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  1. BattleRifleG3

    243 Conversion (khyber pass RPK)

    That sounds like a great idea, only other possible issue would be feeding blunter bullets. Just something to get past, may not be that hard, I don't think it's prohibitive at all.
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    Is the Saiga 100 in 30-06 ever going to show up?

    Check the Saiga General forum for a writeup and range report. They have tons of conversion potential for the creative and not timid.
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    No, but I've seen their price drop about 40% since coming out. Apparently they weren't everything they were cracked up to be. Inspecting one in person, it didn't seem that bad, at least for a shooter. I like the safety, extractor, and 3 lug bolt, and the stock with integral studs isn't bad either. I'm tempted to pick one up at current prices as long as they have full warranty support.
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    White Oak rifle stock

    The warpage of any material is proportional to its thickness, even if inletted seriously. The multi-piece sets of AKs, including Saigas, make this less of an issue. The general crudeness of the AK even more so. I make stocks out of oak all the time. Used to use while oak because it was supposedly stronger, but it's cracked on me much more than red oak. I recommend a heavy sealing finish. Hard to get a clear polyurethane finish (it's a little bit yellow by nature), but a red tinted finish would probably turn out well. Polycrilic can be clear but doesn't take moisture as well.
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    Is the Saiga 100 in 30-06 ever going to show up?

    I have one. Everyone said they wanted one but hardly anyone bought them, so people stopped stocking them.
  6. I hadn't seen these until recently, and they seem so neat I can't believe they weren't offered long ago. A laser site that replaces the end cap on a tube fed shotgun. This would only work on mags with a removable external cap, ie not a Mossberg 500. It also would preclude use of a mag extension, so an ideal use would be one that was already extended, like a Winchester 1300 Defender, Mossberg 590, or Browning or Ithaca home defense model. The 1300 Defender Practical with longer barrel would be ideal, since then the laser wouldn't extend beyond the muzzle. Sort of similar to something offered for HK rifles and Saiga shotguns. The HK version would replace the end cap on the cocking tube, and the Saiga version the gas adjustment knob. While we're at it, anyone know where to find those HK lasers?
  7. Tapco, ACE, and probably more seem to be offering non-conversion Saiga stocks with separate pistol grip and even folding stock. Maybe I've missed something over the past couple years, but back when I was here more often we were constantly telling people they couldn't just plug something in and it be legal. The beauty of having to convert is that if you use all US parts you're good for compliance. True, now there are a lot more US mags out there, but still it seems that there's a lot of potential for people to innocently throw a non-conversion stock in their Saiga. Remember, adding a P-grip when it didn't have one already doesn't lower the imported parts count. I get asked to make them all the time and I keep having to be the bearer of bad news, and now I feel like I'm the only one who still thinks it isn't ok. Did I miss something? On another note, seeing all the threads saying "Am I legal?" drives me nuts. If you're not sure about your legality, DON'T tell the whole world on the internet. Heck, don't modify your gun either until you have the answers, and if it's already modified just disassemble it and wait for an answer.
  8. Ok folks, I've done some measuring and such with my S-223 and have reached a conclusion on the use of Mini-mags. 1. It would be more practical to make an adaptor for Mini-mags than to try to convert them individually. More cost effective for me and for you. 2. Based on the size and shape of Mini-14 mags, an adaptor could be made that would require NO MODIFICATION to the original rifle, including feed-ramp addition. It could be installed and removed without any changes to the rifle. I cannot say that it would work in a rifle with the feedramp already installed. My guess would be no. 3. Such an adaptor would consist of a sheet metal guide/mag well for the Mini-14 mag that would pop into place. It would also require a slip-on tab for the mag catch. 4. This device would extend beneath the S-223 mag well but not very far, 1/4" to 1/2" tops. The sheet metal construction would be a good match for the AK. 5. The price on such an item would be $30-40. So the question is, who would want to buy it? I have many projects underway, so tell me if this one is worth my time to develop and offer. This is directed at those who HAVE a Saiga 223 and would actually buy this device. Believe me, people's minds change when they have an idea for a gun they don't yet have (ie me and mine.) Speak now guys, I have a lot of resource related decisions ahead. Yay or nay. No hard feelings, just the truth.
  9. Might be a tired question, but can't find answers that aren't a little outdated. 1. Can a customer currently place an order through the website to secure the listed price, irrespective of delivery time, under the 50/50 credit card charging terms listed? 2. Will prices be honored to those who currently place deposits in the case that market prices are driven up by speculation, material costs, introduced legislation, or legislation passed with a future effective date? 3. In the case that the production is cut off by legislation, will there be a clear and immediate answer as to who will receive a drum and who will receive a refund of deposit? Let's please keep this thread to answers or directly related questions, and maybe it could serve as a way for people to keep up to date.
  10. If that's a price for a complete bolt carrier, piston, and cover made completely in the US, then it's not horrible. One step closer to an American AK. BUT there's a reason reciprocating charging handles are on the right and only non-reciprocating handles are on the left. They failed to mention that using this bolt carrier rules out the use of the receiver scope rail.
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    Shotgun lasers - Mag cap?

    Thanks a bunch! Now I'm wondering what shotguns have the same threads as the 870. Some websites identify this laser as working on Mossberg shotguns with mag tube cap (500A, 590, 835) but buyers report that it does not thread on completely. I just tried interchanging the tube caps between my 590 and 870. The 870 cap started on my 590 but wouldn't go all the way on. The 590 cap wouldn't even start on the 870. Which tells me that even though it may start to fit or force fit, they should not be interchanged, especially when accuracy is a concern. Maybe this is the first of many models. Seems to me a shotgun accessory should be made in versions for Mossberg, Remington, and Winchester.
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    Kayaker's pistol

    I bought a Taurus Judge for that exact reason. My rationale was more as a survival gun than for self defense against criminals, though it's good for that too. I decided to get it when I heard some poor creature being eaten by the shore at dusk. In western PA, we'e less likely to run into large bears and more likely to run into feral dogs and cats, small to medium black bears, snakes, and something with rabies. I decided that I needed something that could hit something small and fast, and also have the ability to take something big. The stainless Judge was perfect. 410 for the small critters and 45 Colt for anything more. I have yet to carry it though. Fast access isn't at the top of my criteria, but I wouldn't put it in a drybag mounted to the boat. Figure that most survival situations would start with losing your boat. I'm trying to think of how it could be stored inside a lifejacket, but coming up blank. A fanny pack sounds good, I'm trying to think if there's any way to keep it closer to your body. I once went kayaking with a bookbag and wished I hadn't.
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    SBS and the AWB

    I agree that they will do it FAST, for this reason: Last time, they did it a couple months before the election. The republicans took over both houses for the first time in a long time. This time they won't be so stupid. They'll do it and put it behind them as fast as possible, let things cool down, stack the cards so BO has a popular first term, and then push for something worse in term 2 using this as a precedent. BUT we have one thing in our favor that we didn't in '94 - the internet. We can keep up to date and keep each other informed like we couldn't before. Hopefully it will get people motivated enough to vote the Dems out in the mid-term, and put more pro-freedom governors in place. Question - the NFA was challenged on the basis of the 2nd Amendment, and upheld because it wasn't a prohibition but a taxation. Was the 1994 AW Ban ever challenged in court on 2nd Amendment grounds? If not, it was probably due to the expiration. I could possibly imagine a coalition of states challenging a future AW ban on 2nd Amendment grounds. They could even argue that it restricts their ability to have a militia for homeland security, since many states define the citizenry as the unorganized militia.
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    Does Tromix do this..........

    If you want AK style handguards, start with Dinzag's hardware to allow use of AK pattern handguards. From there you have a choice of handguards, whether US or foreign. Modification may be required. As far as what I would offer, I could make custom handguards with his retainer in mind. When is another question.
  15. http://forum.saiga-12.com/index.php?showtopic=5920&st=90 I had put the G3 mag adaptors on hold until new Saigas come in, since people seemded less eager to modify a rifle when they didn't know what more would come and at what price. Recently, a few folks have expressed definite interest in adaptor conversions now. I have been asked how many firm commitments it would take to justify a short production run. I have stated on the above thread that if I have FOUR firm orders by the end of the weekend, I will make them all at once and have them ready by the New Year. These are the MkII version pictured in the above thread (not the earlier threads). They will be $100 each and will include in this special offer not one but TWO (2) modified G3 Magazines. There is one firm commitment already, in response to my challenge, so THREE more are needed to make this happen. Deadline for these will be Monday evening, considering that some people only have internet access on weekdays. In other words, midnight eastern standard time, 9pm pacific. These require more skill than the p-grip conversion. My recommendation is to do the P-grip conversion and if you believe you can take a step further, then you can do the mag adaptor conversion. YES you have to modify your own rifle, YES it is permanent, and YES you must make the rifle US compliant, and NO you do not change the parts count with this conversion (unless your G3 mags have US parts, which I don't think is worth it vs replacing the FCG and two stock parts.) And most definitely YES instructions will be included.
  16. She probably wants some say in what it is, no matter how much of a surprise it ends up being. So next time you're in the mall together go by a store and let her give you some hints. If she has a really wide range of what she might want in mind, maybe a zirconia may be ok, if she's the functional type, but otherwise it's better to go small and get the real thing than get a huge artificial rock. We went for something that had a good bit of ring to it, not just a rock on stilts with a tiny strip holding it all together. After she got it, all her subsequently engaged friends wished they had it. It's a three-stone ring that's both real and functional, and offers 180 degree support for the stones. Not the hugest rocks, but we were going quality over quantity. That being said, a real diamond is definitely good enough. Don't let the metrosexual jewelers talk you into a Leo or anything crazy like that. And the 2 months pay thing is exaggerated. Hers was at the top of our price range and it was one month's net pay. Of course if you can't buy most rings in the store for two month's pay, you probably can't afford to get married.
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    mocking the Bible

    The Christian belief on the Old Testament is that shows us our sin because we can't keep the law. The reason for that was to show us our need for a Saviour. Jesus fulfilled the law by paying the only price that would redeem us. This belief is held by all Christians, whether Roman Catholic, Reformed, Pentecostal, or independent. Contrary beliefs have consistently been rejected by the church as a whole, but keep trying to sneak back in the door under new names. A good old fashioned word for that is heresy. Different religions are different religions. Heresy is claiming to be something that it isn't. What most don't realize is that many people, like Obama, are part of the visible church and identify as Christians but are ultimately pluralists or universalists. If they just admitted that they were universalists like some of the founding fathers did, we could all get along and respectfully disagree. But continuing to identify as mainline Christians is a deception. Christians didn't dislike or distrust Lieberman for being a Jew, because he was honest about the fact that he believed in a different religion. Obama is distrusted because many people see him claiming to be something he isn't.
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    Double stack S20 mag?

    It would work IF and ONLY IF the mag had just the right curvature and fully supported each round with no room for flopping. The most difficult part would be a follower that stays at the right angle at every point. Also, you woudl have to load it just like a single stack, sliding the round back instead of pushing straight down, and you would have to load very carefully. The Romak III is an example of a true double stack mag for a rimmed cartridge.
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    How to mod a Saiga 308 to use M14 mags?

    The G3 mag adapter design for S-308 has two advantages: 1. Uses mildly modified cheap G3 mags. 2. Was legal during the ban because the mags could still work in a G3. A purpose built mag is always better as long as it's built right. If you are completely attached to a certain mag, at some point it becomes more cost effective to buy the rifle it was made for or design and build a new rifle.
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    Kalashnikov councillor suspended

    The last Scottish rebellion was the American Revolution. The traditional ideals and influences of Scottish rebellions were incorporated into our culture and government. The current Scottish nationalist movement is dominated by leftism because they don't realize that the traditional Scottish nationalists before them moved to America and many of their ideals became American ideals and have been called that ever since.
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    New .308 Ammo outperforms regular 30-06 hunting ammo !!!

    Here's why you CAN'T use hornady light magnum ammo in a typical autoloader, and beefing up the springs, buffer, gas tube, or piston won't change it: A typical pressure curve goes up really fast and then drops off almost as fast. I know this because I measured the velocity of a typical round at multiple barrel lengths and went backwards using a numerical differential equation spreadsheet. Bruce Wayne: Am I supposed to understand that? Lucius Fox: No, I just wanted you to understand how hard it was. So that max pressure that a gun was designed for is only reached for a short time. One way to push the envelope with ballistics for a given round is to develop a powder that doesn't go above the max pressure of the round, but hangs out at higher pressure longer. This powder also has to develop the full pressure fast enough. Some powders may burn slow but not make it to a high enough pressure fast enough to make a difference. This is the kind of thing that people with advanced degrees spend time working on and may or may not develop. How does that affect autoloaders? In a bolt action, the only thing to worry about is does it exceed the max pressure for a barrel at a given point. (The barrel can be thinner at the muzzle because the pressure is lower by the time the bullet gets there.) But in an autoloader, the pressure at any given point affects the cycling mechanism, in any recoil or gas system that I am aware of with the exception of Benelli's recoil operated rotating bolt shotguns. By the time the bullet passes the gas port, the pressure is pretty low. The pressure may be much higher than the gas port is designed for, even if it's nowhere near the max pressure. I can think of two ways that a semi-auto can be damaged from excessive port pressure, and they can work together to make a third way. 1. Excess cycling force. Bending a piston, torqueing a bolt and bolt carrier. This is what happens when you fire a hunting load in an M1 Garand. 2. Cycling with a higher pressure in the case still in the chamber. Extractor damage and wear on the bearing surfaces of the bolt lugs. This happened to the M16 carbines. 3. Applying excess cycling force is bad enough when all you're fighting against is the mass of the reciprocating parts. Combine that with a bolt that doesn't want to turn and you're looking to break your action. 4. I just thought of another reason. Say your bolt carrier and bolt have no problem unlocking at higher speed with higher forces. You start to eject your case with the pressure higher than it otherwise would be. All kinds of things could happen because of that, including a nice little explosion that may or may not be contained inside your action. So if you feel like donating your autoloader to science, buy some light magnum ammo and rig up a way to fire your Saiga remotely while you stay safe. But don't even consider firing it with yourself or anyone else close by. The ONLY way this might EVER work would be if a semi-auto was designed with an adjustable gas system SPECIFICALLY with this round in mind. It would probably need a system that delayed unlocking the bolt longer than usual, had a high reciprocating mass, a long gas system with a gas port far from the chamber, and a very long separation from regular and light magnum load settings. Many of these elements favor rifles that are semi-auto only, so a design based on a select fire rifle would be a bad candidate. You might start thinking of the FAL, but while I think that the 3-lug Saiga-308 and 30-06 can handle hunting loads, the FAL was designed for 7.62 NATO ammunition ONLY and should not be fed commercial 308 on any gas setting. In its case, it really is an issue of chamber pressure. BTW, for the 223 vs 5.56 issue in a Saiga 223, keep in mind that the Saiga-223's bolt was designed for 7.62x39mm and that marking it 223 instead of 5.56 was probably necessary for importation, since 5.56 is a military round. That and I have never heard of a specific rifle chambered for 223 that couldn't handle the pressure of 5.56, since most rifles are either designed for military/LE or based on 308 sporting rifles.
  22. Very nice! I've long thought this was a good idea, and I'm glad to see it becoming a reality. Look forward to hearing how such a high accuracy round performs on the AK platform.
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    I am worried about Mike.

    Not posting on a forum means someone's probably doing something off the forum, like actually making something. It's when a person for weeks or months at a time doesn't reply to ANYONE that worrying might be in order. And then the thing to do is ask if someone else has gotten through before jumping to conclusions.
  24. Here's the scoupe for this thread: Many people have been interested in Romak III / PSL sets for quite some time, and I have been limited by the fact that I don't have a PSL on hand. In this time, PSL prices have gone through the roof as availability has dried up and as much as I'd like to get one I haven't been able to at a reasonable price. Romakdaddy's set a.) didn't have 100% standard PSL parts and b.) was done with a level of constant cooperation including a bit of final fitting by him. Some have been interested in something similar but none of those orders have taken off, and I think communication may not have been the best at my own fault. BUT NOW... I have made a local arrangement for PSL stock fitting. Problem solved for a limited time. We have an appointment for mid summer. After the fitting, final shaping would proceed through the rest of the summer for a stock shipping ETA of September. What you get: Three or four piece stock set with either separate P-grip and buttstock or integrated dragunov or thumbhole style. Your choice of styles and options for all pieces. Buttstock length can be customized at no extra charge. Your choice of wood pending availability. I can discuss options based on your preferences. Stock sets will be shipped sanded and unfinished, ready for you to apply the finish of your choice. While these will be fitted to a real PSL, there still may be some minor final fitting required. We're talking pocketknife or file at the most. These can be fitted to the buttpads/buttplates of your choice at no extra charge as long as you provide the pad/plate and it is under 1.75" wide. A favorite of many is the limbsaver. Default will be a stripped and modified AR-15A2 buttplate. What it costs and when: I price sets according to a base price for certain woods and no options, and then add according to wood choice and options. Base price will be $180 shipped. Details and option prices will be listed below shortly. TENTATIVELY, there will be a 15 set maximum for this buy. I may be able to extend it, but if 15 orders are placed I may not be able to take more this time around. Of course if I get 15 orders really fast and more are beating on my door, I'll do everything I can to make a future arrangement. Heck, I might even be able to afford a PSL. 50% deposit is required by June 30, 2007. Balance will be due no later than September 30th, 2007. You are welcome to pay ahead of schedule. If your balance is not received or postmarked by that date your deposit will be forfeit, concise factual feedback left, and unpaid stock sets posted for sale. I'm sorry if this is a bit harsh, but some people don't understand the irreversibility of custom work. Of course I reserve the right to be reasonable, and to extend deadlines. Along with this comes the fact that being custom work, orders can't be cancelled. People who would wish to cancel are encouraged to find another buyer, presumably one who missed the original opportunity. I can assist if this becomes the case. Guarantees: I promise to accurately quote and describe the details of what is included in an order. If I make a mistake I will correct it at my expense. That typically goes without saying, I call it an "honesty and accuracy guarantee". One thing that is critical to custom work however is the articulation of expectations. Any specific expectations of fine details of shape, wood grain, and such need to be made clear and mutually agreed upon. If I can't read my wife's mind (who I love dearly) I certainly can't read the minds of people I meet on the internet. So let me know what you have in mind and I will tell you honestly how close I can get before you commit to an order. Any and all questions are welcome, and I encourage people to take as much time as they need to make a decision. So I also have a "patience guarantee." Revisions: People sometimes want to change an order once it's placed. Sometimes that's easier than others. Any changes have to be mutually agreed upon, and will probably have additional charges associated with them. Attached to my sticky thread is a catalog which gives an overview of my work and some available styles. It doesn't include PSL specific furniture, but many styles shown for AKs and Saigas could be adapted for the PSL. I also expect to post some pictures of additional styles developed as time goes by. I realize that this thread is worthless without pics. Some of you have seen pics, for those who haven't just hang in there. This thread is to break the ice and get the wheels turning. Please feel free to ask me any questions, preferably by E-mail, using my screenname at hotmail.
  25. This particular buy is long closed, and perhaps it would be a good idea to close the thread as well so that it doesn't bump other people's ads down. I can be reached by PM or by E-mail to my screenname at hotmail. I am not currently taking new orders in order to take care of the orders and projects currently on the table.