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Old 09-25-2008, 06:12 AM   #21
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*Edit Damn after cleaning it I and lubeing it up it gets caught on the plastic Magazine...Granted It probably won't be as bad if actual bullets in there but you know either way. I want to test that out but I'm scared to put a round in the chamber lol.
You know the sks has a last bullet hold open, right? After the last round is shot off, the bolt is SUPPOSED to catch and stay open, so you can load more rounds using your stripper clips. Then, when you've pushed your rounds off the clip and into the mag, you pull back on the bolt and then let it go. It loads the first round, and then you can start shooting again.

By the way, for a few bucks, you can buy fake bullets called snap caps or zoom caps. They will let you practice loading, cycling, unloading and dry firing your rifle without the danger of using real ammo (or no ammo - which some firing pins don't like).
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Oh, and I just read the post about you not liking the stripper clips... That's fine, but you can actually reload faster with the clips than with magazines for most russian rifles, in my opinion.

Maybe because the AK47 mags and gun well are not the most user friendly (and the sks was not designed to use removable mags), but I can use stripper clips a LOT faster with practice.

I'm not trying to sway you away from your removable clips, just saying that you shouldn't underestimate the stripper clip!

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That isn't what I'm talking about...that I know that thing is supposed to catch as always.

But it's rubbing against the plastic mag lever. It may be nothing but still it's very annoyying.

And I know of snap caps but I haven't really looked for any but I might go ahead and do that thanks.

And I never said I didn't like stripper clips. I don't think that was me.

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Since your new to the SKS, I'll give you a little advice that will save you some money. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON SKS MAGS, I've had 3 of them and only one of them worked but only worked for about a year and fired only about 100 rounds. I never left it loaded or dropped it, it just stopped working. I bought 2 more after that and neither one of them would chamber a round. Using stripper clips will work, you can get pretty fast loading it with practice. I would advise against firing really fast with the SKS, it gets pretty damn hot after just 10 or so rounds. Getting a rifle hot and continuing to fire it causes problems.

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What about Tapco? I heard good things about those.

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What about Tapco? I heard good things about those.
This is just our advice. Go with the tapco if you want to. We hope it works well for you. I've just never seen an sks removable mag that I've liked. If you want a removable mag, go to www.classicarms.us and get one of their $349 AK specials right now. Then save up for a bunch of mags or a drum and have a blast!!! But the sks and mags? Not for me...
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I don't want an AK and I've already modified my SKS to accept external magazines....if I don't like it I'll just go back to internal later on....but we'll just find out. I don't like AKs to much. I only bought the Yugo because it's a good starter rifle.

The next rifle I get that is assault class will be in 2009 when the Bushmaster ACR comes out and I'll probably convert that to 7.62X39MM as well or buy both parts so I can interchange them any dang time I want.

I like that rifle.

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Jiro:
While quickly skimming these three pages, I did not notice any mention of The SKS website:
"SKSboards.com".

Many of the contributors know the SKS so well, that they might have used their rifles as pillows. Many of them are spec-ialists or true masters. Why was the s word edited out with all letters in sequence?

Also, "Simonov.net" or .com.
I have no idea whether most states allow an owner to remove the grenade launcher and bayonet.
After Halloween you might see one or two floating in small bodies of water.
Fun targets. Now only $4.00 at Kroger.

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Haha. The thing shot like a dream but I did have one problem. It had a tendency to shoot two rounds with one trigger pull. I might have a mechanical problem with it right now.

Probably need to take it to a gun smith but otherwise that was fun! Thought I was shooting full auto when it show two bullets twice.

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Check mine out,



SKS Fiberforce stock-- $70.00
SKS Bi-pod--$20.00 at Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot

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