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  1. Cheapest way for good results is to use a Phoenix stock for around $30. These are light, well made, and have a storage hole for small what evers. Amazon has them sometimes and Center Fire Systems stocks them.
  2. I've threaded 5 Saigas and 1 Vepr using a quality threading die. You must use a thread barrel ID guide or else you will have a mess. I have no idea what a TAT is by the way. I also fell for the Amazon POS die but let it sit a long time before trying it and finding it China junk. So it sits in a drawer as a reminder to me.
  3. Here are 2 photos. One had a lead cut by Century on my 5.45 Saiga after I sent it back for failure to feed. Photo 2 shows my Century AK74- M74 with the factory 360 degree lead chamfer. . I hope this helps ?
  4. HA ! This RAS ammo is crap ! The only time my Saiga, Waffen Werks, or M74 have a fail to extract is when I'm using up the last of that crap ammo ! Now that's 3 AK74's all having the same problem only when using that junk ammo ! My cure for stuck RAS casings is to use a AK steel cleaning rod and stell hammer. Then do a good job of cleaning out the chamber.
  5. My scale shows the Tapco vented brake to be the lightest around. To drop a little more weight go to a Phoenix butt stock from Center Fire Systems or Amazon for about $30..
  6. Magpul also said they will offer the popular plum color on their mags.
  7. Anyone beleive that these two companies aren't talking ?
  8. I "think" the above one is over done ? The "humps" are gone rather than rounded off. Be carefull not to mess with the flat on the top as that strikes the firing pin. And polish the end bosses where the pins go thru.. You can buy a complete Tapco FCG group at gun shows or online for $25. and have a spare to experiment with.
  9. The question is can you replace this "made in Russian" Saiga with a quality rifle for that price ? Most of us don't expect this ban/EO to ever be lifted. That will make the Saiga's of all flavors sought after even more. If this was my rifle I'd thread the muzzle, file the mag catch to accept 30 rd. mags, and add a quad rail on it for a easy full conversion and value of about $1100. / $1200. Note my Saiga 5.45 shown with full conversion at signature.
  10. Hmmmm me thinks you need better photos ?
  11. SaigaFL

    AK74 Future?

    Stock up on the spam cans and you won't have to worry.
  12. All Saiga's are test fired at the factory. You should have gotten a QC buy off page in the owners booklet.
  13. I've found the Tapco mags $12, and the Bulgy commercial $15 ones. work very well as do the Comm Bloc surplus $25 -$35. Just stay away from Pro Mags and others like that.
  14. Here is my Vepr that I converted. I'm keeping the OEM furniture as it places my finger tip perfectly on the trigger. Thus making this rifle very accurate, now all I have to do is blood it. Tapping the trunnion for the bullet guide had me sweating bullets, that steel is very hard.
  15. I installed of of these single wire springs in my 7.62 Vepr, jury still out on that mod.
  16. SG Ammo had/has some like new Yugo steelies for about $13 each in packs of 5. Mine are as new and worth every cent . Some rifle have had problems feeding the hollow points, how about you ?
  17. I bought my first Saiga after seeing one at a local dealer for $800. Then found one online with a rear conversion and bought it for $600.. Took it apart right away and was amazed at the quality compared to the WASR's and or "parts" rifles. After shooting the 7.62 Saiga I started buying e'm one at a time. Even bought some in 5.45 and wanted more . Even had one on order when the ban hit and lost the buy. So yes " I love my Saiga's ". Red ^ are cut off buy tube cutter, don't do this.
  18. I think Sam saved a pallet just for Black Friday ? It went very fast and was gone in no time.
  19. My Shark brake is soooo damn loud, but it really keeps the muzzle down ! But here are the "usual suspects".
  20. Good shooting , first time out !
  21. As long as it's not a Korean or Pro Mag they all seem to work well.
  22. SaigaFL

    AK74 Future?

    Plenty of Red Army Std. ammo, Silver & Brown Bear. SG Ammo has spam cans, whats the problem ?
  23. Replace FSB or cut off muzzle cap is a question all us Saiga guys face. My answer is this, it all depends on how many Saiga's you are going to rework. If only one the FSB replacement is a draw cost wise. Some how I got really into these fine rifles and have threaded 6 muzzles. So that said the threading die, TT, and tap handle paid for themselves many times over.
  24. I picked up a used AMD-65 brake, it works but it's loud and very heavy. Al the brakes are flame throwers especially the OEM AK74 item. I see this at indoor ranges which are not well lit in the shooting stalls.
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