Well my question is has any one successfully shorted the barrel f an SKS? I mean to like 16 inches? I was just curious because one late night while my wife was away I was extremely bored and decided that mine would look much better if it had a more tactical look.. i.eâ€¦ shorter barrel. Well I did it and it looks sweet but itâ€™s not ejecting the spend rounds at all now. I was having problems with this beforehand so Iâ€™m trying to figure out if I just shouldnâ€™t have done that or if there is something to do to allow for more pressure? I tried the whole metal O-ring and that didnâ€™t work. I was wondering if I should just rebuild the whole gas system on it or if I should try to hone out the passage leading up into the valve to allow for better flow. Any ideas would be great!