I recently saw the Bullpup stock at the Ventura, CA gun show...was amazed how different, compared to a standard SKS, it looked. the magazine being behind the trigger really threw me...
that stock has been coming out for like 15 years I waited and waited and actually forgot about it like 10 years ago. I dont think its ever gonna come out......
The company used the funds from the pre-orders to help finance their development efforts, although I am guessing that the great majority of the funds came out of the entrepreneurs' pockets. It appears that they were up front about it and ongoing development efforts seem well documented (read their News section of Shernic Gun Works). I do like the looks of the Shernic stock and would take the chance of ordering one if I had a Yugo SKS.The bullpup stock looks very cool, the best I have ever seen for the SKS. I looked into it about six months ago and almost preordered one until I started looking around on other forums and seeing how many others had done preorders. I found a lot of worried people who had preordered and were claiming that the company would no longer respond to their emails and calls. That concerned me deeply, so as impressed with the stock as I am, I'm waiting to possibly purchase one until others have gotten theirs.
Problem is that the sks is really front-heavy, and usually suffers from a bad trigger.To be honest, I really dont like the pictures of the bullpup builds I see on sksboards. Considering how easy and handy a simple "paratrooper" mod is, I cant see the appeal in these.
It seems to me like taking a beautiful but simple rifle, and making it complicated and ugly.
(sorry to be a nay sayer, just my .02)
Man, was I suckered. SGW told me 3-4 months and it appears they are a year behind.Yippee. Just ordered my Yugo SKS AND the Shernic bullpup conversion kit with tri-rail and extended mag release. Now the 3-4 month wait for the kit. SKS should get here in a week as will the ammo. I'll have plenty of range time with the Yugo while I wait for the bullpup kit.
I don't like the slide that close to my face. The Tapco mags suck. In the demo he had problems with them and they only had 5 round loaded. I'm assuming it's designed for the Tapco extended mags.
Yugo's I've found to be front heavy, but otherwise I think the SKS is a pretty well balanced and fast pointing rifle. They aren't going to be as agile as a tactical-elite-super-duty-lightweight-QCB AR-15 model, but for the bargain battle rifle that they are, they're great.Problem is that the sks is really front-heavy, and usually suffers from a bad trigger.
A lot of these aftermarket kits improve the balance and feel. And I haven't seen many sks rifles that aren't scratch and debt specials dug out of a korean rice paddy... Rather get a new stock.