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Old 01-11-2010, 8:54 PM
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Question is it worth the trouble to configure an SKS to accept mags

or are stripper clips just as good/fast since its 10 rounds already. the internal box magazine
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Old 01-11-2010, 8:56 PM
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A SKS with a detachable magazine is a AW. Stripper clips are fairly quick. Get a featureless AK if you want to run AK mags.
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Old 01-11-2010, 9:08 PM
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A SKS with a detachable magazine is a AW. Stripper clips are fairly quick. Get a featureless AK if you want to run AK mags.
think im just gonna run with a vanilla SKS then.

pros of stripper clips
+no moving parts or springs
+cheap to obtain
+top load can be done in like 2 seconds


-some stripper clips may not take certain ammo due to its poor deisgn
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Old 01-11-2010, 9:13 PM
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It's only an SKS if the reciever is marked as such, otherwise you can convert it to use mags (such as a Yugo).
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Old 01-11-2010, 9:14 PM
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Are you sure about that? I hope someone else chimes in...
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Old 01-11-2010, 9:14 PM
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I think the SKS is perfect the way it is good design easy enough to load.
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I have read that they are also hard to make work correctly after converting. Haven't done it myself, but I remember reading that somewhere.
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Old 01-11-2010, 9:21 PM
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SKS with strippers is GTG... and much better than the aftermarket mags IMHO...just run it the way it is... great guns...
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You would be better off getting a saiga then converting a SKS since it is illegal to do so
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It is legal to convert a Zestava model 59/66 and 59 (Yugo Siminov rifle) to use detachable mags. They are not listed and have no AW features and are the same as any other OLL.

Now the mods are extensive if you want to use AK mags, and aftermarket "duck bill mags" are known to have function issues and having to pull the bolt carrier back just to insert a mag sucks balls.
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think im just gonna run with a vanilla SKS then.

pros of stripper clips
+no moving parts or springs
+cheap to obtain
+top load can be done in like 2 seconds


-some stripper clips may not take certain ammo due to its poor deisgn



What poor design? Far as i know, there is only ONE type of stripper clip for the 762x39 and it works pretty damn good.
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It is legal to convert a Zestava model 59/66 and 59 (Yugo Siminov rifle) to use detachable mags. They are not listed and have no AW features and are the same as any other OLL.

Now the mods are extensive if you want to use AK mags, and aftermarket "duck bill mags" are known to have function issues and having to pull the bolt carrier back just to insert a mag sucks balls.
correct, i've heard this many times from the right people ALTHOUGH they DO NOT advise it wise to do so unless you are prepared to fight in court as some idiot cop will be sure to try and get you on this.

IMHO a saiga is just as good for detachable mags and its featureless. of course as the fight for 2A rights go on, the advise in being able to use them might change. Its kinda like building RRA or Colt ar-15 parts guns, although they are off list, they are very similar to named assault weapons that it can get confusing. just don't mess with detachable mags in guns marked SKS
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The short answer is "no".
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I actually really like bone stock SKS's. The stripper clips really grew on me. The clips are cheap, you can keep several loaded with no ill effects or mag damage. I personally have learned to load them really fast.

I also have an AR-15 with bullet button and 10 round mags. Sure my AR is more modern but I can load and fire my SKS quicker because with each mag dump on the AR you gotta use a tool to drop it, not an SKS. Shoot 30 rounds out of an AR you need 3 mags and take the time to use a tool twice. Sks is much more streamlined in that process.

SKS's are great guns here in CAL with our laws. I think they are more effective firepower wise than CA legal AK's or AR's due to stripper clips.
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or are stripper clips just as good/fast since its 10 rounds already. the internal box magazine
Trade it for a sporter saiga or even better, a vz.58.
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The SKS is a great rifle. I would take it over a Saiga any day. Leave it stock and just shoot it.
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The SKS is a great rifle. I would take it over a Saiga any day. Leave it stock and just shoot it.
+100 You can carry more ammo in strippers too. Leave it as is.
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Leave the SKS stock and use stripper clips.


If you do have a Zasatava M59 or M59/66 and wanted to convert it to magazine fed, you also have to comply with the Federal 922r parts requirements and you have to configure the converted rifle to not be in violation with PC 12276.1. IMO... too much work. Keep it stock and use the stripper clips.
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What poor design? Far as i know, there is only ONE type of stripper clip for the 762x39 and it works pretty damn good.
i had some stripper clips for my mosin nagant and they were bent out of shape lol. i just got new ones for cheaper
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