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Start Of Attempt At Accuracy in SKS

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Unread 10-19-2006, 12:42 PM
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Re: Start Of Attempt At Accuracy in SKS

I have Russian, Chineese, Romanian, Albanian, and Yugo SKSs sitting in storage.

The Yugo looked like the best bet, as the bore is not Chrome lined and looks like new.

I followed the instructions on the intnernet on how to do a trigger job on an SKS. That worked out.

I followed the instruction on the internet on how to glass bed an SKS. That looks nice.

I got a cast steel Choate SKS scope mount, followed the instructions and drilled and tapping into the receiver. It makes a nice solid mount.

I put on my Leupold 40X scope I use for testing rifles.

I hand loaded some very concentric 7.62x39mm ammo.

I went to the range and got 6.0 moa.

I would point out that the same shooter, scope, and techniques with a surplus Mauser have produce 0.4 moa in 257Roberts Ackley Improved.

I was beginning to suspect that the bolt, bolt carrier, and gas pistol, all being off center, are starting to move before the bullet exits.

I turned off the gas [a Yugo grenade launch feature], so it fires as a repeater, and not semi auto.

Still 6.0 moa with the SKS.

My AR-15 are semi auto and have no trouble averaging 1.4 moa.

What does it all mean?
I wasted my time trying to turn a sow's ear into a silk purse, ....or I am just too dumb to accurize an SKS.
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Unread 10-20-2006, 10:00 AM
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Re: Start Of Attempt At Accuracy in SKS

Do a chamber cast. If yours are like mine, there is no throat per se. Just a smooth pipe before the rifling starts. The chamber is designed to cause the rifle to spray.

If the action and stock are locked up rock solid, putting on a barrel with a normal chamber will get the SKS shooting accurately.

Of course, if rebarreling, you have the option to use a 308 bore barrel and use some better bullets.

The Chicom SKS I have shot with Norc surplus ammo shot better then your 6MOA though. Usually 2 to 3MOA out of the box. You might want to try another rifle.

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