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BlackReef
05-12-2010, 4:39 PM
Hello,

So we've been putting alot of rounds through the Yugo SKS as of late. It's the cheapest rifle but it is the most fun, real accurate too even with cheap wolf ammo.

Anyways, me and my brother were talking about checking out bi-pods for the SKS. What options do I have?? The only thing I'm afraid of is the rifle getting too front heavy with the bipod on there. It already has the huge bayonet and grenade launcher/muzzle brake. Also, does the Bayonet need to be removed to accommodate a bipod?

With that said, I was thinking about replacing the grenade launcher with a more traditional brake. Would you guys recommend this? I don't know how efficient the grenade launcher is as a brake itself, but I know it's huge and adds weight.

If you guys think the current brake is fine, I will just keep it on there, but I do know it's a bit heavy and I don't really know if it serves any type of purpose since I won't be shooting grenades anytime soon.

Any opinions, advice?

Thanks

bigthaiboy
05-12-2010, 5:08 PM
There are two main types of aftermarket SKS bipods commonly available. The type that clamps around the barrel, and will destroy the finish on the barrel. And there's the type that fixes on the screw for the bayonet attachment. To use it you do have to lose the bayonet, though. I have read on other boards that the general consensus is that removing the bayonet does not remove the C&R status of the SKS, but should be put back on if you plan to sell it as a C&R.

Check out: http://brakes.ricksmuzzlebrakesandgunstuff.com/index.htm if you want a lighter brake. I particularly like the VZ-58 FH/brakes made by CNC Warrior: http://www.cncwarrior.com/comersus/store/comersus_listItems.asp?idCategory=67

FYI, the M59/66 and the VZ-58 share the same muzzle thread pattern of 14 x 1mm Right Hand, so the brakes are interchangeable. Don't forget to get the crush washer for an extra $2.49.

todd2968
05-12-2010, 5:14 PM
http://www.keepshooting.com/militarysurplus/collectibles/riflegrenadecombo.htm

If the grenade launcher works 1st of all it is illegal in california and you can launch inert or real grenades with the above insert(sold out) and of course fake grenades are illegal here also.

echo1
05-12-2010, 5:18 PM
If it's a Kali compliant Yugo there's a couple things to think about. The launcher isn't one. It should have had something done to it to make it permenantly inoperable. Any removal of exsisting hardware will require 922r parts compliancy to take effect. It's like being a little pregnant, you can't just do one thing without doing everything, like removing the heavy chunk of steel off the muzzle, and the bayo to shave some weight.
It's been reported that a barrel mounted bipod can cause the barrel to flex slightly, changing your POI from hand held, or on the bench supported on the stock. Which makes sense if you've ever seen slow motion video of SKSs being shot. You can see the barrel flex when the round exits. The theory explaining the better accuracy of the Paratroopper models, is that the shorter guns have less barrel whip.

bigthaiboy
05-12-2010, 5:24 PM
http://www.keepshooting.com/militarysurplus/collectibles/riflegrenadecombo.htm

If the grenade launcher works 1st of all it is illegal in california and you can launch inert or real grenades with the above insert(sold out) and of course fake grenades are illegal here also.

I pretty sure King$nake knows all this. Most M59/66 were bought into CA with a deactivated grenade launcher, or fitted with the Tapco brake which only looks similar to the GL: http://www.natchezss.com/product.cfm?contentID=productDetail&prodID=TVSKS6627&src=sim

bigthaiboy
05-12-2010, 5:32 PM
If it's a Kali compliant Yugo there's a couple things to think about. The launcher isn't one. It should have had something done to it to make it permenantly inoperable. Any removal of exsisting hardware will require 922r parts compliancy to take effect.

Current understanding is that removing the grenade launcher takes your rifle out from under the protections of its' C&R status. Therefore it would be subject to the requirements of Title 18 USC 925(d)(3) and 922(r), forcing you to also remove the bayonet and possibly the night sights.

However, ATF has confirmed that the bayonet and grenade launcher may be removed for shooting purposes without affecting the C&R classification of the firearm.