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  1. Hope this hasn't been covered... I am always debating the balance between having a firearm safe, and a firearm ready. It is particularly difficult with the S 12, as we all know about "top shell deformation" if we leave a magazine locked in under a closed bolt. Even with my bolt relieved so I can load a full mag on a closed bolt, my mags will deform a shell to the point where it will not chamber in under a day, even when I load down 1 shell. I don't believe it is safe to leave a full mag in and the bolt locked back if it is not in my hands, and I have experimented with different t
  2. Thanks, since my photography skills are also lacking, it looks rougher in person. I am mainly interested in function. Someone once called my S12 "the most butt-ugly gun (he'd) ever seen" so... It was straightforward and needed minimal skill and effort, but if anyone would like more pictures or pointers, I'd be happy to.
  3. Hey, I tried! I'm better at hack machining than computing! What does "not allowed to use that image extension mean?! I'll try again, since you were nice enough to call my post interesting and lame, but don't get miffed if they are too many gigabytes or something... I'll look better once I smooth the grinding and get some paint on it.
  4. Always tinkering and modding my S12, I wanted an additional receiver dust cover to ruin. I searched the forum and found that OEM covers were priced at about $70 and no one actually had them. There was inconclusive discussion about whether an AK rifle cover would work. Soooo... I purchased an "NC Star" AK cover with a picatinny rail for $18.90 from Optics Planet. (If you aren't familiar with NC Star, they sell "economy" gun parts probably made by grade school kids in Taiwan, and IMHO, quality ranges from trash to 'pretty decent for the money') The cover was not bad, good gauge of m
  5. Mods Move trigger group forward* Machine rear of receiver* Welded rear receiver plate* Gas block aligned* Enlarged gas ports* *Tromix Barrel cut to 12” Bolt ground and polished Side sight mount removed Rear iron sight dovetail removed Poly-Choke Variable choke HK sights Bolt, carrier, trigger group bearing surfaces polished Parts US Trigger group components CSS gas piston Six position gas regulator Pin retaining plate Stainless guide rod High power recoil springs Fore and aft magazine guides Vertical operating handle Extended ambidextrous magazine re
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  7. So you got a recipie for that half baked manure? Food supplys are starting to get low this time of year O.K.! That's it! If you aren't Going to take me seriously I'm leaving! Really! I mean it! I'll go... then you'll be sorry! Really! I will! I'm going... Now! Hello?
  8. I just wished to announce that I am going to be staying... I'll keep posting that fact redundantly just to make sure you are all paying attention to ME for once. But everybody be forewarned: I will only stay if you all post only topics that I want to read, and each post must be ab-so-lute-ly freaking fascinating to me. You all are required to find my half-baked manure interesting too. Failure to comply will result in my repeatedly and loudly announcing my departure. I wish to receive a PM from every member acknowledging that they have read and agreed to this.
  9. You'll probably call me naive, but I don't see a big conspiracy of evil Democrats trying to take away my rights so they can enslave me. And I don't see the BATF as some hideous facist organization laying the groundwork for my oppression. Most of these folks are decent people, who just are operating under a significantly different value system than mine. If I see a risk, I take action to protect myself. When they are frightened, they want a powerful government to protect them. They truly believe that passing laws changes the world. This may make them unenlightened, or even misguided, but
  10. Interesting and ingenious... but that's all. But I think for my use too big, ungainly, bulky, clumsy, heavy, slow to reload. Tactically, I wouldn't want to be burdened with this toy if I was fighting for my life. Oh, and don't equate communism with totalitarianism anymore than capitalism is democracy. I think you're mixing your economic and political systems there.
  11. Tactical tailor has a pouch that fits 3 10-rounders pretty well (a bit loose side to side, but the top flap cinches down so they don't rattle badly, and they are a bit easier to grip and remove).
  12. How times change... When I started in the cop biz, we carried .357s and 2 speedloaders = 18 rounds. The few cops who carried 3 or 4 speedloaders were considered paranoid. Now I carry a .40 S&W with 18 in it, and 2 - 17 round mags, and a few more in the squad. The fact is, in most gun situations, the mere appearance of a firearm stops the altercation, so you don't need ammo at all! If shots are fired, in the majority of shootouts, most of the rounds will miss; but any round of any type hitting the assailant will stop their attack in most cases. So how many rounds do you need? Enou
  13. What I want to see is a magwell that is simply a "funnel" to provide a larger target to get the magazine into under stress. This would not require any engineering, and would use existing mags. It would be much simpler to produce and install. I don't mind the rock and lock, as my carbine and my rifle all rock and lock, I don't see it as being particularly problematic.
  14. ICK! Guns is tools! Don't be putting anything on them that ain't functional!
  15. First on the strength issue: that thin plastic is much stronger than it will ever need to be. The strength of that plastic, especially in a tube, is phenomenal. (Try to collapse an uncreased, unwrinkled tube from a roll of toilet paper lengthwise between your hands). I once had to go up in an articulated arm lift (a "cherry picker") for work. I am not fond of heights. I was told by the guy instructing me the tubes that make up the arms of those things are fiberglas that is only 3/16" thick. As to recoil; I too feel the Saiga is the kindest recoiling shotgun I've ever shot. I'm rec
  16. Okay, okay! It seems after I posted my last, and pointed out to the wife that there were tracks pulling up in front of the house and stopping that could ONLY be attributed to the UPS truck. (We are quite rural, and it has been raining, and I pay attention) She started laughing her big round white butt off and produced the boxes she had been hiding. I GOT MY MAGS! I am one happy dude! While ultimate happiness cannot be achieved by material ends, being the baddest mofo in the valley, with the most devistating hand-held weapon there is goes one hell of a long way!
  17. WTF?! I am order #63!! I showed faith, where are my @#$%&*! mags?!! I come home every day hoping to see my lil' white box, and nothin'! AHHHHHRRRGGGHH!
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    I would expect the point of aim to change as the barrel got warmer, which is a bit different from it's accuracy. Why don't you try shooting a bunch of shells and get the barrel good and warm, and then shoot a few groups to see how it is grouping when hot. That, I think shows its true accuracy. I'm not sure what kind of sights you have, that could make quite a difference; or your ammo, and consider it could be... you! (gasp!). What do you consider poor accuracy in a shotgun? There's a reason they don't make 12 gauge smoothbore sniper rifles.
  19. Hmmmm..... thoughts.... 1) Ain't this the Saiga 12 forum? 2) Why would you want to? Aren't you sending a slug with a poor gas seal down an unrifled barrel? What for? What's that slug heading to? Isn't there something better you can use? 3) If it's just for the sense of adventure, more power to ya, that's how mankind got as far as it has, but of course, lot's of people have died, been blinded, crippled, scarred; after saying, "Hey, watch THIS!" 4) I'd start by looking at any of the many reloading handbooks or online, find out what the peak pressure of both rounds is, that may be a clue
  20. I'm thinking something like this, but sized for 2-10 rounders, side-by-side: OR
  21. Now that us lucky bastards are getting 10-round mags, we have to carry them around. With all the various and bizarre surplus and commercial pouches I've seen, there has to be something out there that will handle these monsters. I haven't had one in hand yet, but working from the pic on the APG website, they look to be a bit longer than 11 3/4", and my 5 rounders are 1 3/16" inches wide, 3 3/8" long. What is out there that would hold one, two, or three mags? Preferably in nylon, adaptable to ALICE or MOLLE gear; in green or camo (am I asking too much?) There have been a few posts t
  22. You are all a quart short of an oil change. $100 for a $25-$30 mag (and that's with a healthy profit) is insane, and it will go on a long a people bend over and take it. Sad. How can people be for freedom, then bitch when other folks excercise it?! I'm never paying that much for a mag, but why should we care if someone else wants to? It's only money after all. I think $55.00 dollars for a 10 round mag is overpriced, but I'm willing to pay it because of supply and demand. I don't think the guy is ripped off if he walks away $200.00 lighter for a $25.00 mag and is happy. Its not
  23. Right on, hip hip hooray for America and capitalism. Good for him, Caveat emptor! If we can buy Manahttan for $28 worth of baubles, I say if the seller and buyer are happy, I won't sit on the sidelines and judge or interfere. I paid almost $1,000.00 for a converted Saiga 12, and put another $500 in it, because at the time they couldn't be found, and I'm not whining. (BTW, I'm #63 on the AGP mag preorder list!!)
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