+1I, personally, can charge a 10 round sks mag with a stripper clip quite a bit faster than I can rock&lock a mag into an AK. Think about it spatially too. 30 clipped rounds only takes a fraction more space than 30 naked rounds. But 30 rounds in a detachable magazine? Especially one of the duck bill mags? depending on your size and the type of jeans you prefer, you ought to be able to fit 30-50 stripper clipped rounds in each front pocket. If you wear cargo pants, you can seriously load yourself down.
the bolt holds back, the stripper fits into the guide, you press down with the thumb, remove the clip, pull the bolt back and let her fly... all faster than can be read. It's actually very very convenient once you're accustomed.
Converting a standard SKS to AK Mag-fed is not simple, easy or cheap, requires welding and extensive modification to the stock. Better off trying to find an "M" or "D" model with this conversion already done at the factory.I am considering buying an sks shortly and have been considering converting it to detachable mag,
Actually, no it isn't. It is a very different mechanism. An SKS will never be an AK no matter how much tacticool crap is hung on it."Why, it's like a cheap AK!".
all the smith did was drop the trigger group and pull the fixed mag. He half field stripped your gun, and charged you for it.The problem I have had is getting the mag stuck in the stock, to tight. I don't know if it's AK or what, I paid a smith to do it. It does have a duckbill tho.