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  1. The SGL10 and SGL20 are both "legions" made in Russia.


    SGL10 is imported in the unconverted configuration. You could convert just like the regular way we do and have the holes (or have Tromix or Redjacket etc do them and weld over them). All the important stuff (receiver, gas blocks, front sight block etc) are all factory.




    SGL20 is the same darn thing but already converted from the factory (or so I've read). Just doesnt have the brake up front). Its less expensive to get this one than it would be to have your SGL10 bought and professionally converted.


    Essentially, they are both the same darn rifle as far as functional quality goes. I think the SGL10 has the BHO though...not sure.

    The SGL10 has a higher collector value though since only a limited number of those made it over (or so I've read).




  2. While safety is of utmost importance, you should also consider legal issues as well.


    Depending on the state, firing from the bed of your truck could be considered illegal (firing from a vehicle). Might want to look that one up.

    You never know who will be driving up to see what all the noise is about....then want to get technical on you. It no different then being technical on how you transport them etc.



    Just saying.





    Great to see people out having fun enjoying their 2nd Amendment rights responsibly. Always.




  3. One of the few things that prevent me from buying one of these PSL 54C (or any PSL) is the scope.


    I'm a lefty and the scope when mounted is left of center. I'd like essentially the same scope...but something that is positioned on the centerline that will clear the irons


    I "suppose" I could do the normal picatinny side rail and find a picatinny scope version....but its really a tough call. Not really the same thing to me.

    I like the reticle they have and want to get a lit reticle too.


    Oh well. Food for thought. Nice round though.



  4. semi- PKM should be fine :P


    Seriously though. There will come a flash point with all this legislation. I mean, I read/hear a lot of people all over always say they won't give them up (cold dead hands etc), but turn right around and position themselves for the next retreat. i.e. "I gotta downgrade to a pump" (for example).




    Where does it stop? Rimfire only? Slingshots? Crap...I better get that high powered air rifle when my long arm is outlawed. Price will certainly go up for non-laser engraved BB's for sure! I bet long as I pay my yearly "fee" on time, I can keep more than one case of BB's in my safe! They won't be able to pass that "random safe inspection" bill anyway. HA!



    I will NEVER give up my RIGHT to keep and bear BB guns.




    Anyway, each bill introduced like this should be a concern to all of us. They like to call them sensible laws? Matter of perspective. Some will buy weapons to "comply". Some will move to states that do not have such laws. Eventually it's going to cross a person/group and then the SHTF for someone. Technically, I think that person/group will meet the "retreat" law when they say no, you can't have it.


    I follow all firearm laws and stay legit. Most others do as well I'm sure. Each person has their own line though. I think their bills are getting close to some people's line though. Not mine right now. But surely other's.



    Thank goodness we have the economy to distract us.




  5. Zbigniew Brzezinski is saying there will be sanctions on Russia recently in an interview if they continue. He is the top adviser behind Obama and is probably the one behind the scenes pulling the strings with this Georgian conflict. Do we have any US based spare parts resellers for bolts/bolt carriers/op rods? I dont think Tromix makes those, but could they if we had Russia cut off from exporting?


    Nope... Cheney is the top suspect according to some Intel Analysis circulating out there. All of this is a neo-con agenda thing which Brzezinski detests. You had both Bush and Putin out of country at the same time for the opening ceremony of Olympics. Furthermore, Cheney said aggression against Georgia "must not go unanswered." ...to fan the flames (he lit) a little more.




    Oh, and BVAMP, I currently know a few Russian prior military as well (Naval Infantry etc). Don't let the word "Spetsnaz" equate to something uber or commando -its really not. Perhaps in his case but just saying "not in all cases". Its just special purpose designation. Granted, they do get better training at what they do than standard forces....but its special to what they are assigned to do. That could be just being a well trained bodyguard for diplomats -which is not someone expert in recon work or demolitions. Just depends which group that person was with.

  6. Only by you... Was that comment directed to me? Can't tell....I would hope not.



    Anyway, for the record, I personally think that Russia has the right to do what they're doing. Its like if Iran attacked across the border our troops in Iraq... not only would be beat them back, but would go after the emplacements that did the launching or staging.

    However, civilian bombing though is certainly not something I approve of.


    I was pointing out the fact that this could grow into something much larger than just a border skirmish. Much much larger.


    After all,

    The Security Council had met late night Thursday and early Friday but failed to agree on a Russia-drafted statement that would call on Georgia and South Ossetian rebels to renounce the use of force.


    Georgia, backed by the United States and some other council members, rejected the wording calling for the renunciation of force.


    So yeah, the Russian guys are talking about a truce (get out of South Ossetia), but Georgia refuses to call for a renunciation of force -and we're backing that stance.

    (I don't really support that stance... Georgia bit off more than they could chew in my opinion -big time. However, the disputed province is technically part of Georgia...just depends on who you ask is recognizing it. So they have a point too).


    All things considered though, Russia is showing some serious restraint. Considering what they could do to that country if they wanted to, sending only a few thousand down that way is more or less "mild".


    The Georgian President (US backed and not some loose unit) took a gamble and launched the offensive 1st to get the separatist South Ossetia back under govt. control. Well, Russia pushed back and drove more in to support "its citizens". We'd do no less if we had peace keepers have an offensive roll on them either.

  7. I'm sure we can all read the news (from around the world to get a "better" picture of course).



    Essentially, Russia moved into the South Ossetia to support the break away province (and had peace keepers there already).

    Georgia had its disputes with South Ossetia and its unclear "who" broke a cease fire. BUT, when Russia crossed what Georgia considers it's border, they decided to attack the Russian forces.

    So yes, Georgia shot 1st.... and now that this has happened, Russia is taking the stance that it will defend its citizens (90% of South Ossetia people carry Russian passports -which Russia considers making them citizens).



    Aside from all that, the bombing of civilian targets is deplorable (my opinion). However, the act of bombing "Georgia" in general is not out of question in the Russian view. After all, the Georgian planes and tanks, fuel points, troop movements all have to come from somewhere -they figure to cripple all of that -and then some!

    Sad fact of a doctrine.


    Keep in mind that Russia not only came though South Ossetia (that's a serious mountain pass), the also landed by sea as well.



    As for how this affects our imports of S-12's? Honestly, how self centered can you get? This could blow into something big and quick because the current US administration tends to take a hard stance about things like this (not that we can do squat about it...nor should we).

    Not trying to insult....but c'mon, there's a much larger issue here depending if this becomes a proxy war or Russia decides it wants to redraw the map lines.

  8. ...Alot of you with single drum orders talk too much...


    What a snob comment. Heaven forbid the mere single drum peasants own businesses or contribute to society. I'm quite confident quite a number on here either own a business, make middle class income or better, or at least have solid "careers" instead of mere jobs.



    Show some class.





  9. I am not sure if this counts as bait and switch or not. You would have to prove that they had never intended to honor the given price which may or may not be difficult to do.


    However, if you paid for these in advance with a check, then US contract law clearly applies. As soon as they cash the check then a "contract to sell" has been established which has a hard and fast agreed-upon price. If they break that contract, they may then be liable for loss of "opportunity cost" as well. Since they send flyers to my house, that becomes a solicitation to sell which means my local County has juridiction for the case. They would be absolutely stupid to not honor the price for those that have pre-paid since the cost of defending the lawsuites remotely would be highly cost prohibitive.


    As for those that just gave them their credit card number with instructions to charge it when the rifles shipped, not sure what the legal ramifications of that are. You might be SOL.


    Standard BS Disclaimer: This is not intended to be legal advice. Talk to your local money-grubbing-bottom-feeder if you want real advice or head to your local law library and get the same info for free :devil:



    +1 on the LOC. I personally think that opinion is accurate. If they cashed it, it should be a deal and would cost them more in court (interstate commerce and small claims wouldnt be cheap) to argue against the agreement (unless they had a disclaimer or something). If its a hold, its like in escrow and either party should be able to back out if the circumstances change from the original deal.


    As for proving a bait and switch...probably not that hard. Just show the advertisement and the disclaimers (if any). Thats shows the intent "at the time" of sale.


    Most people work through this type stuff though....its minor really. All depends on how they worded the deal.


    IF your check bounced, you could be sure they'd go after what you "owe" them (which could involve LOC as well)




    Blah...Either way.... $530 is still a great deal on one. Its principle though.

  10. Mount mount mount... Are you talking the mount that the scope? Or the rail on the receiver?





    Do a search for Tantal and you'll find his site. Send him an email...usually has about any mount (or rail) you can imagine, and they're accurate for the AK type/year.


    Or you could do a simple search on ebay for SAIGA and you'll see various things -but also some side mounts or rails etc.



    Or you can search for Kalinka Optics and you'll find some stuff there.

    ...and so forth.




  11. HOLD ON a moment....


    Changing bolt for testing might result in headspace issues. Not sure how headspace is for the shotguns, but in others (like AR series or whatever) its a no no to simply swap and go without "at least" checking. I would think you will be fine though.


    Safety first :)



    Oh, and Tantal has dust covers :) I got a spare from him before (not that it will ever need to be used).


  12. Tony Rumore at Tromix.com

    or Will at Redstick-Firearms.com


    Only 2 I trust with builds. Both usually have waiting lists though. Worth every moment.


    There are some great gunsmith's that tiy can find to make you great range guns, competition guns, home defense guns, hunting and so forth....


    ..but only those 2 guys I trust with SHTF or TEOTWAWKI guns that I would head to the hills with.



    my 5 cents (inflation).


  13. Talk to Tantal

    He has spare Saiga 12 parts (here and there). I think based on my last "inventory" list (in an email early June) he might have what you need.

    I was checking for spare parts (springs/extractor or whatever) and I think he only has the top covers and complete bolt assembly in stock (its a take-off).


    (looked it up in my email for you): Saiga-12 bolt assembly, complete, take-off but near new, serialized $49.95 (+ shipping $4.90) IN STOCK


    Of course.... you only need the firing pin components inside :) So that might be the way to go. I dont know if its still in stock or will include the whole thing or simply just the bolt head. You have to ask him on that one.

    BUT, its an option for you.



    Congrats on the great deal. I'd have it seriously checked though to find out for sure why it broke (head spacing?) That's a Tony question for sure.

    Play it safe!




    Anyway, hope that helps.




    As for the rest. Give it a rest folks. Sheesh, it raised the eye (trained eye I might add) of even Tony. As well it should!

    Heck, even I was scratching my head thinking "what the...how"?

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