I'm sure I can find the answer somewhere in the archives of the forum, but I figure I'll ask since you mentioned it... Is there a 'quick-and-dirty' way to tell the difference between a Milled or Stamped model? Other than perhaps noticing that it would look stamped, i.e. all one thickness throughout.An SKS with a decent crown and not banged up should give 3-4 MOA on a bad day. Some actually get MOA, but those are usually Russian or Yugo milled receiver models.
Well, not exactly. There is a difference but it shouldn't matter there. The difference of course comes in strength. A milled i.e. machined part will always be able to handle more then stamped or cast. In this application, it wouldn't matter. However, lets say you wanted to run a superload through your rifle a milled reciever will take more gas pressure then a stamped reciever. Amateur machinist here, I liked machining but it can be a little dull at times.ALL SKS have the milled receiver - it's the trigger group that is milled or stamped. Milled is considered better, but there is really little difference in that respect - it's the fitting and smoothness of the engaging parts that makes the difference.