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  1. The guy that I met, Jeff, actually did me a solid and showed me how to fix the issue. That, and he was dirt cheap to. I was really sweating the issue because I could not get the bolt out. The failure was in the retention spring on the BHO. It popped off, the BHO went a little sideways and up inside. This was pushed back with a pick to allow the bolt to go down and the normal field stripping to occur. He even added a better notch to the the BHO to try and resolve it from happening again. I would recommend Jeff Covino with Arizona Armory to just about anyone. They don't get much nicer.
  2. Update: After hunting around the forums, I found Arizona Armory ran by a guy Jeff Covino. I'm going to set up an appointment in the morning. He's confident he can fix it while I wait. Happy dude here This is beyond awesome. Last gunsmith I used kept my Mosin for 6 months on a scope mount, tap and die; he didn't use the mount I provided (called it crap), and overcharged by double because of him. Claimed he had to clean the cosmoline off (which I had already done with oven cleaner). The worst part was, the mount he used was truly CRAP; at max adjustment I had to aim 6 FEET low. Puttin
  3. The tolerances on the Saiga magwell are pretty loose. There are lots of really good videos out there that show you how to match up your magazines. There WILL ALMOST CERTAINLY be material that you will have to file off. I have 3 MD ARMS 20 round drums, and several 10 rounders, and all required shaping to get a quality fit. Don't be discouraged. once you get the first one filed down and fitted, it'll made sense that the manufactures make these specifically to be shaped for custom fit, because of the loose tolerances on these vodka guns.
  4. Greetings. I haven't been in this forum in years now, but I find myself in need again. I goofed up and tried to speed load my mags, tried to catch the bolt hold open on the recoil of the last shot, thinking if I was fast enough I could catch it and quick reload. I think you might see where this is going. I was successful the first time. The second attempt, the recoil jammed the bolt hold open lever up inside, the bolt is now stuck back as far as it can go, and the failed bolt hold open is lodged to where I can't do anything. I'm about to be brave and start a full disassembly. I'
  5. I want to breathe some new life into this thread. The Baofeng UV5R has turned out to be a fantastic purchase for me. After playing around with the software and about a year's worth of usage, I have been very happy. Here's the skinny: FM radio reception, LED flashlight (newer models have a CREE led), and you can program all the standard 2-way frequencies in with labels. Batteries are inexpensive, all sorts of good whip antennas, you can lock out PTT on channels so you don't accidentally call on a police frequency (with software). I cannot talk this little joy of a 2-way HAM radio up any hi
  6. I actually have one of these. If you get one, the programming cable is an absolute must. The first block of freqs I put in were all the standard 2-way freqs, followed by 911 and local storm chasers. I've got 2 local repeaters programmed in too. I haven't hit the PTT on anything but the 2-way bands, aside from a 3 second chirp on a couple of barren frequencies to test the "close call" function on my uniden scanner (shhh...)
  7. Jay, Sorry about my super long delay in replying. I took it to my local smith and had him drill and tap for the scope mount, to which I'd say is well worth the money to pay a smith to do, they will have all the tools to ensure it's on straight and that the receiver is not damaged Many people have said, just use the dovetail under the rear sight, and I thought about it, hell I even bought a brass stacker (and returned it after watching videos about how easy it is to bend it.) The bigger problem is I didn't want to use a scout scope or pistol scope, I wanted something with some magnification
  8. I was using a mix of ammo, when I bore sighted the scope, I used cheap spam can ammo, but the other No pope, no gnomes. My rounds at 300yds were Sellier and Bellot brass fmj at I think 180 grains (don't recall, used it up and threw the box away). . I was using a range table at my gun shop's private range. I was rested on their table, and this is after bore-scoping out, 100, then 200, then 300. Hopefully I'm going out to a friends house with some bags, and following the forum credo of "pics or it didn't happen", I will go ahead and get some pics of the targets. 10 rounder arrived Tues
  9. Yeah, I did slip away for a few days. I have been busy with life and haven't been online in days. New job, 12-13 hour days means I am exhausted. It's literally two screws, and drops right in. Really simple install. If you turn down the bolt handle, you have to dremel a little groove into where the bolt hits the body. I haven't purchased any more than the 5 rounder that came with the stock, and that one feeds okay. out of the 50rds I have put through it, 1 misfeed and it's because I put the round too far forward. The 1st generation of mags they put out had some reliablility
  10. Wow, wtf was that dude's real problem. Maxwellhse is one of the coolest cats I've come across in this forum. I just caught up on this today. Hi y'all!
  11. I had a friend get dishonorably discharged for waving some odd frequency devices on either side of his C.O.'s head and screwing him up when he was pissed over something. I don't know what frequencies they were playing with, but it was enough to make his C.O. puke and pass out. This was back in early 00's, so I know you are absolutely right about them playing 'round with this stuff in ways they ought not. Behold the new face of warfare. That was my first guess. It could also be something interfering with the COAX run to the television. A poorly crimped, bent, statically charged, or uns
  12. STOCK FINALLY CAME IN! Mosin Nagant 91/30, with turned down bolt handle, rail tapped and mounted, and Archangel Stock. Shoots very nice. Currently the barrel is floated, but I'm going to have to see if it shoots better with the barrel fixed. Promag sent a block to fix the barrel just in case I've got one of the 10% that shoot better w/o the barrel floated. Please don't tease me about the scope. It's a cheapy I traded for, until I can afford to get the Nikon Prostaff 9-9x50mm. I'm all out of gun funds in the budget for the year, so looks like I can't get that 'till Taxmas. Haven't
  13. Pictures of my Mosin Nagant 91/30, revamped with the Promag Archangel stock and a new rail
  14. One good reason that the forum has been taking a hit in posts is simple. People are active as $h!+ during the summer time. I haven't had much time to post, myself. My absence is because I have only logged like 10 hours of shooting time this summer. I just switched employment from computer technician to petroleum equipment technican 2 weeks ago, so I'm hard at it. I won't lie, the NSA revelations have me spooked a bit to post much, but I've been paranoid to even post a pic of myself on here, tie it to my primary email address, or use my name. It's not that I have anything to hide, but r
  15. Silly me. I thought the first automotive gas tanks were metal... Can you cut me some slack for omitting "plastic" from that sentence..? I promise, I intended to write it. If there's one astute thing I'm noticed about Darth Saigus: he seldom cuts slack. Not that there's anything wrong with that, he reminds me, in a way, of an old roomate I used to have. An opinion on everything, seldom swayed. Ethan, I'm glad your accidental purchase actually worked out for ya!
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