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  1. Saiga rifles are like Russian women, you can't tell,if you got a nice girl who'll take care of you and have borscht and vodka waiting for you when you get home or a crazy psycho who will break your heart, just by looking at her. Saiga rifles are like Russian women, you can't tell,if you got a nice girl who'll take care of you and have borscht and vodka waiting for you when you get home or a crazy psycho who will break your heart, just by looking at her.
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    My Saiga 308 bbl threading experience

    Went shooting this weekend with my 21.5" .308. Not to sound like a wimp or anything, but every time I pull the trigger on that thing, it's like a punch in the mouth. I need to do something about that recoil. It's weird but I think my Rem 700 7lb 308s recoil is tamer than my 10lb 308 Saiga. It's still fun to shoot, but getting a brake on it has moved up on my priority list.
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    This is the tacked 308 picture thread.

    I could have sworn I'd uploaded a picture of my .308 before. Anyway, here it is.
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    Finally got some accuracy numbers at 100 yards

    This is an old thread, but my .308 Saiga had the exact same problem. I also have a TWS dust cover and a 22" barrel. I found the solution, and it's simple and cheap. On the recoil spring guide rod/cam lock on the original saiga, you'll notice a little aluminum buffer dangling off the bottom. That is there to stop over stroking of the bolt carrier. When you switched to the TWS dogleg, it came with a new guide rod/cam lock without the little buffer. This allows the bolt carrier to fly back and slam into the cam lock at the rear of the receiver, but it's even easier to do when charging the rifle by hand. My bolt carrier has even gotten stuck to the rear a few times. All you need to stop this from happening is a recoil buffer pad from CSS. Here's the link: https://www.carolinashooterssupply.com/BLACKJACK_BUFFER_AK47_SAIGA_AK_p/ak-buffer.htm It will keep the bolt carrier from being able to go all the way back when charging and jostling the dust cover. It's like $7. I installed one and it got rid of my 1st round flyer.
  5. Finally got my scope stabilized on my Saiga .308. After running a couple boxes through it, Im happily surprised by the accuracy. My first group was right at 1MOA. After that most groups were close but would usually have a flyer pushing it to 1.5 to 2. I was just over at thehighroad.org reading a thread by a guy deciding between an M1A and a Saiga .308. One guy said he gets 3-4" groups out of his M1A. I think my Saiga .308 would probably shoot sub 4" groups with a baloney sandwich stuffed inside the receiver.
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    recomendations on a genreal purpose scope

    I've got a Nikon P308 in mine. Picked it up for $200 on sale at Cabelas. It's a good, clear scope. The bdc is a little funky though. You have to use an app online to get your distances right.
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    My Saiga 308 bbl threading experience

    Uh oh. This looks just easy enough that I'm thinking of doing it. I've threaded barrels before, both on an x39, and a .223. But the .308 I have is a 308-1. On the front of the barrel, and the FSB is a sharp taper. Has anyone threaded a .308 with a tapered muzzle? Or do I have to have it cut and re-crowned to be able to thread it?
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    Conversion tools

    I totally get the serious hindrance to an idea like this. It just sucks that Saiga enthusiasts are such a rare breed. 90% of people are AR sheep, while 9 out of the remaining 10 are AK purists who view Saigas as an illegitimate bastard child. That leaves a few thousand people sprinkled across the US. It's a bummer because it'd be fun to have a few beers and tinker on some projects with these guys.
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    Conversion tools

    I've run into this quandary a bunch of times lately. I go buy a few tools to do a job, and I use them once. Like ever. Now, here I am again. I want to cut my .308 Saiga barrel down from 22" to 20", reface it, put an 11 degree crown on it, then thread it in 5/8x24. I'm still on the fence about moving the FSB back and repining it. I'll likely never use the iron sights, so why bother. But I'm going to end up dropping like $250 on it, then using it once. After that, it'll sit in my roll away collecting dust. I wish this site had some sort of tool exchange where we could borrow each other's tools and share the love. I'm sure there are members out there who have every tool I need, but most people wouldn't just loan tools to a guy they don't know, and would worry about damage. If we had a system where we could pay a deposit, then get the money back when we were done with the tools that would be sweet. Well, because the golden rule, I do have a die, tat, and handle for 14x1LH if someone wants to borrow them. they'd have to cover shipping both ways, though.
  10. I bought a sweet multical cleaning kit that breaks down to a little bigger than a can of chew. I also bought a bigger gun safe with more tactical slots. I bought my kid a Nikon p223 scope for his AR, and I bought a sweet Sigtac 4x for my Saiga .223. If you are looking for a good medium range optic for a .223, give the Sigtac a look. I've been very impressed by this scope. Its crisp, has multicolored reticle, or black when power's off. Its solid and cool looking too. Plus it was only $150.
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    Canius Group M4 mag conversion kit

    Just curious if anyone knows whether you have to use a bullet guide with the Canis removable one or the permanent conversion?
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    AR mag adapters

    Thanks. I actually did that, back when I got on the waiting list. But I was a younger man back then, full of piss and vinegar. Things are different now. I'm months older and weaker.
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    So who is in the Northwest?? Roll Call

    Wow! I thought we were a rare breed. I had no idea there were so many Saiga owners in the NW. I'm in Silverdale, WA. Just curious, how many Saiga/VEPR .223 owners around these parts?
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