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Old 12-17-2009, 10:08 PM   #1
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Shot my sks for the first time a couple of weekends ago. Shot well, but my forward hand got short burst of heat. I had a 20 and 30 round detachable mag and got going pretty good when i felt this. Anyone else have this issue? Barrel must have gotten fairly hot. Any suggestions other than slowing down. Thats not very fun.
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Old 12-17-2009, 10:43 PM   #2
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Not sure exactly what you mean but shooting 20 to 30 continuous rds,out of any semi-auto rifle will cause the barrel and the gas tube to get hot,some rifles take even less.

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Old 12-17-2009, 11:55 PM   #3
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When it bursts into flames, you should worry!
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You talking about the upper handguard---the one that has the piston
tube running through the middle?

I've got an SKS D model Sporter--the one that was made to take AK
mags. 120 fast rounds (4 30 rd mags) and my upper handguard did
burst into flames. Replaced the wood one with a perforated metal
one. No more problems. Now the stock smokes a bit, and the paint
kind of blisters, but the handguard stays tolerably cool.
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Old 12-18-2009, 11:33 PM   #5
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Thanks guys. I knew the barrel would get hot, I just didn't realize i would feel it. My old sks was a fixed 10 rounder, could put them thru it as fast as i could pull and never felt a thing.
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My Romey AK barrel will run at ~375 F after 2 - 30rd mags of bump-fire.

Wear a glove or attach a forward handle for the win.

Get her dirty, then clean her so she starts to respect you. When her trust is complete, she will serve you well for a lifetime!

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