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Old 12-02-2012, 01:54 AM   #1
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Default What do you think the best SKS magazine is?

I would like to ask you all what you think the best magazine for the SKS is. Do you think the attached magazine is the best or if not what magazine do you think is better.

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The original military issued mag is the best mag for reliability.

If you want higher capacity, there were Chinese 20 round mags that were attached just like the original.

If you want to use AK mags, either find one of the less common Chinese SKSs that actually has a mag well built from teh factory to accept AK mags. Other wise if the high capacity and ability to use AK mags is so important...........get an AK.

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The best Chinese SKS mag ever made is the Type 63 20rd with the bolt hold open. I have a couple of them that I use in my Ak when bench shooting. Only problem is they're around $60+ if you can find them. I picked mine up years ago when they were cheap, but should've gotten a few xtra.

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Probably the original stripper clips are most reliable

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There has been enough electricity used posting about problems w/ detachable mags for the SKS to power the city of Armarillo for a month. As already said up there ^^^- stick with the original fixed mag- or buy an AK.

It s like teaching your cat to play poker- even if the cat learns, he will not play well.

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There has been enough electricity used posting about problems w/ detachable mags for the SKS to power the city of Armarillo for a month. As already said up there ^^^- stick with the original fixed mag- or buy an AK.

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The mag the rifle was built with.

Should have a matching serial #...

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Stripper clips are more tactical anyway you can carry alot more ammo weighs alot less and they where made for the rifle and they are alot cheaper and inexpensive you can also re use them . But sks magazines on the other hand are big , clunky heavy have a weird ass duckbill and you need to modify your rifle to get it to fit properly requires sanding grinding ect mags might be too lose or too tight also causes misfeeds double feeds and more prone to jaming then the original stripper clips

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ar15shooter, I believe your question was which was the best mag made for the SKS? The best mag made for them was the Type 63. Naturally it was made for the select fire Type 63 rifle, but if you have an SKS that had been converted to accept AK mags then this mag would be fine used in both the SKS and the AK. I've been using them for years in my AK and found them to be totally reliable and convenient with the bolt hold open. If your rifle is the standard SKS then you should use it as is. These 2 websites will answer all your questions regarding this.
www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_63_assault_rifle
www.sksboards.com/smf/index.php?topic=48971.0

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my norinco triangle 26 has the stock 10 rounder in it, i have had terrible luck with duck bill mags, but who needs em anyway, i now have an AK.

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