Are tapco 20 round SKS magazines detatchable?


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Redneck with a 40
May 5, 2007, 06:53 PM
I'm looking at buying the Tapco T-6 stock for my SKS, as well as the 20 round magazine. My only question, is this magazine detatchable? The stock is cool as hell and with the hi-cap magazine, it looks like a sweet set-up.

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rkh
May 5, 2007, 07:03 PM
Please don't spoil your SKS by fitting it out with a bunch of aftermarket junk.

Seriously, none of the high-cap mags operate as reliably as the stock 10 'rounder.

Redneck with a 40
May 5, 2007, 07:14 PM
I'm not doing anything negative buy buying the tapco T-6 stock or the 20 round magazine. The stock fits the gun with no modifications, as does the magazine. From what I have heard, the tapco 20 round magazines are reliable, they have perfected the design. I like the fact that the tapco stock has a 6 position adjustable stock as well as a pistol grip = much more ergonomic. I will keep my wood stock, if I want to go back to the wood stock for any reason, it will take all of 10 minutes to do it.:neener: There are no modifications to the gun with this set-up, its all "drop in".:D

tmajors
May 5, 2007, 07:31 PM
The Tapco 20 rounders are built from the ground up with the entire purpose of relieving the problem of detachable mags on the SKS. Haven't tried em personally but if anything works properly it will be them.

I'm still looking for an SKS with a beat up stock to put Tapco furniture on.

saltydog
May 5, 2007, 09:02 PM
I have heard allot of people say they function perfectly. I have yet to try one but i'm sure they do with no mods!. I have 3-37 round USA mags in my Chinese carbine that work flawlessly along with a no name 20 rounder and a Zytel RPB 20 rounder that worked only when I did a 8-4 ramp job on the chamber entrance. I have also done the bolt modification that allows me to remove the detachable mags without the need to have the bolt locked back (Thank you Lollygagger for that valuable information). Why did I do this? Because I don't have anything better to do and I don't put much collecters value on the rifle as there are a billion of them things in this country. I also like to tinker and make things work were most gunowners just throw in the towel and give up. Heck if I ruin it, I'll just buy another! But what the heck, I have 2 Chinese and 4 Russian rifles if I need extra's. :)

saltydog
May 5, 2007, 10:23 PM
Interesting that my posts just seem to disappear :rolleyes:

saltydog
May 5, 2007, 10:24 PM
Now its back?:confused:

Damn the Man
May 5, 2007, 10:48 PM
I have one of those stocks. Love it.

I have those mags, and I hate em. They sit in the corner unused. They do detatch, clumsy and awkwardly. It's not like you can carry them around. They have those big extentions protruding out of them.

BTW, those detatchables make the SKS illegal. By replacing the attatched mag with a detatchable the rifle is then subject to the 922 statute. It can then only have one other assault weapon feature, either a pistol grip or a telescoping stock. You've got an illegal firearm, and if a sheriff or officer ever saw it you've got a federal offense on your hands.

I paid five dollars for a dozen stripper clips. I can carry a case of ammo in a stripper clip vest, and reload my stock ten round magazine top side faster than you could ever switch out one of those detatchables. That's how the Chinese outfitted thier whole army. Just something to think about.

MMcfpd
May 5, 2007, 11:20 PM
While I wish you well with your magazines, there is an aspect of the stock 10 rounder versus detachables scenario I hadn't thought of until reading this thread.

I'm of the stripper clip school, and when I go to the range, I typically take a .30 cal. ammo can for each gun I'm taking. Tomorrow morning I'll go and take 420 ready-to-go rounds with me:
http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s95/MMcfpd/HPIM0116.jpg

It looks like I could probably get another 40 in there.

csspecs
May 5, 2007, 11:31 PM
BTW, those detatchables make the SKS illegal. By replacing the attatched mag with a detatchable the rifle is then subject to the 922 statute. It can then only have one other assault weapon feature, either a pistol grip or a telescoping stock. You've got an illegal firearm, and if a sheriff or officer ever saw it you've got a federal offense on your hands.

You have 922r and the 94 AWB confused, with 922r you can't have any "evil features" unless you reduce your parts count to 10 or less.

So if you have a US made stock and magazine you only need to replace two of the following: operating rod, gas piston, muzzle device.

Tapco has a handy little site
http://www.tapco.com/section922r.aspx

And you can order the two replacement parts here
http://www.tapco.com/catalog.aspx?id=240

I own a yugo 59/66 and I recommend leaving it as it is.

Redneck with a 40
May 6, 2007, 01:50 AM
I haven't ordered this stuff yet and after reading the replies here, I'm not going too.:D I also have 20 stripper clips for my SKS, the rifle works great as is, I've decided not to mess with it.:D

I'm going to spend the same amount of money that I would have spent on the SKS stock, on 357 mag reloading components. I've got the itch to load some 357 rounds, so thats what I'm gonna do instead.:D

tmajors
May 6, 2007, 01:52 AM
What csspecs said.

Most SKS's available fall under the Curio and Relic laws which means you can import them in their original configuration. Now if you remove or add anything to the SKS then it is no longer C&R and then falls under 922r, meaning you have to replace parts until the import (original) parts are 10 items or less.

The SKS I believe is 18 parts including the bayonet, 17 if you don't get a bayonet like most Norinco's. That means you gotta replace 8 parts. Also I think flat removal counts, ie removing the grenade sights on a Yugo or filing off the bayonet lug on a Norinco. But again once you do either you gotta go full out and replace the remaining parts to get down to 10 or less.

In replacing all those parts you could have every single one of the "evil features" on the gun you can manage to squeeze on there because the '94 Assault Weapons Ban (AWB) expired in 2004 meaning none of the "evil features" are illegal any longer.

saltydog
May 6, 2007, 10:12 AM
While I wish you well with your magazines, there is an aspect of the stock 10 rounder versus detachables scenario I hadn't thought of until reading this thread.

Nothing wrong with stripper clips as the weapon was designed for it. Fun little rifle to shoot. I did mine to prove that you could , without a doubt, make a duck bill mag work in an SKS even though I don't put a whole lot of shooting time in on them. I like them because they are a cheap reliable gun and I can have more than one. Kid's love them too. I'll take an AK over the SKS on any day. I definately leave my original 10 rounder in it when it is in storage, I wouldn't want it to put my M1A to shame :)

rugerdude
May 6, 2007, 06:50 PM
Looks like you need to keep an eye on what your SKS and M1A are doing together!:eek:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c62/rugerdude/DSCF3786.jpg

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