SKS Upgrades: 4 Great Options for Your Rifle

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posted on December 4, 2017
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While prices have crept up in recent years, the surplus SKS rifle remains a popular option for gun aficionados looking for a relatively affordable, battle-proven rifle to add to their collection. However, decades of heavy use has often left these guns battered and in need of some TLC and upgrades. Check out these four great purpose-built options designed to take your SKS carbine to the next level:

1: Measuring a foot long and weighing in at 9.4 ounces, Sun Optics’ SKS Scope mount/Shell deflector offers an easy solution for your optics-integration needs. Made from lightweight aircraft aluminum and boasting one-piece construction, it securely attaches to the dustcover lock pin and rear-sight crosspin, providing a solid means of pairing your SKS with riflescopes that contain small- or large-size maintubes. MSRP: $111.99

2: Featuring polymer construction combined with a 35-round capacity, the Archangel Manufacturing SKS 7.62X39 MM Magazine easily feeds your rifle without adding unwelcome weight. Features include a steel release lever that allows for rapid, one-handed magazine changes, and a textured exterior that promotes secure purchase. MSRP: $44.99

3. Incorporating a pistol grip in addition to a stock that folds along the left side of the receiver for ease of transport, the ATI Outdoors Strikeforce SKS Stock permits quick handling in close-quarters. Versatility is further enhanced by six length-of-pull adjustments, and the Traclock system eliminates accuracy-robbing horizontal and vertical movement of the stock on the buffer tube. Four Picatinny rail sections provide ample room for mounting accessories. MSRP: $109.99

4. Tame potentially abusive recoil with the Leapers UTG 2-inch SKS Butt Pad. Constructed from rubber, it has a slip-on sleeve design for hassle-free installation. Lip reinforcement for the SKS stock ensures a recoil-reduction feature for maximum comfort where it is needed. MSRP: $11.97

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