anybody fond of an sks? i sporterized one, never killed anything with it but for some reason i cant seem to be able to part with it. ive been needing some money lately to restock on some ballc-2 powder, large rifle mag, small rifle, large rifle and large pistol primers, plus some supreme 780 powder, bullets for assorted calibers and grain weights, also a scope and stock and magazine kit for my 6mm remington lazer varmint rifle. the first thing to come to mind is that old sks ive been letting sit in the cabinet that is half of what my mini 30 is and 2 mini 14s. ive let better guns go and never had the dreaded sellers remorse. i know that if i sold this gun it would be instant seperation anxiety. i got nice guns too and for some reason the sks...its gotta stay. i wanna hear if anybody shares those feelings on the old war pig. i know most black rifle guys think the sks is nothing but a turd boat anchor, and it is compared to the light, crispy ar-15 packages but the sks is reliable at the minimum, powerfull, well built and easy to load and clean and its also minute of 4 inches very easily and better with steel cases ammo with a good scope mount and a 100 yd range. in all honesty, im thinkin of having the steps on the barrel turned down and shortened and having a stock made for it. so far i have the ati monte carlo stock, a scopemount & bushnell scope, and 5 round magazine, basically all set up for 100 yd or less deer hunting. its either that project or a 8mm yougo mauser that i want to butcher up reall good too. you guys think it would be cool to have a truely "sporterized" sks? and does anybody else have a hard time parting with the old cosmoline smellin heavey ugly old school turd like i do? i have the yugoslavian turd(the worst turd no less, by conessuer)but to me the yugo is the best. it is very heavey but i know there is some steel there. no stamped thin tin crap. heavey, machined, steel.
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Tough call. Back when I was looking at the Yugo's, the price was a massive $79. Today the same rifle is around $250. Not sure how the market will do with your sporterized version. While not huge profit, it would definately increase your reloading fund. It would take away a heck of a fun rifle though...
You probably wouldn't get enough for it to buy enough stuff to justify selling it. Once you start to modify a military rifle it rapidly loses value, to everyone but you anyway.