Adds another dimension to your hunt to pack something with a history behind it. Todays stainless/synthetic/etc guns are fine but they give up points on style and tradition...maybe I'm just too nostalgic
In my deer hunting I've covered the 18th century with a Brown Bess musket, the 19th with a Trapdoor Springfield and the 20th with an AR-15...but I really needs me a Garand, ....and a Mauser, and ... a HK-G3
I have a Sportized SKS that I've considered taking on a Deer Hunt. Haven't yet though. I restocked it a few years ago with the present stock, replaced the rear sight with a Williams SKS Peep Sight, and removed the barrel "hardware" from the rifle. I also replaced the 10-shot Magazine with a 5-Shot Magazine. It shoots very good too!
Man thats a slick SKS Where did you come across that stock???please? Two nice garands up there to. I love em' dont you Sadly I didnt get to hunt with my M1A befor it had to go cause of a tight money spot
KYBOY, I bought the stock from Midway back around 1994 or so. They had these "drop-in" stocks, for the SKS, that were made by Rhinehart Fajen of Warsaw, Mo. My SKS is a NORINCO Brand with chrome barrel, and as you know they are somewhat hard to find thesedays, thanks to the Assualt Weapons band of the 1990's. I removed the hardware, on the barrel myself and this, itself, and the new stock, improved the accuracy. I have a scope mount for it but never used it, as I always felt the SKS was not very scope friendly. I've never had any experience with the M-1 Garand, and you're right about the two pictured, they are very nice!
I'm gonna hunt with a swiss k-31 I bought. It has a clamp on scope mount (with a scope of course) and groups very well. I usually don't like to sporterize military rifles, but I think I'm going to find a suitable reciever with a trashed barrel and stock and build a mauser 98.