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11/20/2019 5:07:11 PM
Posted: 6/19/2007 6:27:20 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/19/2007 6:27:47 AM EST by GOBLIN1]
with stripper clips or the so-called detachable mags. I just got my SKS and don't know if it's worth the cost to go to the detachable mags.
Link Posted: 6/19/2007 6:30:17 AM EST
Are you trying to load 10 rounds or 30?
Link Posted: 6/19/2007 6:31:21 AM EST
It's faster and more reliable to use the stock 10 rounder.
Link Posted: 6/19/2007 6:31:27 AM EST
IMO keep it stock. Much cooler that way.

Plus the detachable mags are a PITA.
Link Posted: 6/19/2007 6:33:14 AM EST

Originally Posted By 1911ftw:
Are you trying to load 10 rounds or 30?


Well,since it's a time question, I would say 10 rds on both types.
Link Posted: 6/19/2007 6:37:33 AM EST
Personally , i've scrapped the 20-30rd mags for the stock 10rd mag........Mags are what aks and ARs are for.

I've neve had much luck with the 30rd mag, the best thing i figure would of been a 20 or 30rd mag and then use strippers to charge it...but i've never got that to work well.
Link Posted: 6/19/2007 6:46:08 AM EST
The detachable are crap, and not legal on all SKS's.
Link Posted: 6/19/2007 6:48:53 AM EST
My guess is you could probally reload with the 10rnd stripper clips nearly as fast (with some practice.) I would keep your SKS with the 10rnd mag it came with.
Link Posted: 6/19/2007 6:50:14 AM EST
This advice works for more than one question:

"Strippers are faster"
Link Posted: 6/19/2007 6:52:20 AM EST
Tried both. 10 rd stripper clips all the way.

You might try the Chinese 20 rd fixed mag. Has a nifty star on it. I think you could only put in 10 then the bolt would charge the rifle but you could load it from downstairs. Put in say 15-17 for a trunk or got-to gun with empty chamber and not worry about the spring being overloaded long term.

Could still go pretty low prone too.
Link Posted: 6/19/2007 6:54:35 AM EST
leave it stock
Link Posted: 6/19/2007 7:01:47 AM EST

Originally Posted By LuvBUSHmaster:


"Strippers are faster"


And are easy to work with
Link Posted: 6/19/2007 7:04:30 AM EST

Originally Posted By GOBLIN1:
with stripper clips or the so-called detachable mags. I just got my SKS and don't know if it's worth the cost to go to the detachable mags.
I have detachable 30 round mags no trouble at all.
Link Posted: 6/19/2007 7:35:22 AM EST

Originally Posted By Badass03:

Originally Posted By LuvBUSHmaster:


"Strippers are faster"


And are easy to work with


Unless you're on the lacrosse team...
Link Posted: 6/19/2007 7:56:51 AM EST

Originally Posted By Ohio:

Originally Posted By Badass03:

Originally Posted By LuvBUSHmaster:


"Strippers are faster"


And are easy to work with


Unless you're on the lacrosse team...


And your last name is Nifong
Link Posted: 6/19/2007 8:00:25 AM EST

Originally Posted By HSimpson:
Tried both. 10 rd stripper clips all the way.

You might try the Chinese 20 rd fixed mag. Has a nifty star on it. I think you could only put in 10 then the bolt would charge the rifle but you could load it from downstairs. Put in say 15-17 for a trunk or got-to gun with empty chamber and not worry about the spring being overloaded long term.

Could still go pretty low prone too.


Magazine springs dont' wear out from the compression from being left "loaded".
Mag springs wear out from use of loading, unloading, loading, unloading, etc.
So you can keep 'em loaded up from now on, and empty mag does keep oneself safe.
Link Posted: 6/19/2007 8:09:57 AM EST
I have two 30 rd and two 20's.

I shoot the two thirties, first. Then, after blasting through the two 20 rounders, I use stripper clips to load ten rounds at at time from that point on.

I DID get a "speed-loader" for my SKS mags, too. I haven't tried it yet. But, it LOOKS like it oughta' work pretty well.

My SKS is not necessarily my "go to" gun, however. And . . . yes! I have it "all buggered up" with a compensator, folding stock, scope and bi-pod! It's painted, too! (Easy enough to return it to it's original condition, though!)
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