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  1. longhunter-CO

    Bullet Grains & Ammo Prices

    I typically recomend that you buy a single box of each, sit down on a shooting bench with two clean targets and shoot 5 rounds of each of the two on a seperate target (so 5 rounds of the 55gr on one target and 5 rounds of the 65gr on the other) cleaning the barrel in between the two typs of ammo and see which one your weapon prefers. If they shoot without malfunction and they shoot the same then get the cheapest, if one shoots better but costs more then you have to weigh if the increase $s are worth the extra.
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    How to remove scope mount side rail?

    Yes, and most likely the front rivet on the rear block will have to be replaced. and you will have a couple of holes to weld in, grind down, and then refinish the receiver... why did you what to remove it again?
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    Anyone make a receiver block for a slant cut Saiga?

    Iron Wood makes stocks with the slant.
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    How to mount Scope

    Don't you have a scope rail on the other side of the weapon?
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    50 ROUND DRUMS????

    WHat would that weight?
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    Saigunov Compliance Parts...Hmmmm...

    If your PG is intergral to the buttstock then I do not think that counts as a part. If your non-U.S. muzzle attachment is perm. attached to the barrel then that is not considered a part (it is part of the barrel then). Not sure if this is exactly right... US flash hider
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    Saiga .308 16" adequate for Elk?

    I can not speak for other states but in Colorado a .243 is the lowest diameter bullet that Elk can be hunted with. With that said some hunt with the .243, but the vast majority go with larger rounds (larger as in both diameter of bullet and in case capacity. The .308 is of the same case capacity as the .243). When hunting these large animals with these "smaller" rounds hunters typically go with heavier weight bullets and in weapons that have better accuracy, and wait for closer shots, and only take a broad side shot. So from your questions I am taking it that your concern is that at 16" looses too much velocity vs a 22" for elk? -The 16" .308 can kill elk at 200 yards. Can your Saiga group well enough for the viatals of a elk, with a heavier weight bullet (or maybe more importantly can you shoot your Saiga that well?)? I am not sure what state you are in but if you are in a non-Elk state and have to pay for an out of state tag (over $400 in Colorado) and go through a guide service (can run several $1000s out here), plus airfair, transportation, meals, vacation time from work.... Anyway you get the idea, this is often a once in a life time hunt, I would spend an extra $700 on a Remington 700 and increase your chances of success on your hunt. Thanks for the resonse. I live in Boulder and I'm thinking of trying hunting on my own next year on the cheap. You make a good point regarding the accuracy of the Saiga at 200 yds, as well as my ability to hit with it. I hunted in AL growing up and never took a shot over 100 yds (and don't plan on it out here) but everyone I talk to says I need to be prepared for 200-300 yard shots. Well if you are out here then that changes a couple of things. You have time to stalk game pre-season scope out serveral different areas and help to increase your chances of sucess by picking a well traveled area to get that close up broadside shot. With that said you still have to practice for that 200 yard shot with a bunch of different the heavy weight bullets find out what groups best. All in all there are a bunch of used bolt guns out here that will increase your chances of sucess. If you are planning on hunting out here regularly I would invest in a light weight bolt gun. You could look for a .308 so that you would have ammo interchangability with your Saiga. I know where your though process is on this my first rifle season I hunter with a M1 Garand!
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    Saiga .308 16" adequate for Elk?

    I can not speak for other states but in Colorado a .243 is the lowest diameter bullet that Elk can be hunted with. With that said some hunt with the .243, but the vast majority go with larger rounds (larger as in both diameter of bullet and in case capacity. The .308 is of the same case capacity as the .243). When hunting these large animals with these "smaller" rounds hunters typically go with heavier weight bullets and in weapons that have better accuracy, and wait for closer shots, and only take a broad side shot. So from your questions I am taking it that your concern is that at 16" looses too much velocity vs a 22" for elk? -The 16" .308 can kill elk at 200 yards. Can your Saiga group well enough for the viatals of a elk, with a heavier weight bullet (or maybe more importantly can you shoot your Saiga that well?)? I am not sure what state you are in but if you are in a non-Elk state and have to pay for an out of state tag (over $400 in Colorado) and go through a guide service (can run several $1000s out here), plus airfair, transportation, meals, vacation time from work.... Anyway you get the idea, this is often a once in a life time hunt, I would spend an extra $700 on a Remington 700 and increase your chances of success on your hunt.
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    My Saigunov

    Guy do you have this in a 8.5x11" size. That is great!
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    My Saigunov

    Very very nice. Any additional tips/tricks?
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    The Guerrilla Sniper

    +1 Gabe
  12. longhunter-CO

    SAIGA 308 25Rd 3-Part 922r Compliant Mags

    What's the projected cost on these?
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    Saiga vs the SKS

    If you are running a SKS then I would get a 7.62 Saiga. That way you hit the gun show/gun shop and you are looking for one item. Buy it cheap and stack it deep!
  14. longhunter-CO

    LibertyMags introduces new 308 Saiga Mag?!?!?

    Can these mags still be used in a HK91 after modification?
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    LibertyMags introduces new 308 Saiga Mag?!?!?

    Anyone play with these yet? Anyone heard of this company? Is this even possible? I have got a HK91 and a butt load of mags. I guess my concern is that if the conversion is not readily obvious that I could get the mags confused with each other. I am looking foward to pictures.
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