The amount of pressure on the follower is not going to change unless you get a different weight mag spring. Turning the spring so that it ends in the front of follower is just changing the angle of the round .I forgot to mention that before I turned the spring to the front, the bullettip was hitting the front inside top part of my mag,leaving grooves on the mag. I turned the spring to end in the front of the follower and the rounds now clear the front inside of the top of the mag.
There are cases in which turning around the spring could well increase the angle of feed -and chamber some rounds (usually the last) in a magazine who's mating in a firearm is being problematic. It is more of a indication of a problem
-than a "fix
". This is usually a trait of poorly designed and/or produced magazines.
The Tapco magazine is both well designed and appears produced with care. Further, the design of it's follower is a very "positive
" one -meaning, it appears to rise to a solid
", and is designed to NOT be "dragged" forward, as you see in many aftermarket designes. It also is positive in it's BHO function
It should (and I know I'm saying "should") NOT had the front of the follower anywhere near where a round could impact the mag body on loading.
Considering this, without examining the magazine, the most common observation would be to assume one of the following:
(1) Some plastic "flash" from the molding process is somehow retarding the follower's movement -meaning, trim it.
(2) The magazine was damaged from a attempt to place it in/out of the action with the BOLT/CARRIER FORWARD.
(3) The spring is TOO WEAK ("sacked") due to whatever reason.
I suspect the latter. aftermarket springs don'rt appear to be as consistent in their production as milspec ones. You might switch springs and see what happens.
I'm sure Tapco would have addressed the problem if you returned th magazine.
The bottom line I'm trying to say here, again, is that turning the spring around is NOT A "FIX". The magazines are designed to work positively with the spring contacting the rear of the follower.
P.S -The other SKS mazazine function glitches that some experience (No! I'm not alying these on you.) are:
(4) Failure to "set" the magazine well in th action.
(5) Poor loading technique (incorrectly "easing" the bolt/carrier forward.
I had guessed, correctly evidently, that you were using a Yugo 59/66 -as they can be more problematic (in my opinion) with aftermarket magazine use. This could complicate the problems you've experienced further -this often being associated with the Yugo 59/66 being "on the line" of malfucntion because of worn gas systems..With this post, I am going to let the topic go. It's Tapco's mag -I'll leave any further input to them.