On this part of the planet, we can only legally own an SKS with a 5 shot magazine.
Is it possible to store this weopon with the five round mag full, bolt open?
Then, to fire: all that'd be needed is to cock / load a round (*safety* off) pull trigger.
My question is - -over time - does this cause weakening / softening of the spring in the mag?
I have a Remington 870 that I keep loaded, 4 in the tube , one in the breech, slide open = been told this is called "Cruiser ready".
Hope to find some similiar system for the SKS = 'ready too use' - - as soon as possible?
GUess the bigger question is "in what state do people here keep their SKS' for ready use?"