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5 years 5 weeks ago, 9:51 AM

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They look pretty fast in the demos that I have seen.

5 years 5 weeks ago, 10:56 AM

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the Tapco and the ProMag ones are ok.the metal ones i have tried are junk.but the best reliable way is using stripper clips with the factory mag.and you dont have to modify the wood stock for the aftermarket mags.

5 years 5 weeks ago, 10:22 PM

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When I used it for the first and only time, I was not using stripper clips, but then again I was not shooting the SKS only, I had limited time on the range (only home for a 14 day period) and wanted to shoot all of the guns I had/purchased while in Iraq)...so I didn't shoot the SKS for hours on end. I have ordered stripper clips and next time will give it a shot with those. I can see it will make things easier, but still doesn't eliminate the need to stop and reload after ten shots. I just wanted to know if anybody had undergone this process...that's all. Greasy, have you modified a wood SKS stock then? It was definitely as fun to shoot as anything else if not more fun. I did like the mossberg shotgun though...that was a blast as well.

Thanks guys, I will just leave it alone and try to get the rear site from coming out...other than that, I loved it!

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5 years 5 weeks ago, 10:54 PM

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you shouldnt have to modify the stock to fit magazines.i dont know where you heard this or read it but it has not been something i have had to do.i have used magazines in yugo,russian and chinese SKS rifles.after you get used to the stripper clips,you will find that they are easier and faster to use than magazines.been there done that.

5 years 5 weeks ago, 11:20 PM

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Senor...thanks again

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5 years 3 weeks ago, 3:17 PM

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Pkato wrote:
Has anyone tried to replace the fixed mag on an SKS with a Tapco 20 round or any other type of magazine? I have been reading about it, but from what I can find, it works fine with no alterations as long as you have a synthetic stock (which I don't). I have read that it will work on a wooden stock with slight modification. My most important question is, would this be worth it or would you just stick with the fixed 10-round magazine. I did get tired of reloading last time out, but not enough to stop me from shooting the thing. But I thought about a bigger magazine while shooting and my brother also mentioned it...just curious

I realize this is an old topic, but I just joined the site. I own 8 SKS rifles. Four are the Yugo 59/66 models and four are Chinese Norinco versions. I have two of each with wood stocks and two of each with the aftermarket synthetic style stocks. The larger capacity magazines will fit the wood stocks fine, but you have to properly remove the original fixed magazine and you can go to the ATI Stocks web site and get photos and instructions on how to do this.
http://www.atigunstocks.com/documents/instruction-sheets/SKS0200C2_instr...

Just a note, I have tried many different brands of magazines in my SKS rifles, both polymer and metal from 10 round to 50 round capacities. The only magazines that work consistently well with the Yugo's are the Tapco 20 rounders. The others will ALWAYS misfeed at some point. However, the Chinese version SKS rifles seem to work flawlessly with any SKS magazine. I fired my 'paratrooper' model Norinco SKS two days ago at my local range. It is not bad for a short-barrel carbine. For the price, the SKS is a heck of an automatic rifle, not as good as an AK47 in my opinion, but the SKS is a respectable rifle for around or under $300.

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