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Just wanted to show off my hog rifle. I've had the rifle, a Norinco SKS, since the early 90s. I gave 75 bucks for the gun, gave just as much for the Choate camo stock which I like, increases length of pull. The Norincos seemed to be set up for a 9 year old boy. :rolleyes: I got the case deflector that bolts to the ventilated hand guard not long after I bought the rifle and put the scope mount on it, a drill and tap affair that is solid.

I'd taken off the scope mount when it got loose and I rounded off the allen screws that held it on. Well, after deciding I needed another hog rifle, I got some new screws from a gunsmith and, this time, loctited 'em in place. I bought a new Bushnell lighted reticle Banner 3x9x40 and put a new green Laser spotlight on it. Man, this Laser is a HUGE improvement over the old school spotlight I'd used in the past I bought in 1976 and still had laying around. The Laser's spot is adjustable and you can collimate it to the field of view of the scope which, for my purposes, I set on 6 power. This allows it to be BRIGHT right out to 100 yards, max I'll be able to see in the trees.

I've already taken one pig with this rig an it worked beautifully. I'd thought about buying a new upper in .450 BM or .458 SOCOM for my AR, but I like this old SKS and it's quite effective on pigs with cheap Russian 154 grain soft point stuff. I haven't bothered to work up another handload. The bullet I was using is a .308, no longer offered by Sierra, and wasn't as accurate as the 154 loads and the 154s chronograph about 2200 fps which is HOT! It's right up there with .30-30 factory 150 grain stuff, but in a semi auto. :D

One thing, the SKS is an 8 lb gun and the light and scope add a little over a pound to that. But, I'm hunting from a blind, not moving around, and the weight of the gun is not important in this application. Were it, I'd put the light on my 6 lb+ .308, but I kinda like semi-auto for pig hunting. You can sometimes collect more'n one with a quick follow up.

Here's the old set up with the old school light that worked off a 6v lantern battery that had to be kept in a pocket.





Here's the new Laser set up, uses Lithium batteries in the light.





Here's the gun without the scope. I used it as a rough and ready truck gun, but I did shoot a nice 9 point in 2011 with the iron sights. :D


 

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Nice!!

I sold my $75 Yugo a few years back when I got the AR bug and it went so fast at $350 I felt like I’d shot low on the price. Had the bayonet, cleaning kit, the whole deal.

On your V #1 I can see a Super 8 movie camera hanging below to capture the action as well!! :D

A coassic truck gun fone right!!!
 
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Nice setup. I had a SKS that Bubba Gump's cousin mangled together, and sold it after five months. I find myself looking for another SKS every time I enter a gun shop.
 

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You might need a shell deflector on that or your scope will get beat.
 

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First feral pig I happened to killed with a rifle was with a Yugo SKS at night. The first one I ever killed was with a Taurus Raging Bull in .45 Colt.

I think the SKS is a fine gun for feral pigs.

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Steve Lee is a contract shooter in Australia. The SKS is his favorite hog rifle.

 

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You might need a shell deflector on that or your scope will get beat.
Look closely under that scope. It bolts to the vented hand guard on the left side.
 
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I'm glad to see you are set up to make those 154 grain soft points all count.:thumb:
 

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Steve Lee is a contract shooter in Austrailia. The SKS is his favorite hog rifle.

He's a good songster, too.



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originally had 1 of the ones modified for the AK magazine with the ugly thumbhole stock, a stock norinco that could not be sold with the bayonet attached(had to buy it seperately), and a russian arsenal refunished one, prices ranged from $79 to $129, Sold the norinco for stupid money (near $300) no desire to sell the others. A dealer said to NOT get rid of the stupid thumbhole stock as they were pretty limited imports and really added to the value. The workmanship on the russian with laminated stock is excellent compared to the chinese ones. Oh if i had had the foresight to buy a dozen or so
 

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Very Nice customized SKS! :cool: I particularly like that Camouflaged Stock! :cool:

I also have a Norinco SKS that I bought a long time ago. I have not hunted with it yet, but that could change, if Illinois allows intermediate power Rifle Cartridges like the 7.62x39mm to be used on Deer.
We don't have the Hog problem up here as yet, but that could also change. The only Hog I have killed was up in Northern California and I used an Interarms Mark X Mauser in .30/06, back in 1992.
I took him at about 70 yards from a Tree Stand with a 150 grain Speer Softpoint. My host said he was a Russian/Domestic mix. Regardless, he was served at a backyard Barbecue Party and was delicious.

I do like my SKS quite alot and do hope to use it more in the Future. :smile:


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I'm glad to see you are set up to make those 154 grain soft points all count.:thumb:
I'm putting 'em to good use, Jake...:D

Thank you very much for the donation. You really are a nice guy, I don't care what Smoke says about ya. :rofl:
 

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Very Nice customized SKS! :cool: I particularly like that Camouflaged Stock! :cool:

I also have a Norinco SKS that I bought a long time ago. I have not hunted with it yet, but that could change, if Illinois allows intermediate power Rifle Cartridges like the 7.62x39mm to be used on Deer.
We don't have the Hog problem up here as yet, but that could also change. The only Hog I have killed was up in Northern California and I used an Interarms Mark X Mauser in .30/06, back in 1992.
I took him at about 70 yards from a Tree Stand with a 150 grain Speer Softpoint. My host said he was a Russian/Domestic mix. Regardless, he was served at a backyard Barbecue Party and was delicious.

I do like my SKS quite alot and do hope to use it more in the Future. :smile:


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Nice SKS. Did you whack the bayonet lug off it or was that part of some early 90s state requirement? I cut mine off, worthless for a hunting rifle. I'd be walking in brush with my rifle muzzle down, bottom forward on the sling like I do and the lug would grab every friggin' piece of brush, made too much noise, had to go. :D It looks cleaner anyway without it. Still have the lug on my paratrooper carbine, but it's a range toy, not a hunting rifle. :D I put a folding stock on that paratrooper, a flash hider a friend gave me, and some tacticool other stuff. :laugh: Put ambidextrous safeties on both guns since I shoot left handed.
 

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Nice SKS. Did you whack the bayonet lug off it or was that part of some early 90s state requirement?
Thankyou! :smile: The Bayonet Lug was removed on the particular lot of Rifles that mine came with by the importer, Century Arms, probably to speed importation approval. Don't miss it.
None of the SKS Rifles in that shipping Crate had Bayonet Lugs. I went through that Crate and picked one. Back then, I paid $100, out the door, for it. Later on, I picked up a Sling for it at a Gun Show.

I do have some 7.62x39mm 125 grain Silver Bear Softpoints that I might hunt with and I have been looking for the 154 grainers, but like everything else, I'll probably have to order some in order to get any.

Also note that many design elements of the SKS can be found in the later Czech Vz58, which I am quite fond of.


Czech Vz58 Pattern Rifle Field Stripped
Caliber 7.62x39mm

While my much customized Century Vz2008/Vz58 serves as a serious Range Toy, I do have 5 round Magazines for Hunting use, should I choose to use it for that.
Problem is, it would probably give the Game Warden a Heart Attack, just looking at it, where my SKS would not..


Vz2008/Vz58 with upgrades
BoneSteel upper and lower front handguards
Mako Pistol Grip
Mako Folding Adjustable Stock
Slovakian Muzzle Break
Hammers Red/Green Dot Sight
 

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I've ordered the 154 from http://www.ammotogo.com , but never found it on a shelf for sale. Jake was nice enough to send me a hundred rounds of it after I'd mentioned in a thread how much I liked it. I hang on to it and burn the 123 FMJ stuff when I wanna play. I still have some Norinco FMJ, 25 years old. :D I used to order it by the crate, sometimes split it with friends or guys at work. The 154 is for serious hog termination. :D

Edit.....Ammotogo ain't showing 154 at the moment....hmm....
 
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