|Purchased a couple of these to try out, as I had many problems with the steel and "other" composite magazines (30 rounders).
The original 5 that I purchased have performed flawlessly after well over 2,000 rounds, and I expect them to last MUCH longer. Hardly any wear on the follower at all, and the mags still fit snugly- no rattle.
Previous posts regarding soft point ammunition are right on the mark- Wolf 154gr ammo does not feed reliably in my rifle (yugo sks) This is not a fault of the Tapco magazine, but rather the rifle itself- tried with the factory fixed 10rd mag, and still no dice. Tried with the wolf 123gr SP and problem solved. This rifle has a twist rate intended for 123gr ammo, so accuracy would suffer with a 154gr bullet anyways.
To those that would prefer to remove their magazine without waiting for the bolt to lock back- there are two indentations on the bolt that engage the magazine feed lips- grind these off, and you now have a rifle that can attach/detach magazines with the bolt closed. (inserting a 20rd mag with bolt closed is difficult, best to load to 19rds if attempting this) Those familiar with the SKS-D/SKS-M from Norinco will immediately notice the difference in bolt shape from other SKS variants- it is this difference that allows the SKS-M/SKS-D to receive a magazine with the bolt closed.|