Yugo SKS

The main difference between tolerating an SKS and enjoying it is a¬†little bit of rubber over the steel buttplate. To me, SKS always had an unpleasant recoil despite the moderate cartridge…until this little addition.

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6 Responses to Yugo SKS

  1. Cargosquid says:

    Perhaps it is because the first time I shot an SKS was right after shooting a Mosin-Nagant…..that I found the recoil to not be that bad……

    I like the rifle. Need to get a couple of them.

  2. Ray says:

    I LOVE the SKS. I never found the recoil anything but mild from my type 56 or my SKS 1945. Might the grenade launcher be the problem?

  3. Sigivald says:

    Interesting, in that while I’m no recoil-hound (I refuse to shoot, say, 8mm Mauser without a rubber pad*), I never found my SKS at all taxing to fire.

    (* 6.5×55 is more my speed.)

  4. Rivrdog says:

    Another member of the Grumpy Major’s Club instructed me in the correct use of the Mosin, and I guess the lesson extends to the SKS. It involves extending the bayonet. With the bayonet out, there is less tendency for muzzle rise, so you get back on target faster. It makes sense too: the designers would never put a folding bayonet on that would make accurate shooting harder, would they?

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  6. Kapikui says:

    My yugo SKS came with a rubber buttplate on it. I’m pretty sure it isn’t an addon as it was still covered in cosmoline when I got it.

    I do still like a recoil pad though because the stock is a bit too short.

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