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ok so i shot my gun for the first time...i had the gas thingy pushed up for the rocket launcher...i dont know what i was thinkin....now it shot fine and as expected the shell didnt release but i was wondering if that will hurt my gun in anyway....and if anyone else has any other pointers on that particular gun....they would be appreciated...im a new gun enthusiast :uzi:
 

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No, it won't hurt the gun at all. I like using this feature when bench-shooting. The Yugo can be very accurate when fired in "straight-pull bolt-action" mode - with no reciprocating mass, you'd be surprised at the tight groups. Especially with good comercial ammo - mine likes Rem/UMC FMJ loads from Wal-Mart. Easy 1.5" groups at 100 yards! :)
 

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ok good....because after i shot it i unloaded it and as soon as i pulled the bolt back the shell ejected...i was kind of worried at the time because when i first bought the gun they said to make sure that it was up...i guess they meant when you were firing a grenade but i cant even find any of them
 

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I'd like to see someone actually use that grenade launcher (in a safe area of course) - we can't get within touching distance of a grenade launcher here so I must live my fantasies thru someone else...
 

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yeah ive heard of people getting the dummy grenades and !!!! but the blanks i cant find anywhere...and i dont trust anyone that makes em..
 

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But you put down the grenade site, switched the gas setting back, and it cycles now, right?
 

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maarten221 - No! The accuracy is pretty good for a battle rifle, but could not compare to an AR-15/M-16. Anytime you use the type sight that comes on them, you are giving up any accuracy you might get from a peep sight.

I have SKS's and they are a good all around rifle for just shooting, whether you are hunting pigs, deer, or varmits, or just shooting at various targets. They are quite simple and easy to maintain.
 

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hmmmmmmm starting to think about getting one and maybe a fibreforce ultralight stock with a low magnification scope - kinda like the ones mounted on some M4's.
Thanks for the tip on the sights. I've seen a bunch of replacement sights around for these. Now as far as the magazine goes on the yugo sks - is it detachable? Or do I need some sort of special kit?
 

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On accuracy, the Yugo SKS generally does 2-4moa, which is the military standard. Most civilian ARs can do 1moa but only the most expensive ones guarantee it.

A zillion people here could basically tell you WHY to keep your Yugo SKS in stock configuration, but the basics are this:

Adding a folding stock usually makes it clunkier than the original wood one. To me, adding a folder makes no sense when you have a 20" barrel. 16" barrel ok.

The original fixed mag is super reliable. Anything else is a gamble. It can be a calculated gamble if you buy a few detachable mags and try to make them work. No kit is required, but in my view the only reason to use detachable mags on an SKS is to use a full length scope. Instead I'd just spend the extra for a high magnification compact scope.

If you want to add a scope, make sure it doesn't block the stripper clips from feeding. And don't trust the mounts that just slip on. At the very least, use the Leapers mount with the screws that tighten on the receiver.

The Yugo SKS is a great rifle. In most folks opinions it's best used as it is, though a small mod here and there can be good. Before getting into any mods, look at the economics. If you want to get into detachable mags ($20 a piece), a folding stock ($50), and other requisite US parts (to comply with import laws), consider an AK variant. Detachable mags are less and some features you want on an SKS are either standard or work much better. If you want a compact, folding stocked carbine, the AK is far far far better handling than the SKS, especially the heavy Yugo.

My suggestion is buy a Yugo and try it stock, and see if you don't fall in love with it the way it is.
 

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Saw some yugo 59's in the shotgun news,three different grades.(No grenade launcher.)
 

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Thanks guys....
I was thinking about the AK's, but it almost looks like the SKS would be more accurate. Swung by The Gun Store in Atlanta and they had a few of them running at $140 a piece...unfortunately, said gun store won't do FFL transfers form other dealers - only personal transfers.
Am I correct in assuming better accuracy and range over the standard AK?
 

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Yes, the Yugo SKS can be quite accurate, for a battle rifle. The longer barrel, longer sight plane and better stock design provide enhanced accuracy over the stubby AK design. Many Yugos will do 1.5MOA at 100 yards, with good ammo, using a scope.
 

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Some AKs can be quite good with accuracy. While your average SKS will be better than your average AK, the best AKs tend to beat the best SKSs (AKs that cost roughly $600.) The low end ones occasionally do as well, occasionally do badly (6-8moa) and usually do in the middle (2-4moa). This is usually accomplished with a scope, and the rule applies here too that not all mounts are as good.

Me, I have an SKS and 4.5 AKs (one's not finished yet).
 

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Thanks. This is really valuable info. I have a personal issue with AK47's....lost too many friends to it. I know that it is a !!!!ed good weapon, just don't like it for some reason. Ahhhh all the biased opinions in this world, right?
I think SKS is the way to go. It is a super rifle from what I've seen. Hard to beat the price too.
 

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If your referring to Vietnam where many Americans died at the hands of the AK, the SKS was used plenty as well.

Much as I like the AK system, I have nothing against those who prefer another. If I was going anti-AK though I'd go with a 7.62x51mm rifle over a 223 one.
 

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Yes, I was referring to VN, and I figured that there were quite a few SKS' as well. They were after all, dirt cheap and reliable!
I like the .223 for low recoil, cheap ammo and flat shooting. I don't like it's lack of punch and range.
I like the 7.62x51's for punch, range, cheap ammo and familiarity, but dislike the weight, recoil and report.
 

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Which rifles in 7.62x51mm have you fired? Some can be much more brutal and noisy than others. My Century braked G3 was at least as loud as my unbraked 300 RUM bolt action. Took off the brake and the recoil wasn't noticeably worse, and the noise was way softer. Fired it once without hearing protection and couldn't hear the locusts for a few minutes afterwards. This was after one shot that made me realize I'd forgotten my hearing protection.

My Saiga 308 22" (yeah, another AK) sounds about as quiet as my Saiga X39 with 16" barrel.

I do think it would be nice to have a non-AK carbine in X39 using AK mags. Only version available is the jamomatic terribly inaccurate Mini-30, and the varieties of AR-15 in X39, including one that uses AK mags.
 

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I've fired the South African version of the FAL - the R1, a FN GPMG and a few others - including BRNO bolt action and some sort of AR in .308 (can't remember brand name now). I've seen the AR's inn 7.62x39 - looks like a clever plan. I will make a personal commitment to stay away from the mini-30! he hehe. The R1's we used didn't have any brakes on and were not all that loud, but defenitely louder than a mousegun. The recoil was also noticably sharper - granted not near that of the G3 type weapons. It also helped if you knew how to adjust the gas - you'd be surprised how many guys get bruised up for no reason.
The AK's are really reliable - and I respect them for that. The looks of it just irks me - and the accuracy stories are a bit scary. No use having a rifle that can't shoot accurately past 200 meters - might as well get an MP5 then :D
 
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