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whats up with my SKS?

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I got a pretty nice Romainian SKS w/(short)scope. I shot it a little bit today (30 rounds) and still didn't get the scope completly sighted in yet. but I did notice it has a problem. I don't think its ejecting the spent cases correctly, when I fire it it catches the spent case in the bolt and or bolt carrier. I don't know why, I'm thinking maybe the case is bounceing off the scope but i don't know it is a short scope, going back twords the action and geeting caught by the bolt a/o bolt carrier. so I have only been shooting it single shot because it keeps jamming like that (even with only shooting it single shot)(although I was able to shoot 2 or 3 shots in a row once, and it caught the 3rd case in the bolt). does anyone have an idea why it is doing this? I really would like to shoot a whole 10 round mag out of this thing (continuaously, not haveing to un-jam the spent case after each shot)
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Regarding the recoil spring-

Make sure the Spring Retaining Cap is facing forward(it's the "cap"that holds the recoil spring together with the spring guide.

But, also check the Little Piston and the accompanying Spring. This is being held in place by the gas tube takedown latch on the gas block(the little piston is inside the gas block). It's possible that the little spring is weak or broken. Use a finger to hold the piston in place(it's under spring tension), and then swing the takedown latch all the way up, counterclockwise. Clean the interior and the sping and piston.
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