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SKS Feed Problems

OK for the obvious 20 round magazine that is still allowed in these parts. Gun functions fine EXCEPT the round on the left side of the magazine butts up against the receiver. The round stacked on the right functions fine. I do have the original Russian mag.... "somewhere" but parts unknown.
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Does the bolt get hung? Or it wont charge?
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Does the bolt get hung? Or it wont charge?
It won't feed, nose of bullet wont rise the 1/4 or less of an inch to go into chamber
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I would find the original magazine and try that. I bet your issue goes away.
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I would find the original magazine and try that. I bet your issue goes away.
You're probably right but I liked the idea of the 20 rounder... great for a shtf rifle should the nutters ever want to wander into Snuffy Smith territory. This alongside the duckbill .... well you know what I mean. These things if you can even find them aren't cheap.
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Those 20 round aftermarket mags are not known to be trouble free. Some are fine, others not so much. You may be able to tweak the feed lips to improve reliability.
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Those 20 round aftermarket mags are not known to be trouble free. Some are fine, others not so much. You may be able to tweak the feed lips to improve reliability.
That's an idea..... maybe bend the follower up a smidget.
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Love my SKS, need to watch for the slam-fire, though.
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I played around with a detachable 30 round SKS mag for a while. I was never really satisified with it so I put the original back on. Loading with those stripper clips can be pretty quick and efficient
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Check to make sure the magazine is fully seated in the receiver. If it looks OK then try gently (less is more) bending the feed lips on the left side a little at a time until the bullet's nose clears the feed ramp edge. If you go to far, all of your rounds may fly out of the top. Maybe find the functioning magazine if your are not sure. Install it and watch how the rounds feed in that one to get a clear understanding of how it should work. I am not a gunsmith! If you are unsure or uncomfortable maybe consult with one.
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