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Old April 8, 2009, 09:43 PM   #1
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Is my SKS crazy?

Okay, I've got a Norinco and when it ejects the shells, it tends to throw them up about 25 feet in the air - is there a reason for this? Do all SKSs do this, or just mine? Why does it do that? And is there anyway I can "tame" it?
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Old April 9, 2009, 01:23 AM   #2
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Mine tosses them high, also. It's a good thing!
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Old April 9, 2009, 05:08 AM   #3
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My Romanian tends to throw them forward and to the right.
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Old April 9, 2009, 02:06 PM   #4
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SKS shell throwing

The SKS's are designed to throw the shells forward so that during battle you're not showering you own troops with hot hulls.

I've owned a battlefield pick up and a Romanian sks and they all throw the spent sheels forward. If you'll notice they have a different sound when a SKS fires. Hard to describe but very distinctive when they are aimed at you
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Old April 9, 2009, 02:55 PM   #5
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... and be thankful that you have a Chinese. If you owned a Yugo M59/66 you might be posting "My SKS Won't Eject Shells" at all!
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Old April 9, 2009, 03:49 PM   #6
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My Yugo throws 'em to the foward and right, and yes, it ejects...
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Old April 9, 2009, 05:19 PM   #7
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Both of my Yugos eject too. I was just feeling a little "challengy". Is that a word?
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Old April 9, 2009, 06:02 PM   #8
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Be glad they go far away from the gun. Unless they are going straight up and landing on your head. Then I would start to investigate the extraction and ejection components.
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Old April 9, 2009, 07:38 PM   #9
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Well, they're not just ejecting them forward, but they're going crazy high, which is okay. Only problem is that they're hitting the roof of the shelter at the range and then sometimes landing back on me, but that's alright :-). Glad to know that this is normal.
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Old April 9, 2009, 08:14 PM   #10
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Based upon what you have said, I would think that the gun is in need of a clinical psychogunologist to see if there are some mental issues - or as you said - crazy - things going on in the mind of the gun. Of course, this is a costly procedure, and will probably wind up costing you more than the gun is worth. These things take time, you know.

Therefore, just send the gun to me for treatment, and I will keep it as payment for the services rendered.

The Doc is out now.
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Old April 9, 2009, 08:34 PM   #11
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So True !

Quote: "... and be thankful that you have a Chinese. If you owned a Yugo M59/66 you might be posting "My SKS Won't Eject Shells" at all!"

LMAO, on that one

I have both, my Norinco never a flaw, but my Yugo loves to bust my with multiple symptons every range day. The only reason I keep her, is the work I've put into her. A beautiful weapon. Maybe someday she will come around.
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Old April 9, 2009, 09:18 PM   #12
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My Russian shoots brass into orbit. I should probably get a new recoil spring for it. One day I fired about 50 rounds and I never found ONE piece of brass. I must have walked a circle 30 yards around.
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Old April 9, 2009, 09:59 PM   #13
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It can be fun.................... try and shoot your empties before they hit the ground!!! I have done it a couple times, but I wont reveal the amount of misses!
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Old April 9, 2009, 10:42 PM   #14
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Quote: "... and be thankful that you have a Chinese. If you owned a Yugo M59/66 you might be posting "My SKS Won't Eject Shells" at all!"
Never had that problem with mine.

The Doc is out now.
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Old April 10, 2009, 01:36 AM   #15
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and be thankful that you have a Chinese. If you owned a Yugo M59/66 you might be posting "My SKS Won't Eject Shells" at all!
Mine only ever failed to eject if I engaged the gas cut-off. I wound up selling that one because I just couldn't justify a 9lb rifle that didn't shoot at least a 7.62x51.
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Old April 10, 2009, 06:48 AM   #16
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Here's one Yugo that ejects perfectly, rearsenaled M59/66.



Here's another one ($40 parts gun) that had a very pitted bore and gas valve. It ejected when it felt like it and made nice 18" groups with tumblers at 50 yards.



So I put a Chinese barrel and gas tube on it. My Yugo-nese is a perfect cycler and 3" grouper now!

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Old April 10, 2009, 01:29 PM   #17
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Hey, I can do the 18" groups easily enough!

The Doc is out now.
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Old April 10, 2009, 01:31 PM   #18
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That is what they are designed to do......

If there is a BG in a tree above you when you shoot, you can get him too
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Old April 10, 2009, 01:35 PM   #19
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My Russian shoots brass into orbit.
Mine does this too,always has...many of the shells couldnt be found because of this.SKS works just fine however...
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Old April 10, 2009, 01:54 PM   #20
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my Norinco SKS throws brass up, foward, and to the right. At the rifle range, they tend to hit the tin roof of the shelter pretty hard, and come raining down all around me.
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Old April 10, 2009, 06:43 PM   #21
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My Yugo SKS throws them like crazy. I try to be considerate at the range by putting something there to deflect shells. I had a guy next to me with an SKS once, put a chip in the checkering on the stock of a very nice rifle of mine.

I don't want to hijack the thread, but has anyone sporterized their Yugo SKS? It doens't seem like a good candidate for it with all it's grenade launching stuff. It's a geat shooting gun. My other option was restoring it and keeping it original.
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Old April 10, 2009, 08:25 PM   #22
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Here's my Yugo. It throws shells like a champ, too. I wondered the same thing the first time I shot it and looked for the cases. It's like they disappear!

(BTW, the black stuff on the stock is dirt from when I, like an idiot, picked it up with dirty hands right after rubbing it down with linseed. It's all cleaned up, now )

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Old April 10, 2009, 09:12 PM   #23
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Nice stock!!
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Old April 11, 2009, 04:23 AM   #24
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PBG

At least you can say the stock was "hand finished"

Nice rifle dude, stock now has a 'personality'
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Old April 11, 2009, 12:30 PM   #25
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Hey, thanks guys.
I asked the guy at the store to call me when a new shipment came in. Well, he was a very cool guy, and called me before any of the yugos hit the sales floor. He let me come in (with the employees) and pick one from the back room stash.
I'm thinking of doing something different with the stock, though, like maybe a light stain and a seal. I don't know...
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