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Old 10-23-2008, 06:13 AM
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Here's my SKS Yugo, dressed in Desert tan, Black and brown ultra flats.

Not too invisible in the office, but in the woods, it does ok. I just added a new scope mount a few weeks ago, that is even more rock solid than the previous one. Also has rails on both sides as well which I'm going to add a light and laser to for close range shooting.









Wolf or Brown Bear, she isn't picky. And yes, I clean her after every shoot.

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By the way, anyone interested in a VERY solid scope mounted receiver for your SKS, check this out. I had a single rail scope mount that I purchased from cabela's that was already rock solid. I wanted to add two more rails and purchased this mount and not only did it fit perfectly without any filing (for the record, my Cabelas mount ALSO fit perfectly), but it also has the added stability of two set screws per side that you tighten to create a rock solid fit against the receiver base.. This scope DOES NOT BUDGE! Anyone that wants to go tactical with a stock SKS without replacing the stock needs to check this mount out..

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Good looking rifle there FP
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Nice looking Yugo, i am going to start working on mine here shortly.
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you did a nice job FP, that is a good looking rifle!
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Hey Ford why did you paint the bayonet if they are that close they will see its not a stick. Just kidding looks great does it hold a group?
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Hey Ford why did you paint the bayonet if they are that close they will see its not a stick. Just kidding looks great does it hold a group?
haha.. I just put a glob of poo at the end of it and it works the same..

As far as groups.. One day, I took it out back and put my mannequin at the end of my 360 yard shooting area I have and shot from 300 yards, just for fun and I was amazed that I was able to hit the mannequin in the chest fairly reliably at that range with Wolf ammo.. Granted, I'm talking in the chest in general, not grouped at all... And this was in bolt action with my gas tube switched into grenade launcher mode..

At 100 yards, I can get a 2" group with UMC FMJ and other high quality ammo, and with Wolf at 100 yards, I get a 3" group..

I was amazed, because when I purchased the gun, I knew going in it wasn't known for its accuracy.. I just wanted it because it was a pretty bad assed looking gun for the price, and it was brand new old stock, still in the cosmoline.. For the $175, you can't go wrong..

My main beef with my paint job is even though I tried not to, the shadows came out too symmetrical.. But that's the beauty of spraying something like this.. You can just bring it back down into the basement, tape off a couple things and go back to town on it..
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I meant to ask and forgot, what kind of paint did you use?
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very nice.
wish i could find one here in canada for a REASONABLE price.
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I meant to ask and forgot, what kind of paint did you use?
I went to Pep Boys and in their spray paint section, they have special camo paint that is labeled ultra flat by Krylon.

I cleaned the majority of the gun to remove any oil that may cause the paint to not stick..

There are four colors to choose from.. A green, tan, brown and black.. I bought all 4 and tried a few different color schemes that I thought would work well this time of year out in my woods.. I ended up settling on this. I painted the entire gun in tan. I let it dry for an hour or so.

Then I just painted the black srtipes diagonally across the areas of the gun I really wanted to break up.

Then I used the brown, and sprayed on either side of the black striped areas I created.

It doesn't seem to work well as a camo from just looking at it in the office, but it really does a nice job of breaking up the gun out in the woods..

And the best part is that in the spring, I can just add some green into the mix and will be all set..

Make sure you mask the parts of the gun that you don't want to get paint in obviously.. I used regular masking tape and it did a great job keeping paint off of those parts, and also plugged the end of the barrel..

The paint I used coated evenly on the wood and metal alike. And so far, I've been using it almost every weekend, and have been cleaning it with solvent and the paint is all still in tact..
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