I have a Chinese SKS with the 16" barrel. It isnt very accurate at all. I can only get a 4" group at 50 yards.
When I got it it had a cheap fiberforce aftermarket stock on it. I was wondering if anybody has experienced a loss of accuracy with an aftermarket stock. I would like to put an original stock on it but I don't want to buy one just to find out that it doesn't solve the issue.
Any input would be appreciated.
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Posted: August 24 2014 at 8:20pm | IP Logged
What ammo are you using? Use good commercial ammo, not surplus, and let us know if your groups change.
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Posted: August 24 2014 at 8:46pm | IP Logged
Well... I was using the same Russian ammo I used to use back when I had a yugo SKS and that thing would shoot 1" at 50 yards. But I guess different rifles like different ammo.... I'll try something else and see what happens.
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Posted: August 27 2014 at 1:24am | IP Logged
There's a lot more stresses & strain in Semi auto stock than a bolt action stock.
In addition to recoil, the stock has to handle the bolt slamming back & forth, it's possible the bolt holes may have ovalled if they have been loose at any time.
Which would mean the action is free to wobble and as such effect accuracy.
So if you haven't already done so, check all screws to make sure they are tight. you might want to pull the action from the stock to see if has been bedded.
Finally have a good look at all of the bolt & screw holes to check if they are round or oval.
If your stock is the problem then replacing it should fix it, unless of course you want to try and fix this stock.
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Posted: August 27 2014 at 8:43am | IP Logged
Could be the barrel crown as well. If there is a slight ding at the crown it will affect accuracy. I had an FAL some time back that would not hit the same place twice even in a bench vise. Many frustrating trips to the range later and that was the issue. Recrowned and problem solved. Good luck Ryche
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