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  1. pogy

    If you had....

    t3mac21 I reload for my Saiga .223. Yes, the rifle does ding the cases. To mitigate the problem, buy some black self adhesive door edge molding at an auto store and apply it to the edge of the receiver cover. Read this thread. It works. You may still see a mark but it is very much reduced and is not dangerous. If a round catches the neck and distorts it, a nail set will fix it enough to run through a resizing die. Reloading can be fun especially during the winter months if you live up North and can't shoot often. Lee reloading equipment is probably the most economical way to go to get started. The " Lee Anniversary Kit" is worth looking at. I have one and it got me started. Make sure you read up on the process of reloading especially regarding powder loads. Start with a medium load and work up. As far as costs go, you can buy 1000 55gr FMJ boattails from Berry's Bullets for $101 shipped. You've got the brass. Primers are about $.03 a piece. Powder is about (guess) 4-5 cents a round. You decide. Good luck
  2. pogy

    recoil buffers

    Have had a Blackjack buffer in mine from day one. Don't know if it helps or not but it hasn't done any harm either.
  3. Hoppe's #9 always works for me!
  4. thanks foreign firearm friend for the quick response, i plan on doing exactly as you say, and GO SLOW... any tips on that digital micrometer tho?....i picked one up when i got those carbide cutters earlier, cause i didnt have a micrometer lying around either lol...but it looks like i had envisioned them working out better... i just went with the inexpensive "general ultratech" digital micrometer...but i cant squeeze them into the frame of my ak...so im wondering if there are better micrometers out there with longer "arms" that will get me into the tight spot i need them...otherwise i was going to either glue some pieces to it, or measure the two sides and the whole and subtract the difference...what type micrometers are you using? i guess i can just return the ones i got and find "better" ones if need be Couger.... I installed an MSA adapter in my Saiga and did all of the cutting with a Dremel tool. Take your time, fit, fit, and fit again. I'm not a machinist and never played one on TV. I used a digital CALIPER for my measurements. I already had one because I reload and use it to compute my bullet O.A.L.. Instead of using the "jaws" of the tool, there is a narrow "shaft" (my non-machinist ignorance) that extends from the opposite end that allows depth measurements into narrow spaces. Hope that helps and apologies to machinists around the world.
  5. There's been a lot written about M.S.A. in this forum, unfortunately, much of it has been negative. I just want to relate my own experience with Nathan and M.S.A.. I was one of a group of folks to pre-order an AR-15 mag adapter over two years ago. At that point, the adapter was basically a great idea but did not yet exist as a final product. We were trusting Nathan to produce a great product and he did not disappoint. When I received mine, Nate made a personal follow up call to inquire about the installation and offer advice. I've ordered lots of stuff online but that call was unique and showed me his commitment to a fine product. Recently, I had a small problem with the release on my adapter. I contacted M.S.A. and within one week, the glitch was resolved on Nate's dime. My experience with Nathan and M.S.A. as been nothing but good. As far as I'm concerned he is a stand up guy. Thanks for your great service Nate!
  6. I really like my Choate Dragunov thumbhole stock. I got an optional cheek piece on mine but don't use it with my POSP scope.
  7. I have a 20" .223 that I've converted. I use a POSP 4X scope and it works well at 100 yds shooting 3-4"" groups. I haven't used any of those rails but any should work as long as they snug up tight. If you take off the stock for-end, you can install a swivel stud (Uncle Mike's or similar) and use a Harris bipod or a cheaper knockoff http://www.amazon.co...d/dp/B0002INWLY I did and it worked well . I even moved the stud to the AK style for-end on my conversion.
  8. pogy

    AR Mag Adapter

    Should have read Cobra's post before I bailed on this topic. He's right, it's beaten to death. Zambidis, get a grip and have a good life!
  9. That rifle came out super, a night well spent. Great job!
  10. pogy

    AR Mag Adapter

    Nate/MSA, I'm glad things are coming back together for you. I know that you were very committed to a quality product from the very beginning. I ordered my "vaporware" adapter very early on in the concept phase. Many of us followed the design and testing process as things happened. You were very frank about the problems you had in development and kept us informed all along. When I received my adapter, you contacted me personally by phone to inquire about any installation problems. I am very pleased with the quality of my adapter. To you "Johnny-come-lately's" that want to disparage Nate... Give the man a chance to make things right. There but for the grace of God, go I
  11. What's the point of jabbing a new member for asking a valid question? I guess you're correct "Asking us doesn't mean anything" Does NALIOTH stand for Never Allow Legitimate Inquiries On THis website?
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