Author Topic: Barrel life on a Yugo  (Read 1697 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

slingshot

  • SKS Expert
  • ****
  • Posts: 301
Barrel life on a Yugo
« on: March 04, 2007, 09:07:31 AM »
Anybody have an approximate figure on the barrel life of a Yugo SKS, as to how many rounds fired through it before it is considered shot out? On the old Enfield MKIII's it was 10,000 rounds to half life & barrel replacement at 20,000 rounds.
Stand on your hind legs and shoot like a man.

Fragger

  • Global Moderator
  • SKS Guru
  • *****
  • Posts: 9364
  • _______ BRH _______
Re: Barrel life on a Yugo
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2007, 09:30:04 AM »
That would be a tough question to answer. Most of the barrels on these imported M59/66's are not in factory new condition. While some may have had little erosion due to firing many have not been cared for in the proper manner. A simple firing of say 50 rounds and a couple of grenade launcher rounds could wreak havoc if the gun was then put away in a damp environment.
Another good indicator of the mind set from the rifles original owners is all of those firearms that have been 'personalized' with stock carvings. The attitude towards these devices was less then perfect as far as care goes.

That being said if handed a pristine rifle and if it was properly maintained after 10M-20M rounds (I would think) would be a call for a new barrel.
JMHO
« Last Edit: March 04, 2007, 09:32:11 AM by Fragger »
Masque of the Red Death For Now I Have Survived and yet the Black Room is Just Down the Hall

GigaDonk

  • SKS Marksman
  • ***
  • Posts: 226
Re: Barrel life on a Yugo
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2007, 07:41:38 PM »
Where would one get new barrels?
Think tapco or somebody will ever make aftermarket ones?
M59/66
M91/30
Wolf ammo is the WORST.
http://www.sksboards.com/smf/index.php?topic=24433.0

Satex

  • Board Supporter
  • SKS Marksman
  • *****
  • Posts: 106
Re: Barrel life on a Yugo
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2007, 11:04:36 PM »
Got 2,000 rounds through mine with no degradation.

GTwannabe

  • SKS Sniper
  • *****
  • Posts: 747
Re: Barrel life on a Yugo
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2007, 12:32:17 AM »
You'll wear out the joints in your trigger finger long before you wear out the rifling in your Yugo.

MojaveGuy

  • SKS Marksman
  • ***
  • Posts: 128
Re: Barrel life on a Yugo
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2007, 01:03:25 AM »
74 zillion rounds, +/- 4 zillion.

You'll wear out the joints in your trigger finger long before you wear out the rifling in your Yugo.

+1

mercman

  • SKS Marksman
  • ***
  • Posts: 123
Re: Barrel life on a Yugo
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2007, 11:11:43 PM »
That being said if handed a pristine rifle and if it was properly maintained after 10M-20M rounds (I would think) would be a call for a new barrel.
JMHO

Shouldn't that be 10K to 20K rounds?

K=1000

M=1,000,000
LEO
M14 Pacific Regional Coordinator
NRA Life Member
C&R03
USN 1972-76

MrBelvadere

  • SKS Newbie
  • Posts: 14
Re: Barrel life on a Yugo
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2007, 10:31:12 PM »
If you are worried about buying a used rifle then just take a bore light and take a good look.  Specifically look at the lands and grooves.  Commen sense will take you further. 

Russian arms in general have been designed to last for QUITE a while in the hands of "untrained" users.

Fragger

  • Global Moderator
  • SKS Guru
  • *****
  • Posts: 9364
  • _______ BRH _______
Re: Barrel life on a Yugo
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2007, 11:02:21 PM »
That being said if handed a pristine rifle and if it was properly maintained after 10M-20M rounds (I would think) would be a call for a new barrel.
JMHO

Shouldn't that be 10K to 20K rounds?

K=1000

M=1,000,000

In one sense it does.
In common references to currency, M or m denotes million or millions, such as $25M (twenty-five million dollars).
However my meaning was thus:
In Roman numerals, M denotes one thousand. While the symbol had originally a different shape, it took on the shape of an M based on the association with Latin Mille ("one thousand").

It is what we use all the time at the shop for a quantity run.
5M low head 1/4-28 socket caps = 5000 units.
So in this case I posted number of rounds fired as units and referred to the M as being 1000.

Sorry for the confusion.

« Last Edit: March 11, 2007, 11:12:44 PM by Fragger »
Masque of the Red Death For Now I Have Survived and yet the Black Room is Just Down the Hall

depot

  • SKS Plinker
  • *
  • Posts: 72
    • My Personal Website
Re: Barrel life on a Yugo
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2007, 04:01:21 PM »
74 zillion rounds, +/- 4 zillion.

You'll wear out the joints in your trigger finger long before you wear out the rifling in your Yugo.

+1

+2 Yugos are built to last which is why their so popular
Το Ἡρόδοτος αναφέρει ότι αμέσως πριν από τη μάχη Θερμοπύλαι, ένας λιτός πολεμιστής που ονομάστηκε Διηνέκης είχε την υποχρέωση ότι οι περσικοί τοξότες θα μπορούσαν κενό έξω ο ήλιος με τα βέλη τους. Απάντησε "αγαθό, κατόπιν θα έχουμε τη μάχη μας στη σκιά."

mrbgt

  • SKS Marksman
  • ***
  • Posts: 107
Re: Barrel life on a Yugo
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2007, 09:23:05 AM »
at $150 a 1000 it'll last about $3000 worth ,but remember these aren't precision rifles so you could keep shooting till about $5000 worth .i doubt you'll ever wear it out :lol: