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★★★★★

“I bought my Yugo SKS as my first rifle. Can't beat it...”

Written on: 11/05/2009

I bought my Yugo SKS as my first rifle. Can't beat it for the price. When I bought mine I could have gotten 5 to 7 SKS's for the price of one AR-15 or Mini-14… Read Full Review

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“Just starting off with firearms? Looking for something...”

Written on: 09/11/2008 by Geistkrieger (1 review written)

Just starting off with firearms? Looking for something easy to maintain, cheap to shoot, with the possibility of upgrading components in the future? Want something reliable with parts readily available and a wealth of information?

An SKS is one of the cheapest and best introductions to firearms. With its light recoil and all around decent characteristics, it's a good place to start. It's semi auto operation is simple and it's easy to explain minor care of this rifle within 10-15 minutes. If… Read Full Review

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“*I don't know that I believe the link review above,...”

Written on: 24/05/2008

*I don't know that I believe the link review above, although I've heard stranger things I'm pretty sure that's a state law at best, you also have to watch magazines over 10 shots or pistol grips in california and some other states. But scopes? I see them all the time, silly though they are on an sks.

An SKS is a good reliable gun that is probably the cheapest semi-auto on the market. The 7.62 x 39 ammo is also common and cheap, which is a perk. The only real problem most people have is that… Read Full Review

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388633_Lone Soviet's Comment

Written on: 04/08/2008

The Yugo 59/66 is banned in CA because it has a grenade launcher. It has nothing to do with scopes. No real gun owners live there, so it doesn't matter.

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★★★★☆

“You can tell this is a quality rifle just by the feel...”

Written on: 19/03/2008 by Lonesoviet (1 review written)

You can tell this is a quality rifle just by the feel of it. Like others said, it is not chromed, and will get eaten away without proper care (Or just dont use surplus ammunition. Wolf is still dirt cheap.) I would defiantly buy another one… Read Full Review

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“For the purpose of what it was created for (medium...”

Written on: 16/03/2008

For the purpose of what it was created for (medium range firing, powerful round, semi-auto firing) it serves its purpose well, very reliable, and "beefy". Good gun for S-H-T-F situations… Read Full Review

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“I absolutely love my M59/66. You can get them in...”

Written on: 16/03/2006 by capttenneal (1 review written)

I absolutely love my M59/66. You can get them in unissued condition at very good prices. And shooting them is so much fun. If you want a cheap semi-auto rifle that isn't a .22, get an SKS… Read Full Review

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“Looks matter as much as function to me. If you get a...”

Written on: 06/03/2006 by Magnum7007 (1 review written)

Looks matter as much as function to me. If you get a Yugo 59/66 SKS with nice wood and a non pitted gas tube and none rusted gas blunger, which allows gas to leak out he front of the gas tube causing jams. Then you have the best most accurate SKS ever made for rapid fire… Read Full Review

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“Even the bad points i.e. long and heavy, aren't so bad...”

Written on: 23/11/2005 by longlivegonzo (3 reviews written)

Even the bad points i.e. long and heavy, aren't so bad when you consider the noise and recoil reduction that comes with the Yugo 59/66 SKS gun. It shoots very accurately when sighted in for long distance. The Yugo SKS has a muzzle break which helps in noise reduction. One downfall of the gun is if you want to remove the non-detachable magazine in favor of a detachable high cap, as the different makes of magazines may not fit snug. I also found that the plastic ones like to crack. Metal ones are… Read Full Review

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“Very nice rifle and mean looking; great for a beginner...”

Written on: 18/08/2005 by f8fbearcat (4 reviews written)

Very nice rifle and mean looking; great for a beginner and old pro alike… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“I really have a blast shooting these Yugo SKS. I...”

Written on: 15/05/2005 by Casper62 (1 review written)

I really have a blast shooting these Yugo SKS. I bought 5 of these, so I shouldnt run out. When they are this cheap, you cant just own one!
I have found the SKS the be the most reliable semi-auto I have owned. Feed it dirt, leave it in -20 N.D. winter temps overnight,shoot 500 plus rounds through without cleaning it, etc. this thing never fails. I guess its like most Russian firearms I've seen. That is very odd and crude looking, but also very reliable and effective.
I also wasted my time… Read Full Review

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“The Yugo 59/66 SKS gun is a real good starter piece to...”

Written on: 01/04/2005 by ecortcruiser (1 review written)

The Yugo 59/66 SKS gun is a real good starter piece to get into military rifle collecting. Nice to shoot, readily available parts & accessories, common ammo make it one of my best buy's for semi-auto military pieces to collect. Be careful as to what country of origin you choose, as quality can be an issue… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“my Yugo 59/66 SKS is one of the best rifles ever made.”

Written on: 14/01/2004 by big steve (1 review written)

my Yugo 59/66 SKS is one of the best rifles ever made… Read Full Review

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“Update - Your addition of a scope is also in violation...”

Written on: 08/09/2003 by newton (1 review written)

Update - Your addition of a scope is also in violation of BATF regulations, this was confirmed in a letter from their DC based technical department recently, see the following link for detils.

http://www.sksboards.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3950

I strongly suggest you make the gun legal before someone spots the violations at a range and reports you - believe me, it happens… Read Full Review

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“When I first got the Yugo SKS, I noticed the ”

Written on: 26/08/2003 by gudway (1 review written)

When I first got the Yugo SKS, I noticed the
many bad points. Awfully long and heavy.
After cleaning and tuning I shot a 3 inch group
of 10 at 75 yards and figured the rifle was worth
a scope. Ordered CNN cover + scope for $34.
perfect tight fit.
Up to 100 yards it is a great plinker
Noticed that the fire mode button MUST be
all the way right & up, a slight off set will
cause problems with ejection etc.
Against the LOUD protests of SKS afficinados
who predicted ruin and catastrophy
I took the… Read Full Review

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Newton's Response to gudway's Review

Written on: 03/09/2003

Congratulations. By cutting the grenade launcher off and shortening the barrel you are in violeation of several BATF regulations including 922(r) and have committed a felony. The Yugo SKS is classified as C&R, by altering the rifle you remove the C&R status and the rifle becomes illegal for importation because of the bayonet lug (if it's still there).
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<br>You could be in big (read 5 years jail time) trouble.

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349006_Wdw9999's Response to gudway's Review

Written on: 03/03/2008

I bought one in unused condition packed in massive amounts of cosmoline. I disassembled it carefully and easily, and soaked all metal parts in solution to dissolve cosmoline. I cleaned up stock with suitable solvent and thinner. i reassembled, and got very tiny groups at 100 yards with iron sites from a bench rest.
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<br/>I bought a cover-scope mount and pistol-style long eye relief scope from TAPCO....very cheap. Shot extremely tight groups with the scope. The problem with the cover scope is that the bolt slams backward, transferring shock to the cover. After a few rounds, your scop zero begins to wander a little.
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<br/>I tried a "dragunov" style stock, and it was a fun experiment. I returned the rifle to it's original stock, and dropped the scope and returned to the original cover.
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<br/>In it's original form, the rifle is pristine and perfect. Hot-rodding this rifle did nothing for it. Even the original magazine is better than any aftermarket junk you can add to the rifle. In the field, the bayonet makes an excellent monopod. The rifle has day and night sight configurations that come stock. Stripper clips load it quickly and efficiently. I cant imagine needing more than 10 rounds at a time.
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<br/>Just like it came from the importer, I can knock a tomato can off of a fence post from a steady rest without even really trying hard at 100 yards. WHY CHANGE IT? Wonderful rifle!

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Diananike's Response to gudway's Review

Written on: 01/12/2004

You are not in violation of any BATF regulations dispite what our friend said. Especially not for the addition of a scope or for shortening the barrel to over 16". It is good to be careful but lets not live in fear Dude. In Canada you could only shorten it to 18" but we can buy Norinco Chinese SKSs which are banned in the states from importation due to Chinese Origin. so its kinda tit for tat.

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Shootandhunt's Response to gudway's Review

Written on: 02/04/2004

Where do you buy that CNN cover and scope from? It cost only $34, what a deal? Does the cove fit tight? Do you lost your scope zero after take the cover out of the rifle (for cleaning) and then reinstall it?

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Monkeybumper's Response to gudway's Review

Written on: 23/01/2004

Newton, the rifle is already imported. Shortening the barrel is completely legal as long as it stays in excess of 16 inches (measure from bolt face to muzzle.) Yes, it may or may not be able to be sold as a C&R as it has been modifed (though Mausers rechambered to 308 by Israel count as C&R...) Nonetheless, he has not commited a felony as you stated.

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Sonofliberty's Response to gudway's Review

Written on: 20/11/2003

This is a fine weapon, very worthy of a custom job.

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