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Posted: 11/30/2020 4:03:15 PM EDT


Just watched this video from Jerry, saw him drop the integral mag and hand load 5 rounds, one at a time.  I've had an SKS for over 20 years and never knew this could be done.  I have always had stripper clips and loaded from the top, or an M model that loaded with mags.

Learn something new everyday.
Link Posted: 11/30/2020 4:22:46 PM EDT
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I will stick with my stripper clips.
Link Posted: 11/30/2020 9:46:11 PM EDT
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Video doesn't work (???)
Link Posted: 11/30/2020 10:06:18 PM EDT
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This is how I normally load my SKS, I can only get 9 rds in that way though. Are they all like that or am I a retard and doing it wrong ?

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1954 Tula.
Link Posted: 11/30/2020 11:55:52 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By kmad2001:
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Presto!  Fixed.

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Link Posted: 12/1/2020 12:11:11 AM EDT
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just because you can doesn't make it the best way. Does it work... Sure.

Regardless the stripper clips are cheap and quicker.  I need to get my Yugo out and shot it some more.
Link Posted: 12/1/2020 12:59:31 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Pointman91:  This is how I normally load my SKS, I can only get 9 rds in that way though. Are they all like that or am I a retard and doing it wrong ?

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1954 Tula.
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We call it a 10 round magazine, just as we say a Grand has an 8 round magazine.  The Garand magazine actually holds 7 - whenever the bolt goes forward it chambers the top round, meaning the magazine never holds 8 w/ the bolt closed.  I think the SKS is the same way.
Link Posted: 12/1/2020 8:38:48 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By mks99:
just because you can doesn't make it the best way. Does it work... Sure.

Regardless the stripper clips are cheap and quicker.  I need to get my Yugo out and shot it some more.
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I don't really think there is a right or wrong way, just two different methods.

IMO , for range use, it's easier to just drop them in than loading the stripper clips and then loading , but to each his own.
Link Posted: 12/1/2020 11:02:11 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By backbencher:

We call it a 10 round magazine, just as we say a Grand has an 8 round magazine.  The Garand magazine actually holds 7 - whenever the bolt goes forward it chambers the top round, meaning the magazine never holds 8 w/ the bolt closed.  I think the SKS is the same way.
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Good point, and great example.
Link Posted: 12/1/2020 8:28:38 PM EDT
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An old RI saying...”I don’t grade on technique. I grade on performance.”
Link Posted: 12/2/2020 2:05:35 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By backbencher:


We call it a 10 round magazine, just as we say a Grand has an 8 round magazine.  The Garand magazine actually holds 7 - whenever the bolt goes forward it chambers the top round, meaning the magazine never holds 8 w/ the bolt closed.  I think the SKS is the same way.
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Don't know about the M1 but with an SKS you can load 10 rounds push down the top cartridge and close the bolt on an empty chamber.
Link Posted: 12/3/2020 2:35:41 PM EDT
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I can get 10rds in them just fine. Only issue is staggering  them to match the step of the follower.

Also a reason he has issues firing his.
Link Posted: 12/4/2020 2:57:12 PM EDT
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Don't buy those junk Chinese strippers from nstar etc.. they stink... the bnx off of ebay seem to the best..
Link Posted: 5/8/2021 7:41:44 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By backbencher:


We call it a 10 round magazine, just as we say a Grand has an 8 round magazine.  The Garand magazine actually holds 7 - whenever the bolt goes forward it chambers the top round, meaning the magazine never holds 8 w/ the bolt closed.  I think the SKS is the same way.
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I've charged my mag and closed the bolt on an empty chamber with all my SKS's.
That's how my truck gun SKS is normally loaded.
Link Posted: 5/8/2021 7:53:09 PM EDT
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SKS complete review and history with Jerry Miculek (4K UHD)
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