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carnestopher 02-22-2013 07:22 AM

SKS question
Now that my AK is pretty much where I want it, I've been looking for a new project gun. I found a good deal on an SKS but it has an attached magazine. Is that removable to accommodate higher capacity magazines?

Rick1967 02-22-2013 07:36 AM

Yes. You can get a Tapco 20 round removeable mag. There is also a 20 round fixed mag available. I think it is a surplus item. Chinese if I remember corectly.

SSGN_Doc 02-23-2013 03:54 PM

Yes there are higher capacity detachable mags out there but the most reliable mags seem to be the military 10 and 20 round mags that are fixed. The 20 rounders to be found are usually Chinese.

hiwall 02-23-2013 08:14 PM

I have heard that the fixed mags are fast to load with stripper clips.

FlGaline 02-23-2013 10:14 PM


Originally Posted by hiwall (Post 1150507)
I have heard that the fixed mags are fast to load with stripper clips.

That are rather quick to load with the stripper s , but if you can get the extended mags to work great in your sks, then why not do it . They look alot cooler as well. If have 30 & 40 rounders for mine and haven't had any issues with mine at all.

Tackleberry1 02-23-2013 10:34 PM

Removal of the fixed mag requires removal o the trigger group. Depress the button behind the trigger guard at it should pop up and rock out of position.

One out, the fixed mag will lift out. Simply reinstall the trigger group and your ready for use with detachable magazines.

I've found the 25 and 30 rounders to be the most reliable. My 40 rounder does have the occasional FTF.

Good Luck


mongo43 02-25-2013 05:22 AM

The SKS will work the best with the fixed mag and stripper clips.

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