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  1. Retail price $800 I'm asking $500 Feel free to contact me at stevechr@ptd.net Here's a picture of the scope in its shipping box. A close up of the turret area. This is what the reticle looks like. A close up picture of a section of the included instructions. The company does a better job describing it than I could do so here's what they have to say about it: The Shepherd 3-10X40 P2 rifle scope is specifically designed for flat shooting high powered rifles. This general purpose sight is like no other rifle scope on the planet. It is far and away the best moving target acquisition rifle scope system available today and is a must have for the avid shooter whether as an addition to their tactical gear or hunting gear. The P2 has Shepherd’s patented reticle range finding system designed specifically for modern rifle platforms. It also features Shepherd’s One Shot Zero Feature allowing the user to dial in the rifle in a single shot. This Shepherd rifle scope gives shooters the fastest, one step, target range estimator and ballistic drop calculator in the world. This unique rifle scope allows even an inexperienced shooter the ability to just “Fit and Fire”. The rifle scope features Shepherd’s PVD multi-layer coated HD optics which deliver a crystal clear image through the entire field of view. The model 310-P2 has 18” range-finding circles for use on large targets including deer and military silhouettes. The circles can be adjusted up for flatter shooting rounds or down for rounds with a bit more drop. This rifle scope is ideal for the Springfield M1A and the Sig Sauer SSG 3000 308. The bullet drops match up almost perfectly for the 168 Grain Amax Boat Tail and Federal Vita Shok 165 Grain Sierra GameKing Soft Boat Tail. This sight works for everything from a .223 Varmint load to a .338 Winchester Magnum 250 Grain Bear Stopper. This is definitely a must have hunting or tactical accessory for anyone using high powered flat shooting rifles. This rifle scope is extremely accurate at all distances out to 1000 yards. KEY FEATURES: One Shot Zero High Transmission Optics for Excellent Low Light Performance World's Fastest and Easiest Passive Range Finder and BDC Argon Gas Filled, Waterproof, Shockproof Visual Confirmation of Wind and Elevation Instant Range Finding and BDC Instant Visual Verification of the Original Zero 1/4 M.O.A. Clicks on the Ranging Circles and Friction Adjustments on the Crosshairs with 0.001 M.O.A. Patented Dual Reticle System P2 Reticle with 18" Circles Useful for Deering Hunting and Military Silhouettes Flat Black Finish Lifetime Warranty
  2. Steve in Allentown, PA

    Aimpoint H1

    I have a like new H1 for sale in the original box with an American Defense Manufacturing quick detach, co-witness mount. $520 and I'll pay the shipping. Here are two pictures of it mounted on an AR and a picture of the box. Here's a link to American Defense Manufacturing: http://www.americandefensemanufacturing.com/view/product/675/ Feel free to contact me via PM or e-mail.
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    Aimpoint CompC3

    This Aimpoint has been sold I have a pristine CompC3 for sale in the original box with the Aimpoint mount included. $300 and I'll pay the shipping. Here's a picture of it mounted on a FAL and two pictures of the box. Feel free to contact me via PM or e-mail.
  4. Brownells: $40.94 (item price + shipping = total cost) Me: $30.00 (shipping included) e-mail: stevechr@ptd.net
  5. S&W N-Frame round butt Brownells: $75.94 (item price + shipping = total cost) Me: $65.00 (shipping included) e-mail: stevechr@ptd.net
  6. Steve in Allentown, PA

    RCS for AK-Saiga opinions?

    I have not yet cut off the original charging handle. A few more hundred rounds down range without any problems and I may chop it off but leaving it on doesn't offend me.
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    RCS for AK-Saiga opinions?

    I had no problem witht he bore per se. It was a snug fit but not binding. The "ramp" was a major issue for me. Most of the problem was caused by the unit not sitting low enough. As a result the end of the piston was crashing into the lower ramp every time it cycled. I had to relieve the rear bottom and rear sides of the lower half so that it would sit lower. I then got busy with my trusty Dremel and reshaped the ramp so that the ramp extended all the way to to the "floor" of the wide portion of the unit closest to the receiver. This greatly lessened the angle of the ramp and eliminated the 90 degree ledge left by the manufacturing process. I did this on the top half also. I also filed and sanded the forward edge of the piston slightly to remove the burrs and round it. Finally, I rounded the forward edge of the lug that engages the charging handle because it was hanging up from time tp time during manual charging. Once all of this was done I ran it with lots of lube for the first couple hundred rounds. Now it is smooth and functions 100%. I do like the way it enhances mag changes. Faster and more natural. Not awkward at all.
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    RCS for AK-Saiga opinions?

    Yup, I've got one installed on a 16" Saiga .308. I had some installation problems that took a while to figure out. Basically the bottom and sides at the rear of the housing had to be relieved in order for the unit to sit parallel with the barrel. It needed a little filing on the rear locking surface also. Definitely not a drop in item. Once I figured out what needed to be be filed it was easy. It has functioned flawlessly since then. Makes racking the bolt easier and more natural. Does not heat up like a conventional stamped steel gas tube.
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    Mounting a scope on a TWS rail.

    I have an Ace skeleton stock on my TWS equipped S308. You'll need the Ace cheek riser. You may want to get a piece of plastic tube from the hardware store to act as a rear spacer for the riser to prevent it from sliding backwards. I had to do this with mine which has the shortest Ace stock installed on it. You can see what I'm talking about here: http://forum.saiga-12.com/index.php?/topic/75209-updated-308-conversion/
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    Updated 308 conversion

    This rifle has been a work in progress for a couple of years. I accomplished the initial conversion quickly during which I added the pistol grip, Ace stock, and extended magazine release. More recently I've added the Texas Weapon Systems railed dust cover and the Dublin AK Systems left side, forward charging handle. In the pictures below you can see an Eotech mounted on the dust cover and a white spacer made out of PVC tube on the upper support tube of the stock. That spacer prevents the Ace cheek riser from sliding to the rear. Still to come is a piece of Picatinny rail mounted under the handguard. What I really want is something to attached a sling to at the top rear of the stock. Too bad I'm not a machinist.
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    Updated 308 conversion

    Absolutely! I've installed two of them and have another on the way. Normally, I run them with an AImpoint on top but for load development I'll put a 3-9X scope on. It is rock steady. The trick in the design of the cover is that it uses a new recoil spring guide that has a specially shaped "button" on the back that forces the cover down under the tension of the recoil spring. Simple yet ingenious.
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    Updated 308 conversion

    It had to be filed a bit around the rear end for it to fit perfectly. Nothing that a common bastard file from Home Depot can't easily take care of.
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    Dublin RCS (rachet charging system)

    In the not too distant past, Colorado Shooting Sports introduced their <Link Removed>. This moved the charging handle to left side of the bolt and required cutting the left side of the dust cover to allow room for the charging handle to reciprocate. I thought it was an interesting modification but for $250 I passed. More recently a young man in Maine developed the second generation of what he calls his <Link Removed>. It replaces the gas tube and allows left handed operation of the bolt just as did the Lightning Bolt. However, the RCS, being further forward, is much easier and more natural to manipulate. Unfortunately, it's still pricey. For the past month I've been evaluating the RCS. The example I received from the first production run exhibited excellent fit and finish with one exception. There is what I'll call a feed ramp inside the housing that guides the piston into a precisely fit hole that in turn guides it into the gas block. That feed ramp had not been properly cut in the manufacturing process and resulted in me breaking out my trusty Dremel tool to fix it. Once fixed the thing worked perfectly with no failures of any kind. My son, who is a high-speed, low-drag Army E-5 was home last weekend. After a range session he declared the RCS good to go. It allows him to use the same manual of arms with the Siaga .308 as he was taught to use with his issue M-4. The downside to the RCS is that I now have to replace the rfile's handguard. If anyone has a box-stock, unmodified, original Saiga .308 handguard, I would be very interested in buying it from you.
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    Dublin RCS (rachet charging system)

    I suspect the reason had to do with the available development time and money. In my correspondence with Dublin AK Systems I suggested building in a rail for the next generation of this device. I also suggested that it be set up so that the top of the rail would be at the exact height as the top of the rail on the Texas Weapon System's dustcover. That would allow flip up sights to be mounted fore and aft.
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    Dublin RCS (rachet charging system)

    Finally got my Photobucket account set up.
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    Dublin RCS (rachet charging system)

    I'm a little confused; how does putting the charging handle on the left side make the MOA of an AK the same as an M4? Only in as much as you're able to reach up with your left hand and move the bolt without havng to reach over or under the receiver., On an M16/M4 the guys are being taught to hit the left side of the charging handle with their left hand to move the bolt without losing their firing grip. In my day, we were taught to actually grasp the charging handle on both sides to make it run. As a result of the new MOA a lot of charging handles are being damaged because of the repeated impact causing unequal stress on the charging handle. The expedient fix is to install a Bravo Company charging handle which has been designed to eliminate the uneven stress. I actually gave my son one of these BCM charging handles before he deployed to Afghanistan. He used it throughout his deployment and was pleased with it. Muscle memory is an interesting phenomenon. When my son runs the Saiga hard and fast he stumbles at the mag changes. Rock and lock is not something he's used to and he always smacks the mag on the bottom like he does with an M4 instead of pulling back on it to make it rotate past the mag catch. I agree with Gabe Suarez that training with the stock AKs is the way to go if you have any expectation of ending up in a bad place dealing with bad people. I have no such expectation and besides I have other toys that would be deployed before the Saiga.
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    Dublin RCS (rachet charging system)

    I'll take a pic and post it tomorrow night after work. The RCS does indeed have a non-reciprocating charging handle. It does not move unless you grab it and yank it back. Current Army doctrine teaches always maintaining your firing grip with your strong hand while changing mags and malfunction clearing with the left or weak hand.
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    Dublin RCS (rachet charging system)

    Yes, yes we can all stipulate that Cooper's famous saying applies to most firearms. They all seem to work just fine as designed. That doesn't mean a tweak here and there is not welcome. I like beavertail grip safeties, Noval sights, and Greider slide stops on 1911s. I also like Blackjack buffers in AKs and Magpul mags in ARs. None of these are original spec to the design but they all add a little something that I find appealing. There are purists for nearly every firearm out there who will decry any sort of change as being blasphemous. Whatever floats your boat. Makes me appreciate living in a capitalist system even more. This RCS device along with the Lightning Bolt before it offer the very real advantage of not having to reach over or under the weapon to charge it. Speeds things up, even if only marginally, and allow a much more natural movement. Sure you can train enough with a poor system to become very good at it but why not change the system to better match human ergonomics? I'm not selling these things and I don't have a thing to gain from their business success but if the asking price is within my budget, why should anyone care? Guess I'm a sucker for innovation.
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    WTB: OEM handguard (forend) for 308 Saiga

    I'd be happy to have it!
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    WTB: OEM handguard (forend) for 308 Saiga

    Looking for an unmodified, black, plastic factory handguard (forend) for a Saiga .308.
  21. I'm selling two like-new PK-AS red dot scopes to help fund a new project. One of them mounts directly over the centerline of the rifle above the dustcover while the other mounts just to the left of the centerline and very low allowing an unobstructed view of the front sight. Both scopes are fully functional with an illuminated 1MOA red dot inside a slightly oval shaped black circle. An excellent feature of these scopes is that the 1MOA dot is black until you turn on the illumination at which time it becomes red. So, if the battery dies, you've still got the 1MOA black dot. I'm asking $300 for each (I'll pay the postage). Below are the two scopes side by side. The scope in the foreground is the one that mounts to the left of the centerline and low while the scope in the background is the one that mounts directly over the centerline and above the dustcover. Below is the scope that mounts over the centerline. Below is the scope that mounts to the left of the centerline. Here's a pic of the two scopes side by side with the one that mounts over the centerline on the right and the one that mounts to the left of the centerline is on the left. Below is a pic of the centerline scope showing the evelvation and windage adjustments. The scopes are identical with the exception of the mounting bracket. This is a shot looking back from the muzzle at the scope that mounts to the left of the centerline. You can see that the front sight is completely unobstructed. You don't have to peek below the scope mount to see the front sight.
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    FS PK-AS red dot scopes

    Just wanted to update potential buyers. The scope that mounts directly over the centerline of the rifle has been sold. The scope that mounts to the left of the centerline is still available.
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    I'd gladly give these a good home.
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    Case Prep - tumblers

    In my search for a replacement for my 20 yr old RCBS tumbler someone suggested leaving my good old walnut media and vibratory tumbler behind and switching over to water and rotary tumblers like the kind used for polishing rocks. Being curious I followed up on that suggestion and was completely blown away by what I found. I was so impressed that I ran over to Cabela's and bought a Thumler's Model B High Speed rotary tumbler, drove to Wegman's supermarket where I bought some Dawn dishwashing liquid and some Lemi Shine dishwasher rinse powder, and contacted a fellow in South Carolina who sold me five pounds of stainless steel tumbling media. I mixed all these ingredients with one gallon of water in the tumbling drum, tossed in a bunch of deprimed brass and this is what came out: .308 before tumbling .308 after tumbling .308 inside case after tumbling .308 primer pocket after tumbling .45 ACP after tumbling .45 ACP primer pockets after tumbling 9mm cases that got stuck inside .40 cases during tumbling Before After tumbling in water, Dawn soap, Lemi Shine, and SS media
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    ACE clamp on front sight

    Here you go. The optic is a Russian PK-AS.