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Nor7

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  1. Nor7

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    Wow, this guy never quits. 1) I have put at least 10,000 rounds through my Ruger 10/22 over the last 10 years and I'm sure i'll but twice that many through my AR. Plus, trigger issues asside, I had more jams, misfeeds and stovepipes with that AK in one month than I've had with any other rifle I've ever had. 2) How can you tell which rifles are inferior? They cost less, what does that say about the Saiga? 3) Seems like the only education I am hearing is what a piece of crap the AK is straight out of the factory. 4) If I had a 10 year old AK I could understand that it might need a little work. Having to 'fix' a brand new gun is unacceptable.
  2. Nor7

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    Wow, talk about thick headed. You don't think I asked around about the AK before I bought it? I didn't hear a single negetive thing from anyone. And I bet if I had asked this forum before I purchased it everyone would have raved how awesome it is. Yes, I am an engineer and since I put out quality work I expect the same from others. Hey man, I have thick skin and I don't care what anybody says, BUT: I havenot retracted anything I have said. I stand behind everything I say/type.
  3. Nor7

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    Don't worry, after seeing the caliber of people like this on this forum I won't be coming back. You have fun with your yawn-inspiring 'build' there post-a. Good luck defending your property against a hoard of looters or zombies when the shit hits the fan with a gun you have to continuously tinker with. And when you're ready to own a firearm you can trust your life with jump aboard the AR wagon. For everyone else, I didn't mean to put anyone down. I was just ranting because it irks me when I see people like post-a here who think a simple AK conversion qualifies him as a master gunsmith who can look down on everyone else. I was planning on converting it at some point but I at least expected it to function flawlessly out of the box.
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    *insert digital pimp slap here*
  5. Nor7

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    Not trying to poke fun at you post-a but I guess so. *blah, blah, blah I can't/won't work on my rifle* Poke fun at me?! I'm the one who's been holding back. Please.. I can barely do so anymore. Don't force me to point out the various sad/stupid things you did regarding that .223; except the trade, which you (monetarily) did well on. What on earth are you talking about? Upgrading the butt stock and foregrip I wouldn't call sad/stupid. I'm not looking for anyone's approval regarding my modifications. Personally I think it looks bad-ass. before and after *sigh* I will refrain from specifically criticizing each part of your "build" here, and you should thank me for the forbearance. Forget I said anything, man. Just stick to Rugers and ARs, and you'll be happy. Truly getting AKs is something that don't come natural to ya. Here's a pic of my favorite Saiga 7.62x39 rifle, which would be nearly identical in 5.56 and 5.45. Take a good, long look, and then maybe you'll begin to "get it". Haha, take a good long look at what? A standard AK with synthetic stock and a cheap a$$ scope on it? You call that a 'build'? That looks just like my buddy's AK who hasn't done ANY 'builds' to his. I honestly don't think you 'get' the AK. You honestly think that drilling out a couple of rivets and bolting on a new trigger that arrives in a package makes you some sort of master mechanic/gunsmith? Have you ever had to float a barrel, assemble a rifle from a kit of parts or refinish an old oak stock?Do you know anything about the history of American and Russian firearms? Do you even know what AK stands for? Do you know what AR stands for? (if anyone says it stands for 'assault rifle' I will slap them)
  6. Nor7

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    I just find it funny that there are so many passionate people on here obsessing about a firearm that is currently being produced with known issues and defects. Also, I never said my AK was a 'build', I did cosmetic 'modifications' only. I am a mechanical engineer at a technology and equipment fabrication company. Which means 1) I expect a high level of quality out of the products I buy 2) I am not afraid to get my hands dirty, I just restored/fixed my Dad's old Winchester lever action .22 mag, this gun is 40 yrs old which gives it reason to malfunction. That Saiga was brand new. I wish I had read up on all these issues before I bought it.
  7. Nor7

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    Not trying to poke fun at you post-a but I guess so. *blah, blah, blah I can't/won't work on my rifle* Poke fun at me?! I'm the one who's been holding back. Please.. I can barely do so anymore. Don't force me to point out the various sad/stupid things you did regarding that .223; except the trade, which you (monetarily) did well on. What on earth are you talking about? Upgrading the butt stock and foregrip I wouldn't call sad/stupid. I'm not looking for anyone's approval regarding my modifications. Personally I think it looks bad-ass. before and after
  8. Nor7

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    Good pointe Dane, if zombie twinkies start overwhenlming my property i'll make sure to have an AK.
  9. Nor7

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    Not trying to poke fun at you post-a but I guess so. My expectations are that the rifle will work reliably out of the box with minimal maintenance. It's great that AK's are easy to work on but if you have to work on them all the time it ends up not being worth it. Besides, I need a primary rifle that I can trust with my life and that AK was not doing the job.
  10. Nor7

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    Yeah I could have and I have the tools to do it but I felt that being a brand new rifle it shouldn't have any problems and it bugged me how terrible RAAC's customer service was so I just said f**k it. Cadiz Gun Works has always done warranty work for RAAC. You should've done a little research before simply giving up. That guy you traded it to probably had it fixed in ~30 sec, properly converted restored in another ~40 min, and whatever gunsmithing experience he had was not required. Since it sounds like you're unwilling/unable to do basic work on your guns, you're probably better off having traded it. I guess Saigas, (and maybe AKs in general), just aren't for you. Whatever man, I installed new furniture and too kthe gun down all the way. The guy gave me a $900 gun for my $500 gun, I think I got the better end of that deal. I don't mind working on my guns but any company that refuses to back up their products is losing my business. I shouldn't have to do any work on a new rifle, and with AR's you never have to. I already tried that, I took that gun all the way to the frame, it wasn't the hammer spring. The hammer was out of tolerance and wasn't slipping past the hold back lever and because of the trigger linkage pushing out on the trigger had no effect.
  11. Nor7

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    Yeah I could have and I have the tools to do it but I felt that being a brand new rifle it shouldn't have any problems and it bugged me how terrible RAAC's customer service was so I just said f**k it.
  12. Nor7

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    Thats cool. Wanna sell it? Hmm, I really like this one. I'm not really looking to get rid of it but if the price were right you never know.
  13. Nor7

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    Thanks Dad. I wish I had a better picture but this is the AR-15 I now have.
  14. Nor7

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    Extremely happy. That Armalite is a nail driver, hasn't had any issues and is very clean. I took it hog hunting a few weeks ago and the thing was a beast! Didn't kill any hogs though, on account of not seeing any. I did have fun bump firing it though.
  15. Nor7

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    Sorry, the Saiga is gone. I traded it to a gunsmith for an Armalite M15A2
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