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  1. 5 points
    Nobody's dirt napped me yet, mostly lurk these days to see what guys are turning out. If you ever want to have some fun, start searching ancient posts. After the sunset of the AWB I found the platform and this place. I was drawn in by conversions that Shannon and Dinzag had done. Bvamp was probably the only mod at the time and was fond of killing snow men, not cleaning his shotgun, and trading punches with a jackass named McUzi. Good times! Maybe one day The U.S. and Russia will kiss and make up and allow trade to resume, although supply has always been sketchy through the year. And drama, oh yes the drama. We managed to run off AGP, Red Jacket used to be a no name good guy, the drum mag wars with Mike D and another jackass that owned AA. Cameron (Chaos) got the shit kicked out of him when he first came on the scene for no good reason and had integrity to hang in there and build his business, Tony Rumore built a huge following around this platform and has since stepped back due to dwindling supply leaving Lonestar and Evl to fill the void for quality builders. Last, I'll leave you with the crazy old mofo from the past who's name escapes me for one of the most entertaining picture threads I ever ran across years ago. Azrial, if you still have the same profession, watch your 6 and keep the bad guys at bay. Thanks for posting this, I'd like to see who else checks in.
  2. 5 points
    Wow the ancient ones being summoned huh? Howdy old brothers! I'm still around and still doing top quality work on S-12, Vepr, and AK action components. I check PMs and lurk occasionally, sometimes make a comment or reply.... Hell I figured I'd lay off posting for awhile since even though I haven't much in years, my post count is still thousands above the next runner up I think...lol. Was last time I checked anyway. Yup still alive and well...somehow...
  3. 5 points
    I joined in 2006, this place was buzzing back then... I was 18 back then. Only person that chimed in recently that was here longer is GOB.. Thing that drives me buggy is that all the activity that was here evaporated while other forums remain fairly active. One of the things that damaged this forum was several shady companies.. There was and likely still is an attitude of not allowing bad press, but that allows companies to really screw up. Once a source of information can't be trusted the viewership will drop like a rock.. It seems today like bringing up product issues would be more accepted, but back around 2012 it was basically how you got permabanned.. Also this place is/was so laser focused on Saigas only, that it basically wrote off anything else.. These days most of my saiga-12 mag sales are for Lynx and Cheetah shotguns.. And JTS-12 mags sell about as well.. Because you can actually buy one of those guns off the shelf. We really need to condense several of the forum sections and make new sections for more active content, such as the new import shotguns. And maybe send out a few mass emails to try to get some people back in here.
  4. 4 points
    With all respect to a vet now in the ground . The true Rinos have come out. From the grave he was a self centered bitter man who would go out of his way to screw the republicans when ever he could. Trump never would kiss his rear and would call him out for who he was. Most gave him respect for being a vet and that is about it. He should have left congress when he was told he was sick for the good of his state and country but that is not who he was. The dems praised him while cursing him at the same time and he never got it. As for Trump! dredging a swamp to drain it is never a pretty thing. It is ugly and smelly and a lot of times your butt is surrounded by gators. But it is what it is, it has to be all of this if progress is being made
  5. 4 points
    Good God, there is life after death. I started lurking here late 2005 but didn't post until after I had converted my Saiga late 2008. The old days were exciting, All the mud slinging member to member, (Fight Club) and cut em up from the vendors, when the shipping boxes were too big. I thought all you had to do was remove and replace a few parts with USA made stuff to pass back then. The more I added to it, the worse it got, until I really started READING what all you guys were saying back then. HOW TO TUNE and CUSTOMIZE your Saiga. It is now my favorite shotgun I own. I have several. But nothing eats shells of whatever I put down it like my Saiga has. It gives a whole new definition of what a fun gun can be. Best of all, kinda like Burger King, I have it my way. It never would have gotten as far as it has without the expert tips, help, and parts from members, and vendors of this forum, I THANK YOU ALL for your contributions. Over the last year I am truly back from the dead, heart attack, colon removal, shingles, what a rough year it's been, but I still get a grin coming back here. I left the hospital in January and a week later I put a 5 round mag of 3" slugs in my Saiga to see if I could still shoot 5 in less than 3 sec. It sat me on my ass, but I got up with a giant hell yea, and a grin. I had lost about 65lbs, from 180 down to 123 lbs. Steadily getting back to normal, and hope to be well, and completely healed by this time next year. Cheers to all!!!!!
  6. 4 points
    I love the feeling when you fix an old/busted/worn out machine and start it up and it purrs like a kitten. I always get the warm fuzzies.
  7. 4 points
    Don’t worry guys! A double stack for the Saiga-12 is back on the table. It’s happening one way or another. I’d prefer to just license it out but I’m not going to wait much longer before I do it personally. If someone hasn’t snatched before I have the capital myself it will be me... I’d really like to move on to other things. I have a patent in the work that will rewrite the story of drums and a patent in the works that will make the recoil system of the AK-107 scamper home... Honestly I’m most excited about the recoil system because it can work with basically any rifle, shotgun, carbine, subgun or beltfed. It doesn’t take away short barrel options either like the 107 does. I suspect it will be the new standard in what people expect from a long gun. I also have another patent in the works for a different way to do a double stack shotgun mag! In my opinion an even better way! So much for impossible, lol!
  8. 4 points
    Well at least there's one less on this one.
  9. 4 points
    Just closed on roughly 40 acres of land with my wonderful wife. It is firearms related haha. I finally have my own place to shoot!
  10. 3 points
    ya know, one of the things i have realized in my short life, and ive come to appreciate is my right to bear arms and my right to free assembly as well as free speech.... business shoots are different. but the personal "lets gather" shoots i love. i used to do them every weekend back home....you hear me shooting, come on over, BRING IT. its not about competitiveness, its not about who has what, its not about yadayadayada, its that we are all on the same floor. period. forums should not be about fighting or bickering, as this is the digital form of us all standing on the firing line together, in tune together, like minded, and have the same willingness. i saw that last weekend again, and im going to remind you all of that. its ALL of us, not some of us. thats where it should be left. that simple. E Pluribus Unem.
  11. 3 points
    I'm here... Kind'a, maybe, sometimes. Damn I miss the days of high activity in here. I'm amazed Mackc keeps the lights on.
  12. 3 points
    There are times when it is rough here, but sometimes it really feels like a community of people who are on the same team. I am proud to be just a small part of it.
  13. 3 points
    Mike, if it was coming from anyone else I would not trust it. After having first hand experience with the Cat, I was most definitely not going to bother with anything Chinese that didn't have Norinco or Polytech rollmarked on it somewhere, but you just changed that. As far as K USA brushing you off when you are trying to help them at no charge, whatever. ALG did the same thing to me when I offered to give them a perfected AKT to copy and then they put forth effort to just offer something that fits, nevermind the rest of the FCG working against reliability, lol. They obviously do not feel the shotguns deserve the same attention to detail that the ARs and AK rifles get. Onward, I'd like to see K USA succeed, but if they don't watch out they will fall behind. To be bested by a Chinese shotgun would really be a kick in the nards. I don't care who rises to the top, just as long as someone does. I'd like to keep beating AK based shotguns until I can't see well enough to not smash my hands and until those hands shake too bad to hold a punch, lol.
  14. 3 points
    So far I’m really liking the Lynx. SDS is insisting on quality. Hammer forged bolts and every one is x-rayed for flaws. In my opinion they are better made than the Saiga-12. Don’t let the $500 price tag scare you away. It is an absolute steal at that price!!!! They do have a factory buffer which I think should be removed. Those were almost always trouble in a Saiga-12. The gas system could have a better plug and piston but the plug is definitely better than the factory Saiga plug. Some seem to have a break in period for low power ammo. They seem to be better out of the box than the later Saigas though. I have been trying to give SDS a few pointers on how to make them all run right out of the box. Wouldn’t really add anything to their production costs. They seem receptive so far and I hope they make the changes. They truly have a chance to squash the Saiga stigma and I hope they take it. As popular as the Saiga-12 once was it never reached a fraction of it’s potential over the flaws and stigma to follow. I told SDS all this and that if they collaborated with a couple respected Saiga gurus on improvements and screamed it from the roof tops that it was just another cheap copy of an already troubled platform that they could turn the tables. As far as it being a Chinese made gun... China is completely capable of building good stuff. They build what you ask them to build. If you ask them to build you a POS named the Catamount Fury they will. If you ask them build you quality, like the Lynx, they will... Think Norinco and PolyTech... From my talks with SDS I trust they want quality and demand it. One of their guys is constantly going over to China to check on things. SDS immediately put me in touch with their top US engineer and top Chinese factory engineer. One of the major owners of SDS even came and spent a few hours at my house! They have a lot on their plate with other projects but I’m trying to stay on them about the Lynx improvements. I told them how they could make the gas plug that I wished I could have made for the Saiga-12. The V-Plug is by far the best there is and all the copies missed why I did what I did and changed stuff. Even then the V-Plug design was limited to host weapon. They Lynx can change that. It can be a super clean system that doesn’t need the gas block and components cleaned every 500 to 1000 rounds. Just a bunch of stuff and a ton of potential! On a side note I tried to talk to K-USA about their gun but they just weren’t interested in my ideas. It’s not like I was trying to charge them or anything. Free advice and free designs. Oh well, that’s on K-USA!
  15. 3 points
    Still waiting on the springs. I only have one spring left from testing. But I was able to take a few pictures. 8 Round 10 Round 12 Round Floor plate
  16. 3 points
    Been in the hospital 2 more times due to a drug reaction, the secondt time I thought I was going to die, the pain in my chest was so great. Turned out to be the beta blocker and since they have taken me off of it I feel like my old self. In fact I finished all the back logged paper work for my past job and have one more thing to do. I have to go to a forum in Orlando next month for 2 full days of meetings , I really do not have to do it but I want to. The person who has taken over for me is doing a great job and I only get texts about people who would like to call an wish me well. Now that I have the green light to get active I will be starting a morning workout next week to get me back up to speed. As I have posted on another topic I have been taking in some gun work for friends. Was able to go to the gun range and shot my Glock for awhile felt good. The wife and I are talking about the once dreaded honey do's and I am looking forward to it. The last two weeks has been the best I have felt body and mind for a long time. I think this is going to be great. Just got a new recording studio computer replacing the old one and will be working with that as I have played for over 50 years. Today the wife and I will be getting new eye glasses . She is so happy just to have me around all the time as compared to never home. Just want to thank everyone for their prayers and well wishes.. Life is good
  17. 3 points
    I can say that a lot of my projects have more time in them than the cash value of the items would warrant. At the time it was more of a matter of limited cash, but of course now I tend to like those guns more than ones with more intrisic value. "I did it myself" is hard to quantify, but it has real value. It also does a lot for stripping down various emperor expert trades. I'm not denigrating gunsmiths (or lawyers, etc...) but there sure are a lot of them who talk as though assembling an AR upper, or mounting a scope should only be performed by someone who has been doing it for a job for 35 years. Expertise has its value. So does working off the clock. The best expert has to be sparing with his time, and charge a lot for it. A careful amateur is going to check thrice, go slow, and go the extra mile, because it is his own. I doubt Tony or Evl would have refined their guns that they made into their jobs to the level that they have, if they were having to log the work hours on the first few. That kind of passion tends to be a hobbyist first, and maybe a job second. If your goal is to have a precision rifle and shoot it, buy one. If your goal is to build a rifle, because you want to build rifles, " because I wanna" is a solid justification.
  18. 3 points
    If his own wife can't trust him, why should we? That's my stripped down view of it.
  19. 3 points
    ...and a big thanks to ALL who served and Fought for the Freedom we celebrate today!
  20. 3 points
  21. 3 points
    forums are gay.. mods be all powertrippin' and shit...
  22. 2 points
    Yeah, he was NOT on America's side for most of his adult life. Let's let him pass into oblivion and be forgotten....at least now he can do no more harm.
  23. 2 points
    Here is my Win 52 with Unertl 14 power scope mounted and ready to shoot. Below are my first four 5 shot groups at 50 yards with Norma Match .22 LR ammo.
  24. 2 points
    Well, at least it is not how it used to be. I had my part in the brutality. I was very hard on Pauly and Jack when they came at me, but it was not without warrant. I knew they were sleezebags but no one wanted to hear it, lol. We see how both of them conducted themselves on their way out. Pauly instigated a lot of stuff when things were rolling around here and Jack could not resist participating and even starting his own crap from time to time. I was hard on Fuller over some work that should have never seen the light of day. I got banned for that, stating the obvious, lol. Whatever. I am different person now in so many ways. If someone does crap work or screws people, I will be slow to speak and just let it come out as it will. It always will. Then there is the generally grumpy crowd. I got a lot of laughs out of much of that back and forth. I think the general arguing would have melted away were the participants face to face with a coffee or beer in front of them. Most of us are on the same team. I like it here now better than before. I don't miss the 'I bought the Gunfixer plug and my gun still doesn't run...' threads. Let the past be the past and enjoy the peace here.
  25. 2 points
    Netpackrat expresses my sentiments better. I understand the cost/economic arguments some posters have submitted, but my idea is meant to be a fun educational exercise. Also, they seem to assume such a gun already exists on the market. As far as I know, no mainstream manufacturer makes bull barreled .30 caliber rifles (why not?). What they call a "heavy barrel" is not nearly as thick as what I've seen on custom rifles at the gun range. A Varmint barrel is thicker than a "heavy barrel" on many factory stock rifles. I dream about building a rifle from scratch, but I figure it's smarter to begin with aftermarket components and put them together. I wouldn't do it all at once due to the total cost. One part at a time. I mention using the services of a gunsmith simply because I do not have the skills or tools of a gunsmith to do things like change a barrel, replace a trigger, or glass bed a gunstock, blueprint an action, etc. I just know about them and their importance. I simply have an extra Rem 700 long action I want to do something with in order to learn more about this fascinating craft, and get rid of the skinny barrel (a sporter barrel?) my rifle currently has. I might do the same for a .308 rifle build one day. All in all ... I'm intrigued by how one can build a bolt rifle from components. If only Howa offered barreled actions with bull barrels. If only MacMillan gunstocks weren't so expensive. If only the stork would leave a NightForce scope at my door. :-) I think I need to attend that gunsmithing school I've heard about in Colorado. I had an idea for a .50 caliber bolt rifle when I was in middle school. Well ... some guy in Tennessee named Barrett beat me to it. Darn. I have a 20 gauge side-by-side double barrel shotgun my grandfather made himself - including a walnut stock he carved. I wish I knew how to do that. Unfortunately, they don't teach "Gunsmithing 101" in college. It seems silly to have gotten an engineering degree, but not know the first thing about building a rifle - let alone a match grade barrel. Like Clint Eastwood said in one of his movies: "A man has to know his limits." I have a fun idea. I'll defer to others' expertise to help make it become a reality.