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mlehto
01-23-2013, 06:40 PM
No plastic stocks and crap like that. Just some subtle yet classy tactical enhancements.

I have done up a Tapco back in the day, and regretted it so here is my new project.

Started like this, after refinishing the stock.

http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/yy291/mlehtovaara/Snapbucket/850C1AEC-orig.jpg

Then picked up a Tapco mag at the range today. Yes it is still plastic but I am not spending 100 bucks on the steel ones, and they are far too long and look ridiculous not to mention they make it impossible to shoot off a bench. This one is just right. ;)

http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/yy291/mlehtovaara/Snapbucket/9961B49B-orig.jpg

And when I got home from the range my brand new steel hand guard was waiting for me so I through that together, and removed the bayonet and cleaning rod to save the weight which does make a difference. Feels much less front heavy now.

http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/yy291/mlehtovaara/Snapbucket/E0F2F8EF-orig.jpg


Now I am considering chopping off the bayonet and cleaning rod lugs but not sure I want to. Not sure how it will affect resale, and this is a numbers matching unissed SKS so.......

Anyways I think it looks much nicer than all the plastic stock crap. Like I said I have been there and done that and said if I ever got an SKS again I would keep it pretty standard.

Hope you guys like it. ;)

Rory McCanuck
01-23-2013, 06:53 PM
Does that mag do anything the original didn't?
I kinda like the metal handguard.
The bayo lug is very handy for hangin it off of a branch while you piddle ;)

Strewth
01-23-2013, 07:52 PM
Yah, I'm digging the handguard as well. The bayonet makes a handy monopod, or hot dog stick...are you going to try shooting it with the bayo extended vs. folded vs off?

mlehto
01-23-2013, 08:03 PM
Yah, I'm digging the handguard as well. The bayonet makes a handy monopod, or hot dog stick...are you going to try shooting it with the bayo extended vs. folded vs off?

In my experience it makes no difference wether folded or off. Not my first SKS, but I never actually fired one with the Bayo extended. LOL


Does that mag do anything the original didn't?
I kinda like the metal handguard.
The bayo lug is very handy for hangin it off of a branch while you piddle ;)

It is detachable, unlike the original. Also mostly plastic so a bit lighter.

Helps out on the quads up North in hunting situations. Much easier to load and unload quickly.

It also looks cool. Almost like an Assault Rifle.... ;)

Skoal 24/7
01-23-2013, 08:27 PM
Nice lookin wood!........ya I said it

zulu
01-23-2013, 10:05 PM
Very nice man. I do like that sks like that. Lets see a range report. I also want to see the spread on that grizzly

Kevin M.
01-23-2013, 10:07 PM
Next thing you need is a peep sight to replace the factory sight. Much faster sight acquisition.

Satain
01-24-2013, 10:29 PM
Next thing you need is a peep sight to replace the factory sight. Much faster sight acquisition.
Not as fast as a red dot. But I think I will try this my it on my SKS.
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Kevin M.
01-25-2013, 10:17 AM
Not as fast as a red dot. But I think I will try this my it on my SKS.

True, but it also has more parts to go wrong. I have also found that mounting a red dot to an SKS can be troublesome, as in you may have a wandering zero if done incorrectly.

Satain
01-26-2013, 06:02 AM
True, but it also has more parts to go wrong. I have also found that mounting a red dot to an SKS can be troublesome, as in you may have a wandering zero if done incorrectly.
Yep but with that bc tac mount never have that issue ;)

mlehto
01-26-2013, 09:01 AM
The BC tac mount is awesome but with the wood stock the cheek weld is too low to comfortably use optics IMHO.

I love the SKS irons anyways. Probably some of my all time favourite sights!