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  1. If you happen to have a disconnector that is way to deep, tapco will mail you a free replacement.
  2. The disconnector spring or the disconnector hole might be the problem. A few years back Tapco had a batch of G2 disconnectors that had a spring hole too deep and this made the disconnector malfunction. A certain ak parts company has distributed short 12 coil disconnector springs which I remember causing this same issue.
  3. I went to the local gun show and not one box of either Military Classic 124 gr hp or Tula 124 gr hp. None to inspect and test out.
  4. Not necessarily, I know people who have taken COM shots from .45s and 9mm and are still around. Some of them were hit multiple times even. What pistol round are you going to use that over penetrates less than a TAP rifle round? What loads specifically are you referring to? Thanks. Once a 7.62x39 TAP type bullet passes through an average torso, it will likely be so mangled and deformed that it may not even penetrate one drywall sheet. However, I think some would be concerned about missing the badguy altogether and knowing the bullet will sail through many walls. As long as y
  5. I been trying to get the Tula HP locally and no one has it. The next gunshow might have some hopefully Nov 12.
  6. Barnaul or Vympel need to seriously consider loading 8m3 bullets in laquer coated cases. The red sealant on the neck and primers is nice to have. We need an official petition drawn up with signatures so that the bozos doing the importing lately will get their heads out their asses and import decent ammo like this. All the Wolf performance poly coated crap needs to end. It has zero benefit and does not protect against corrosion. Laquer coated cases rule.
  7. Just as soon as one of the contract importers places an order for a few. A poll thread might catch some attention and speed up the process.
  8. I have not done this personally but have read that if the base is open and the front is made open by filing the tip off the lead core can slip through leaving the jacket behind. A safer method might be to file off a bullet with a jacketed base such as a softpoint would have. The blunt face will not be good for positive feeding from a magazine and would probably require hand loading. The easier way to increase terminal performance and still have perfect feeding is to use Hornady SST loaded ammo.
  9. I used the term captured because of the cup looking piece on the spring end, similar to how you can purchase a recoil spring for a pistol that is captured but the spring can be replaced by unscrewing the end piece. Example captured recoil rod http://www.glockmeister.com/Glockmeister-Stainless-Steel-Captured-Recoil-Rod-for-G17_22_31-and-other-GLOCK-Models/productinfo/GMSSR17C-2/
  10. Ok, I must correct something I stated earlier in this thread. Saigas can use either type of bolt springed or free floating, but only the springed bolts are hollowed out in the rear for the spring and firing pin retainment bulge to fit. So a free floating pin or a springed pin will fit a springed bolt, but a free floating bolt can only fit with a freefloating pin.
  11. The 7.62x39 vepr has one and it can also use a regular free floating one. I can swap in a vepr spring loaded one into a saiga bolt. The firing pin itself is notched to retain the spring. A saiga bolt could use either type with no mods required. However, bear in mind, the saiga/vepr bolt uses a 74 style firing pin. Do you have any pictures to compare, so I can order the exact part to swap out the free floating pin, for a spring loaded one, for my 7.62x39? thanks! Robert Look at this thread in the link http://forum.saiga-1...-saiga-308-bolt That is a saiga captured spring
  12. The firing pin is prevented from moving all the way forward by a live primer. This allows for enough rear length so that the hammer can tag the pin.
  13. I originally figured it would work but someone else actually certified that it does.
  14. Someone on another thread said that he tried it and it worked.
  15. If your not going to clean the carrier or rifle with break parts cleaner, then it will hold up great. Just use a mild cleaner. Clean the carrier off before painting with break parts cleaner to fully degrease. Your carrier came from the factory painted. I stripped and painted a few carriers and never had a jam. I would caution to not paint the inner bolt tunnel and leave that as is. The bolt is also another part that does not need painting and should be left alone.
  16. You can get an AK74 carrier for $20 from http://forum.saiga-12.com/index.php?/topic/56800-wts-bulgarian-ak74-parts/ You could also just spray finish for less than $10 http://forum.saiga-12.com/index.php?/topic/70475-alternative-finish-for-your-762x39-rifles/page__p__684879&do=findComment&comment=684879 I have used the caliper paint lately with great success. It is real easy to do. By the way, I completely stripped and refinished this rifle with the same caliper paint. http://i47.tinypic.com/2ldfvyx
  17. Headspacing is for bolt replacements. The carriers do not require this. The carriers do not interact with the bolt lock up tolerances.
  18. A few years a go I tried testing whether a Bulgarian AKM carrier would work in a Saiga and the carier would not go all the way forward. The gas pistons AKM versus AK74/AK100 are at least 1/2 inch different in length. The AKM carrier was also a bit too high for my saiga. AKM carriers are different than AK74/AK100 This is how far forward it went. A saiga bolt stem fits way loose in a AKM carrier. The bolt size dimensions are not even compatible. Bulgarian AKM in the center. Russian AK100 types on each side. Close up of the Bulgarian AKM c
  19. An AK74 either Russian or Bulgarian should work.
  20. Length 3.382 inches Width 0.146 inches Thickness 0.065 inches Also, I have some actual Izmash saiga 7.62x39 extractors that are 0.270 inches wide-side facing out and 0.525 inches long. The radius cut on the blade fits a .308 case head recess very tightly. From looking at a .308 bolt head on another thread, I would be willing to bet that they might work in a .308 bolt. Unfortunately, I don't have a .308 bolt to try them out. Anyone with a .308 bolt and a micrometer might be able to check the dimensions on the extractor against the ones above of the 7.62x39 extractor.
  21. LOL I thought milspec quality wood handguards are suppose to be able to go over 350 rounds without melting, smoking, or burning. http://forum.saiga-12.com/index.php?/topic/70574-anyone-else-see-this-video/
  22. By the way, the M1 garands and M14s have a free floated firing pin. Just from looking at the size, if a primer is too soft for a M1 or M14(.308) it might be too soft for an AK74 pin.
  23. This episode confirms that an AK74 firing pin will work in the 7.62x39, 5.45x39, .308, and 223 versions. The 12 guage version is definitely a weird two piece firing pin.
  24. An AK74 non-spring captured firing pin should work without the spring. Yes, these are cheap and easy to buy. See KVAR You can use a non spring pin in your rifle. My Vepr also has a captured firing pin spring, but I have tried installing a regular AK74 firing pin with no problems. Just beware of the softer primers and perhaps be extra carefull when using them. http://www.k-var.com...&cat=288&page=1 $11.19
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