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  1. Kmainaz89

    So who's holding onto their 308s forever now?

    I sure hope OBAMA doesn't see this thread! *waits*
  2. Kmainaz89

    So who's holding onto their 308s forever now?

    I was thinking of possibly selling mine a ways into the future to purchase a different 308, but considering the situation, I'll definitely be hanging onto mine now. I really wish I could afford an S12 but after the $200 markup I've seen since the EO, It's probably not happening for me =(
  3. With the Executive Order that our dearest president has made regarding the importation of and sale of Russian Kalashnikov weapons, anybody planning on turning a profit? Or are you holding onto your 308s for dear life? =P
  4. Kmainaz89

    Finally got some accuracy numbers at 100 yards

    I've had my RS Regulate mount for a few months now, but haven't been to the range yet to test how the accuracy has been affected. Mostly due to it being so damn hot! I'll probably hit the range sometime in late September, early October to see how it does. Thanks for the info, Tokageko. I'll probably try replacing the recoil spring once I get back to shooting. I believe my Saiga was made in 2008 and I bought it used with "only a few hundred rounds through it". But we all know how accurate that can be.
  5. Kmainaz89

    Finally got some accuracy numbers at 100 yards

    Great feedback guys. Its always nice to see ideas/constructive criticism passed around for the better. As for me changing my mount, I'm still set on doing so. Mostly for the reason that I have no problem with a little trial and error to eventually end up with something I'm proud of. After all it's the frustrating/hard times we go through that makes us better at what we do, right? I have the 21" barrel and was using various types of ammo from $16-$28/box and 145gr-167gr.
  6. Hey guys, So this whole Saiga 308 thing has been quite an adventure for me from some super awesome to super frustrating times. My hopes for this rifle have started to come back into sight after my range trip today... but with a few modifications. My rail/optics combination is: TWS Dogleg Gen 2 Dust Cover Rail SWFA 1-6 Nightforce Ultralite rings After my experience today, I will most definitely be trading out the TWS to a Side-Mount (probably the RS Regulate). This is a huge bummer since I love having the rear peep sight on the rail which gives it a longer sight radius, and it much easier for me to line up than the standard rear leaf sight. If anybody has any suggestions as to where I can still find a rear peep while using a standard dust rail, please let me know! So onto my experience today... I bought myself a Lead Sled DFT to help remove as many of my human-error variables as I possibly could. Especially considering the first trip I made after getting my scope setup (I was all over the target because it was windy, I kept flinching, and I didn't have a proper rest for the gun). And before any of you throw any negative remarks to me getting the Lead Sled, please keep them to yourselves!!! I understand they are not 100% dead balls Nasa accurate compared to other shooting styles, but it DID help me actually come up with multiple and consistent groups that I can actually get some numbers from. Anyways; after finally getting a good idea of where I needed to sight my scope, I began doing 4-round groups. After the first 3 groups, I noticed a pattern: The first round was ALWAYS low and to the left. Human error? Maybe, But as I finished 4 more groups, it was the same thing every time. My bet, is that every time after I loaded my magazine with 4 rounds, and cycled a round into the chamber, it threw the "zero" off on the TWS Rail. But then after firing the first shot, it returned to the true "zero" spot every time with each shot after. I used completely different types of ammo for each group and also ensured on the last 4 groups that I was handling the gun in the exact same manner with each shot. So with that said, the following are my results from today. I decided to leave out the first shot since it was always off, so I went with the remaining 3-shots as my true result. The quarter is just to show that I'm not trying to BS you guys. I first measured the groups in inches, then converted them to their respective decimal point. However I was sort of estimating each group, so I decided afterwards to measure in millimeters (it was easier for me) and calculated the groups much closer to what they actually are. With all 7 of those groups, they average a smidge under 1 3/4 MOA at 100 yards. (1.72") I am pretty pleased with this average as I've seen some people averaging closer to 3. So with these new findings, I plan on selling my TWS Rail and getting the RS Regulate Side-Mount to hopefully tighten those groups a tad more. If anybody is interested in purchasing it, please let me know with a private message. (I apologize in advance if I take a little while to respond as I don't consistently check this website). Sorry for the long post guys, but thanks for reading. Happy shooting!
  7. Kmainaz89

    Just bought my Saiga 308!

    Mine was dinging brass too when I first got it. I'm not into reloading so I didn't really care. I did change to the TWS Gen 2 Dust Cover Rail but haven't looked at my brass since then. Using some sort of molding over the edge of the dust cover where the brass contacts it sounds like the best way to go without making any modifications. However, mine was also putting dents into the neck of the casings from the 3rd lug on the bolt (or so I've read). If this is your issue, I'm not sure there's much that can be done since you don't want to mess with that 3rd lug.
  8. Kmainaz89

    Just bought my Saiga 308!

    On mine, I had to drill a new hole by the magazine release to accommodate the hole spacing in my trigger guard. Assuming that's the same issue you're running into. If you do drill, just go slow, be as perfectly precise as possible, and once you're 99.99999% sure, put on some loctite and be done with it.
  9. Kmainaz89

    This is the tacked 308 picture thread.

    Alright guys! So after our tax return came in, I was FINALLY able to purchase my scope. So here's the current configuration (minus the bipod) before I get some more $$$ to send it off to Rifle Dynamics to cut the barrel to 18", thread for brake, repaint, and smoothing up the action. I got an SWFA 1-6 (SWEET scope for $1k) and some Nightforce Ultralite rings to go with it. I'm hoping to get out to the range soon to see what she can do! I don't even want to mention how much I've put into this thing so far... But I'm sure most of you can add it up if you wanted lol Thank you guys for the help with all my questions before, during, and after the conversion! It was very much appreciated! If you guys have any questions about anything on my rifle, I'll be glad to answer them. Here are a few more pictures:
  10. Kmainaz89

    Factory 7.62 handguard on 308.

    I had the same issue with fitting mine. Used the dremel like a madman until I got it almost all the way. And then I realized the true culprit of why it wasn't fitting... I found a little curved groove that was stopping the handguard from fitting in the receiver fully. Here's a picture to explain. Hope it helps.
  11. Kmainaz89

    Saiga 308 21" 100 Yard Shoot

    Excellent groupings! It'll be about a year until I can get a decent scope for mine. THEN I will be testing for the best off-the-shelf ammo for my rifle. I've been looking at the SWFA 1-6 scope and any others that are on par for ~$1000.
  12. Kmainaz89

    Uinta 20 Round Magazine Wobble

    Hey guys, I know I've seen a couple threads/posts about the Uinta 20 round magazines and how they have a bit of wobble. I ordered their 3-pack and while I love the look of the magazine, the wobble is just a tiny bit of a nuisance. Now before you close out, this isn't a thread to bash Uinta by any means. I'm actually trying to get down to why there is wobble and what can possibly be done to fix it. I decided to grab one of my factory 8-round and Uinta 20-round magazines to do a side to side comparison to get an idea of what the differences are between them. First, I noticed that the Factory 8 round has some extra material on it that appears to help with its seating into the receiver of the gun. Here is a picture with the Uinta magazine inserted: And with the Factory 8-round inserted: Even though the extra material isn't -completely- filling the entire gap, I'm sure it at least helps a little with the overall fit. Now the other thing that I had a feeling about was the width of the two magazines. So I took a pair of calipers and found that the Factory 8-Round is about 1mm thicker at the top of the magazine where it is inserted into the receiver. I'm sure that this is probably the main reason for the wobble in the Uinta magazines. Even though 1mm doesn't seem like much, every little bit counts. Uinta: Factory: And yes, I did make sure to measure as closely to the same spot of both magazines to ensure that I got the most accurate reading possible. Now after doing this (investigation?), I was wondering exactly how I could test this myself without spending an incredible amount of time and money trying to make my own magazines. What if I used some JB Weld to add some material to the Uinta magazine, and then file it down so that all the dimensions were as close to the Factory magazine as possible? Has anyone tried this before? Does it sound like it would work? I appreciate any constructive input.
  13. Kmainaz89

    Anyone put a barrel shround on their Saiga?

    Glad I came across this thread. Thanks Ak Monty for the share hahaha
  14. I think you may have stopped reading the title at: "Bang for your Buck" .308He's not asking about ammo, he's asking about muzzle brakes.
  15. Kmainaz89

    Saiga 308 21" 100 Yard Shoot

    Here is an update to the accuracy of my rifle: Took my converted baby out this morning to sight her in at 100yards and see what kind of accuracy I could get at 100 and 200. Here are the two best 3-shot groups I could manage: On the 100 yard group, the first two were the ones closest to the bull. Of course at this point I'm already telling myself "Don't screw this up! Don't screw this up! Relax..." But of course I feel like I accidentally pulled the last shot, but considering it's still within 2MOA I'm fine with it. However, the biggest surprise for me was measuring that 200 yard group. It appears it is approximately 1.6 MOA. VERY awesome considering that I wasn't even expecting 2MOA hahaha. I cannot wait to get a scope and a gun rest to truly test how accurate my baby is! And for those of you who haven't seen what I've done to mine since the conversion (the bipod was only for show):