just about get everything I need for the build for a tiny fraction of what it'd cost me here, and last time I asked the arms officer said it's ok to import a mag if it's legal capacity (I still might go and ask for an import permit just in case).

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    Thats one of the better looking SKS's I have seen, nice work.
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    Hi RimfireNZ

    Looks similar to one I did about 6 years ago, same as yours but different scope and I cut my barrel down a bit before suppressing it. Great rifle full stop - but then factor in what they cost and they must be the best ''bang for buck'' shooters out there!



    The duck-bill mags are shit, don't bother. You are far better off using stripper clips, and if you loose a stripper clip when in a hurry bombing up goats it will only cost you the price of one bullet...so who cares. I could load mine real quick with the stripper clips, such fun.

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    Find a SKK (or SKS-D) which will take the AK47 mags.



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    Last edited by kimjon; 22-10-2012 at 03:21 PM.

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    They are great, The one I used when culling goats was just old wooden thing.
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    Did you use the bolt on scope mount? Work ok?

    Im trying to find one for my sks. Dont like the look of the ones that just replace the receiver cover.

    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by crnkin View Post
    Did you use the bolt on scope mount? Work ok?

    Im trying to find one for my sks. Dont like the look of the ones that just replace the receiver cover.

    Chris
    The one I had bolted on from the side. My receiver is already drilled and tapped to whack one of those straight on again, but they're a bit pricey. I picked up one that replaces the receiver cover for next to nothing. I'll see how it goes. Otherwise I'll import one of those Chaote ones that bolt on from the side again.

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    My mate got a pinned Tapco stock for his which makes it feel like a new gun. Very nice. Has a Bushnell TRS-25 mounted in a scout mount. It's very accurate for what it is. Natchez won't ship gun parts.

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    Anyone here know where I can get my hands on some of these?



    TAPCO Mag SKS 7.62x39mm Russian 5-Round Detachable Polymer Black

    Kimjon you say they're shit, but I'd be keen to at least give one a go.

    I'm not gonna go buy a whole new rifle (SKK). This is already threaded for a suppressor and tapped for that scope mount I want to get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beavis View Post
    My mate got a pinned Tapco stock for his which makes it feel like a new gun. Very nice. Has a Bushnell TRS-25 mounted in a scout mount. It's very accurate for what it is. Natchez won't ship gun parts.
    Ah they won't? Bugger.

    I think I know the stock you're talking about. I disregarded them as all the ones I've seen were adjustable. They look pretty awesome though. Is it one of these?

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    I got rid of my fugly paintjob and the nearly orange varnish that the thing came with.


    Stripped back the wood and gave the barrel and action a matte black paint job.


    The after a few coats of varnish it looks a lot better.
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    Nooooooooooooooooooo

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    Quote Originally Posted by RimfireNZ View Post
    Ah they won't? Bugger.

    I think I know the stock you're talking about. I disregarded them as all the ones I've seen were adjustable. They look pretty awesome though. Is it one of these?
    Yea he's got the green one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beavis View Post
    Yea he's got the green one
    Have you got any idea where/how he managed to get that Beavis? I'd love one, but all the ones I've seen are adjustable. I've tried to find non-adjustible ones but I haven't had any luck.

    I don't have my E-cat so that's not something I can get my hands on. I guess I could import one and get it pinned once it's here? I'm going to have a chat with the arms officer today about those magazines so I'll see if that's do-able while I'm at it.

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    He bought it from Section 8 Sports(?) in Canada. They pinned it for him before sending it. Customs won't let it through if it's unpinned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beavis View Post
    He bought it from Section 8 Sports(?) in Canada. They pinned it for him before sending it. Customs won't let it through if it's unpinned.
    Cheers for checking that out Beavis. I just spoke with an arms officer in Auckland and apparently you can't even get them in if they're pinned anymore. They still class them as retractible. Bugger it

    None of the dragunov style ones interest me. Guess I'll have to make do with the wooden stock, will just get a recoil pad to give me a bit of extra length as the SKS stock appears to be made for people that have T-Rex arms.

 

 

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