Norinco SKS ??? your thoughts

Discussion in 'Rifles' started by TexMex247, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. TexMex247

    TexMex247 Well-Known TGT Supporter

    May 11, 2009
    Leander(NW Austin)
    I recently acquired a Norinco SKS folder w/extras for $220 from a friend but haven't gone out n' shot it yet. What should I expect from this thing as far as performance and reliability(Muzzle, crown, chamber and bolt face all look great) ? What kind of ammo do they like ? I've put wolf and monarch through my 223 w/ pretty good results so I imagine this gun will digest the cheap stuff well. I'm hoping it will outshoot my buddys (2) AK's. If you got one, let me know what works best for you.

  2. phatcyclist

    phatcyclist Active Member

    Feb 22, 2008
    Austin, TX
    My father had a Norinco SKS for a while and it was a decent firearm. It ate everything it was fed and never had any issues.
  3. bvillars

    bvillars Member

    Feb 22, 2009
    norinco sks

    I have shot and sold literally hundreds of norinco sks's, mostly with wooden stocks. They are extremelt reliable and will feed any ammo. a few that I put underfolders on shot ok but not as accurate due to barrel pressure. but the rifle should be a lot of fun and it was priced right if in good shape
  4. cuate

    cuate Well-Known

    Jan 27, 2009
    Comanche Co., Texas
    Got one years ago at a Ft. Worth gun show for $139, only added a Vietnam War

    plastic stock, thought the applebox wood it came with somewhat too soft. Fired

    it all these years with then Chinese ammo, later Wolf, nary a problem with ammo.

    Reworked the trigger group for a sweet trigger. Tried a few cheapo Chinese scopes

    and ended up chunking them. After all these years the chrome barrel still looks great

    and accuracy is a-okay. I did saw off the bayonet lug so the tanks from the Feds

    wouldn't burn my house down. It is a terrific rifle and has about the same knockdown

    power as the 30-30, which is sufficient. They are good plinkers and I wouldn't

    hesitate to use mine for hunting if I didn't have more favorite firearms....
  5. Eli

    Eli Well-Known

    Dec 28, 2008
    Ghettohood - SW Houston
    Will that rumor never die?

  6. 308nato

    308nato TGT Addict

    I have a YUGO and still have my bayo and grenade launcher on it.
  7. TxEMTP69

    TxEMTP69 TGT Addict TGT Supporter

    Feb 17, 2009
    I had one that I sold earlier this year. It ate every round put into without a hitch. I had put a synthetic stock but ended up removing it and replacing the wood. I also had a detchable mag that was a PITA so I went back to the stock setup
  8. mhall8811

    mhall8811 New Member

    Jul 25, 2009
    I had one years ago (back when you could buy them for $100) and it was my dedicated hog gun. Loved it! Never had any issues w/ any ammo and believe me, I was shootin' the cheapest stuff I could find. FMJ's worked great on hogs and I didn't care how banged up it got.
    Only issue I DID have was with the 30 rd mags.
    Load 29 and it was golden, fill it to the top and it would occasionally FTF but that was a problem w/ the mags, not the gun.
  9. M. Sage

    M. Sage TGT Addict

    Jan 21, 2009
    San Antonio
    What to expect from an SKS? Keep the firing pin channel clear, or you can expect slam-fires. Otherwise, you can expect it to go "bang" every time you pull the trigger on a loaded chamber, and you can probably expect about 2 MOA of accuracy from it.

    You would have had to have assembled it with two or more "features" during the ban - flash hider, folding stock, pistol grip, bayonet lug - for that to even apply...

    It didn't apply to firearms assembled before 1994, though. And it doesn't apply at all now.
  10. tonelar

    tonelar Member

    Aug 9, 2009
    El Paso
    My Norinco SKS is a milled reciver and it works great- keep it clean- remember steel cased ammo tends to be dirtier more because the cases dont expand enugh to really seal against blow by.


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