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Spacehog

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  1. I have BSA Sweet 22 scopes with interchangeable target turrets on every bench rest 22 I own. Terrific scopes and no apologies necessary. Sounds like a great rifle from the sound of the components used. Congratulations!
  2. I have two. Conversion is pretty much straightforward just as the X39. I used the standard CSS bullet guide on both with fine results. I run Tapco Galil mags in both which run 100%. I also run Galil steel surplus where some run 100% and others not so great.😂
  3. Thank you. I appreciate that. This is the AK rifle I train with the most. (A close second being a SBR based off of a mini draco) But this was my first Saiga rifle, and holds a special place in my heart.
  4. Quite honestly, I do not shoot either very often, and when I do, it is Tula 150’s. I have several other .308’s that I shoot regularly for distance and hand load for. So these are really more for collection purposes. The 20” is more functional from a ballistics standpoint, but there is something about the 16” that is just sexier. It seems like the .308 Saiga’s along with the .223’s are the least desirable calibers. FWIW the 16” is an ‘08 imported by RAA and the 20” is a ‘10 imported by Legion.
  5. It’s been a while since I have posted. I am planning on thinning the herd so to speak with my Saiga collection. I have two converted .308’s a 16” and a 20”. I am leaning towards keeping the 20” and parting with the 16” just based on the cartridge and velocity consideration. Any reason I should keep the 16” over the 20”?
  6. From the album: New Stuff

    First shot at checkering! Pretty poor, but hopefully will get better with practice.
  7. What’s wrong with Chicago?...It is run by Democrats. Period. Show me one thing, anything that they touch that does not turn to complete crap. We have liberals moving into AL by the droves from the craphole cities they just left saying it is too expensive to live there and there is no opportunity. Out of the other side of their mouth they complain about why AL hasn’t banned plastic bags and ‘Vote Blue in 2020’ It has to be a mental disease! They can in no way make the connection that the very party and policies they vote for turns their community, city, and state into the autocratic high tax s
  8. So I guess that means no more sharking with you?😂 I will give you a call the next time we head down to Mobile. Kayla is finishing up her Sophmore year at UM, and will be working down there over the summer. My mom lives in Daphne now as well, so we will probably make a at least a few trips down this summer. Had to give up the new gun addiction for a while....paying for college, a reliable used car for my youngest, a new 3 Ton HVAC unit for one that died, and a healthy check to the IRS all at one time has me on financial austerity at the moment. Anytime you want to make the trip j
  9. Loved it before, but really digging the new furniture. Very nice John. You need to come visit me south of BHam and we will put it through its paces on my range. Rifle plates out to 370 yds and an active pistol range with 11 plates to engage as you progress up hill through the woods. It is the least I can do to repay you for the shark fishing.
  10. Glock 19, 5.56 10.5” SBR build, and Saiga 12. Those are the guns I train with and trust with my life. But as said earlier, they are tools, and typically the tools you use the most are your favorites. ETA...The more I run the Lynx, the more I like it. It may replace the Saiga, but only because I love the Saiga and want to make sure she is passed on generation to generation.
  11. There is a ton of data on the web on this subject. Expand your search from YouTube out to many of the gun forums (Highroad has an extensive thread) and study the posts. A lot of great information.. I have seen IMR-4064 listed as the culprit in multiple threads on multiple forums, but recommended charge load varies. I have found Federal brass to be on the soft side, thus potentially reducing the number of reloads, but if you are reloading precision rifle ammunition for a single rifle, I recommend you use fire formed brass from the rifle you intend to reload for and neck resize.
  12. IMHO he would have learned a lot more about his rifle if he built it (with your help) from scratch, but I know your proud, and every new gun owner is another warrrior for those (our) rights. Thank you for being an influence to the next generation.
  13. Naw...you’d be a terrible Head of Housekeeping. You’d either be at the Pier or shark fishing, although she would get a nice meal on a regular basis. 😉
  14. Gas ports in the gas block with the puck removed perhaps? They can foul up over time and cause cycling issues. Just poke them through from the gas block side into the barrel. I am sorry to hear about the stroke. I hope that you are still able to enjoy the Saiga.
  15. Spacehog

    Lynx?

    Just picked one up NIB with one factory mag and (4) ten round mags. I didn’t have time to play with it, but it dumped the 5 round mag twice with no issues using the Federal Wallyworld bulkpack ammo. I found that somewhat surprising. I agree with Ben, the safety feels flimsy and cheap, but it functions well and is easy to manipulate. The factory trigger is actually decent compared many other AK variants. With a little work it could be even better. We will see if it holds up, but I am pretty impressed with its initial quality and performance. IMHO, well worth $460 with (4) mags.
  16. Interesting. I wonder if they will offer that bullet for reloading. I load up subs with 208 grain AMAX over 10.5 grains of AA1680. Very quiet, but I have recovered some of the AMAX bullets after firing that were almost pristine. No expansion and the only deformity is the rifling on the bullet jacket. Appreciate the heads up on this ammo. I will definitely try some.
  17. Pics would help..of the casing and orientation of the stove pipe, the mag where it is gouging, the bolt face, etc.
  18. I understand. I have gone the same route with 300 BLK in an AR SBR. I mostly shoot subs out of it, but with similar ballistics between the 300BLK Supersonic and the X39, it would make a fine short range deer/hog gun for sure.
  19. I just looked up your CZ and read a couple of reviews on it. I don't blame you for wanting to hold on to it. It truly is a beautiful rifle. It seems that the accuracy you are seeing out of it is par for the other reviews I read 2.5 - 3". The Ruger American Ranch stock is pillared and the barrel is completely free floated from the receiver to the end of the barrel. This probably accounts for a lot of the difference. I have also found that the tension on the action screws mating it to the stock can open or close groups with adjustment. Possible get a torque reading on your screws and adjust 5 in
  20. I will post up some more groups once I get some quality brass case x39. I will need to sight in again with the Hornady SSTs prior to Nov. 17th. Won’t be Lapua, but it should produce better results than what I have already tested.
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