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  1. my hat to you and your kin. thank you for sharing this with us./me i wish you and yours my very best.
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    S 12 ready conditions

    i load 3" in my locked mag. also, just load a slug on top....save yourself the grief/worry......unless you load something really cheap, the gun shouldnt care anyway what you store in it....
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    Kalashnikov USA finally shipping Saiga 12

    i agree, the bolt shouldnt even kiss the rear trunion under fired recoil. no buffers
  4. what do you need right now, i will try to help you
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    im going to make a hidden catch of some kind for it, its proving quite difficult to source a working original locking mech. then all i need is a cheap florescent light in there, and some cheap coke collectibles, and bingo!
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    if they dont look, then it works... fuck it
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    so ive been busy with the house and the hurricane, but i have been messing with this gun every night almost and looking closely at a number of things. the front trunion isnt as beefy, but appears to be of a harder metal than the rear trunion. the rail spot welds are actually nearly perfect. the importer has explained to me the biggest difference to this thing is the bolt and carrier which are not interchangeable with the saiga12. the bolt carrier and piston is one piece on this. its pretty robust, but i doubt if i mis-set the gas setting with 3" cannon rounds it will hold, like the saiga12 wont as well. i still dont like the safety even though it operates very easily and smoothly. its positive, but really feels as if i can just rip it out. the finish - i have decided to not do solvent or chemical tests to it. it seems to be a light powder coating and is easy to scratch , which i dont care about anyhow. all rivets are well formed and mushroomed. trigger is smooth, needs very little work to be what i consider to be perfect. bolt to hammer also same. will require very little to make perfect, impressed with how close the fcg is to where i like it. trigger and hammer are in with a shepard's crook and not a cheap spring, i like. optic rail appears to be in line, but sights appear slightly left. dont know yet until i slug fest it. the recoil spring and piston are different, but appear to be adequate, again, will know more when i run it hard. i have some shells rusting as i write this....."dirty rotten nasty shotshells" post in mind, also frozen winter in mind.... i am still very happy with this gun, hopefully when i shoot it it doesnt let my hopes down. i dont think it will/ so far so good.....
  8. try doing what i do (sometimes unintentially) and not speak for an entire day, for any reason. its a lot harder than you think it is, but it gives you this peaceful feeling that i honestly cant explain or get any other way.
  9. i can tell you this - i do millwork installations for lowes under a contractor and we cant get ANY competant help that can pass a background check. its pretty ridiculous. nevermind factory mistakes, damaged products, mismeasurements, wrong this, wrong that, didnt sell the customer new locksets....its endless. half of my day consists of checking everything everyone did or didnt do before i break my ass in the heat. you should make saturday "me" day. im just now getting saturdays off, but next week, i have about 30 windows and 6 or 7 doors to install.... so my weekend is shot because i have to rest, and not work on my own shit. i miss working one week a month. you need to enjoy it, man....
  10. im jealous, i came to florida to semi retire, and did, but other things made me not. i hope you do well. its so much nicer half worrying about shit....
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    ok preliminary results. the safety is a piece of sheet metal shit. the stock is too short, it is a warsaw length stock, and not for modern man. the chrome lining is thin, but is there. when i rack the bolt, it actually makes a different noise than the saiga, due to thin and less hard/light metal. but i like it. ill knock it apart this weekend. the mag is off, blah blah. for 400 bucks, im already a fan, even if i put up negatives... i gotta do my thing yet, and knock it apart tomorrow, just give mew a minute. the gas plug is interesting....its a four position with scoops taken out of it, i will have to see at the range whats up with that. i got a low serial #, so take it with salt i guess. so far i think its a good gun.... i do like the fit and finish of it. its not as robust as the saiga12, but it fits well.
  12. YAY TITTIES!!! happy birthday dude
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    i have one inbound for personal use. will let you all know. yes im going to torture it. i will be looking at quite a number of things, and will keep my review from the lamers perspective. im thinking of a lot of things to check on it, but am very excited to get it next week. ive been looking at this gun for a month now. anyone wants me to check something specific, let me know, i will try to accomodate you. i will be checking metallurgy, among other things. trigger, parts fit, finish durability/heat, barrel lining, overall strength, magwell tolerances, etc lots of stuff.... stay tuned.... if you have questions put them in here, cause ill be checking next week folks..... im even going to check the gas block and sights..... it should be here next week, we shall see..... BVamp
  14. ya know, one of the things i have realized in my short life, and ive come to appreciate is my right to bear arms and my right to free assembly as well as free speech.... business shoots are different. but the personal "lets gather" shoots i love. i used to do them every weekend back home....you hear me shooting, come on over, BRING IT. its not about competitiveness, its not about who has what, its not about yadayadayada, its that we are all on the same floor. period. forums should not be about fighting or bickering, as this is the digital form of us all standing on the firing line together, in tune together, like minded, and have the same willingness. i saw that last weekend again, and im going to remind you all of that. its ALL of us, not some of us. thats where it should be left. that simple. E Pluribus Unem.
  15. im not going into all of the details, but i handled (as admin or moderator at the time, dont remember which) the widowmaker situation and cameron whom i still consider a friend of mine/ yeh that whole affair got pretty ugly./// i spoke directly with tech branch head about the whole drum thing begging them to follow the law to the letter and not ban the best every mans' shotgun available, which they agreed was correct with my arguement. there was a total shitstorm thats for sure....then the product issues after, cameron getting thrown into the fire, nine million phone calls and hours....yeh now i can look back and take a deep breath, but as much as my conduct of that situation was off in some ways, i think i did right by everyone in doing what i did. btw, the machine gun shoot today was awesome! lots of good memories of saiga shoots and the people there then and how we all interacted came right back to me.... the poison i had in me is completely gone what a great day and sore shoulder i have had.
  16. the fucker is a nazi, and max and i rtacked him down, he had to go (mcuzi). as for the rest of what you said 6500, i plead the fifth LOL
  17. indy, just hover over your name, gives member number and date....so far im the only one to post with a two digit member number....its definitely been a while. i forgot how much i miss shooting the shit with you people was. lots of familiar folks chiming in! after selling off almost my entire gun collection and accessories by 2011? or so? (i only kept the four from my childhood) i just now got my interest back in firearms and have begun buying a new collection. you guys woulda died laughing if you were a fly on the wall the first time i tried to reassemble my c308 when i first got it. man oh man did i feel stupid when i couldnt get the rollers on the bolt in the right spot, to re-insert it into the receiver ....for two hours....LOL i wound up throwing the operators manual across the room and went saiga mechanic on it with a mallet and figured it out the old fashioned way. it made me think of the old days here, actually.
  18. they probably did. BUT i saved you one hell of a headache and some money to boot with that heads up and meeting even if it was all for nothing. i got fucked over in my own endeavors remember.... as for the other part, i do it to everyone. part of having a rifle since age 5 and millions of rounds off your shoulder....my eyesight and nerves are going, so i cant bet on it any longer, but hey, its all fun anyhow, and i still teach kids and new gun owners shooting etiquette and technique. why waste knowledge, is my thinking....give me a handgun however, and im still bad with it, but ill get 3 of 5 charcoals at 50 feet.... you should round the gang up and come up next sat for the shoot....its going to be pretty casual, would be good to see some old friends' faces too.....
  19. but i can still knock a saiga apart and warranty it on a pallet with a block of wood or in the middle of a cow pasture or make a benelli owner cry, and STILL outshoot you with your own rifle or keep you from being sued for patent infringement (true stories great memories)
  20. i still do drive bys. machine gun shoot sept 1st hernando sportsmans club 9am sharp if anyone's interested. bring ammo. edit to add - ive been here since pretty much the beginning and walked through all of what could possibly be a good part of my life through this forum. for some years i was angry and felt violated and cheated at times, but all in all it was a good experience, and i can say to myself that i did that. there are a LOT of good people here, old and new. this always was and still is, a different type of forum/community/. very personable. even when we hate each other we are still there and will still help out. even when cobra and i were at each other's throats, i could still call him or he me, for help, and end the conversation with "go fuck yourself". I have met a number of you, and worked on a great many member's guns as well. i never left? i just got burnt out i guess......