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  1. renegadebuck

    What are you guys feeding your Saiga .223s

    The BATFE have no interest in how much ammo you buy or have. I called them last year and asked. Their answer was I could buy it by the traincar if I wanted to. There was/is no law on how much you can buy or own. I bought a pallet of Golden Tiger. It is the best ammo I have ever ran through my Saiga and it works great in AR's too.
  2. renegadebuck

    Sooo... can i take a deer?

    I know the round will kill a deer if it's a head shot. Of course, if you're horn hunting it would suck. I'm sure it would kill eventually with a good body shot, but I wouldn't want to have to track it until the deer co-operated. The bullet is just too small unless it's a head shot for me to try. The 7.62x39 now is great for deer. Polishing won't make it more accurate, but of course make the trigger smoother.
  3. renegadebuck

    "cheap" Russian ammo

    Golden Tiger is another.
  4. renegadebuck

    Looking for good, cheap FMJ

    If you are close to NC, I have Golden Tiger by the 1k=$205 renegadebuck I have plenty of ammo in my small stock pile and I am in Texas. My rifle seems to do very well with Previ Partizan 55gr SP ammo. I am very impressed with the results plus it cleans very easy. Thanks for the offer though. If you ever stop near the Houston area drop me a PM. The reason I replied is I bought for a group buy and not many picked up what they wanted, so I ended up with about 60k extra. Shipping will kill you though!
  5. renegadebuck

    Looking for good, cheap FMJ

    If you are close to NC, I have Golden Tiger by the 1k=$205
  6. renegadebuck

    Be careful

    It actually still shoots. I just tried it and it functions perfectly. I just have to fill in, straighten, and weld up the magwell, so I really doubt he sells it, but I will ask. Edited to add. He's really a super guy, just has a health problem until he gets his transplant. No offense or mocking taken. Any of us could have an organ fail at any time. I just happen to have known this guy most of my life. His mind isn't going, unlike some, if his enzymes and whatever get off because of the organ failing and the medication hasn't done it's job yet, he gets a bit spacey and dizzy. He can realize the dizzy, but not the spaceiness. That can slip up on him. So your friend has cirrhosis of the liver? His Ammonia level rises sometimes and he gets hepatic encephalopathy? He just has to increase his lactulose dose when he starts to feel a little goofy, if he can tell. Or his family or someone close should be doing that for him. Depending on what caused his cirrhosis, he may or may not be eligible for a liver transplant. Regardless, he needs to be EXTRA careful when working with machinery, including driving. Hepatic encephalopathy can cause all kinds of goofy. He has the same desease Walter Peyton had. I can never remember the name. He is on the list. He traded his truck for a car he didn't like when he got his wits back once. I still laugh over that one.
  7. renegadebuck

    Be careful

    It actually still shoots. I just tried it and it functions perfectly. I just have to fill in, straighten, and weld up the magwell, so I really doubt he sells it, but I will ask. Edited to add. He's really a super guy, just has a health problem until he gets his transplant. No offense or mocking taken. Any of us could have an organ fail at any time. I just happen to have known this guy most of my life. His mind isn't going, unlike some, if his enzymes and whatever get off because of the organ failing and the medication hasn't done it's job yet, he gets a bit spacey and dizzy. He can realize the dizzy, but not the spaceiness. That can slip up on him.
  8. renegadebuck

    Be careful

    I actually started this thread just to tick you off, and to find out what a classy genius you really were. Thanks for the education. Exactly right! Edited for pics. He took the mag(or what was left of it) with him. But I took these:
  9. Ok Guys, this is more humorous than tragic (for people anyway). Have you ever shot your Saiga? Before you answer, look at the question the other way. My friend did! He's a really smart guy (most of the time) but he has health issues. When these issues arise, he does some really stupid crap. The good thing is as soon as he starts talking, you can tell if his chemistry is off or if he's "normal". Getting back to the subject, a few weeks ago, he brought an AR to the house to shoot. I asked about his Saiga and he sort of hung his head and said he didn't have it anymore. I asked if he'd sold it or traded it, he replied no. I then asked again, more directly,"where's your Saiga"? It's in the safe at home, he replied. I asked again, Why didn't you bring your Saiga since we are shooting .223's? He said that he'd shot it last night. This statement alone is not good, as he lives in the city. Where'd you shoot it? In the safe, he replied. This answer is not too good either. Why did you shoot it in the safe? Because that's where it was, is also not a good answer. Now for the fun part, Why did you shoot it? Did it sleep with your girlfriend? No, the AR just went off and shot the Saiga in the magwell. It had a surefire mag in it, loaded. He never keeps a round in the chamber of a rifle, but does keep a loaded mag in them. I think he thought he was checking for a round, to be safe, and forgot to remove the mag before doing this, then removed the mag and aimed in the safe to release the pressure on the trigger spring. His ears were still ringing, and I finally stopped laughing. He's going to bring it to me to see if I can fix it today.
  10. renegadebuck

    update

    Thanks, and always!
  11. renegadebuck

    update

    I pick them up today(in their cut form) and start assembly tomorrow.
  12. renegadebuck

    update

    I forgot, that was my fault also. As far as the customer, I hate we couldn't resolve it, but now that I've figured out what's wrong, I think it's best just to sever ties.
  13. renegadebuck

    update

    OK guys, this is painful. I have run into a person/customer that even offering a complete refund didn't please. I apologize to the person and to everyone else. The story is long, suffice it to say, it worked for me but not for him. I will be returning his money on the return of the adapter. Evidently, there is one Saiga(and owner) out there it won't work on, and that didn't break. I think I know why, but that doesn't matter now. I've been awakened at 3 am to this guy complaining and had my integrity questioned and insulted. To help appease him, I'm adding this disclaimer that it wouldn't work on his rifle, and that enlarging the trunnion so the AR mags fit, makes the Bulgarian Waffles looser. (DUH) Please, if you are unsure on how/what to do, get a gunsmith or a machine shop to do it for you. This is the preferred practice anyway. I didn't and haven't had a problem with mine or any of the ones that I have done, and I found it very simple to do, but that is not true for everyone. I probably could have written this better and less bitterly if I weren't so ready to strangle the shit out of something! I probably should have waited, but screw it. Read it with a grain of salt, will ya?
  14. renegadebuck

    Cracked Front Trunnion after AR Mag mod

    Not sure you are on the right track. Metal density can vary widely from one casting to next. A denser casting is going to be more resistant to flexion and breakage. You won't find a dremel anywhere near my shop, but even so just for the sake of argument, if one were to use a dremel or any other tool with a rotating head to remove metal - it isn't necessary to heat the metal to the point of affecting temper to remove what you need to remove. My guess is that the wild card is the metal density and quality of the casting, which varies from gun to gun with every other cast part. It stands to reason that the quality and density of the front trunnion casting will vary as well. JMHO I tend to agree with this line of reasoning. I have over 5k rounds fired out of one rifle and in excess of 3k rounds through another without a problem, not counting the others that are out there. So far, only 1 has a problem. While this is unacceptable, it must first be determined what the cause was before any conclusion is drawn. Unfortunately, I have no way of comparing the density of 2 or more trunnions. We are not the first to make an adapter, and I have never heard of another incident like this. All of them require some metal removal as the AR mag will not fit in the rifle without it. I do hope someone finds the answer, but I don't really see it happening soon, as you would have to test many trunnions and we just don't have access to them. Ok, Edited to add: I really need to make sure I read the entire thread as I see we have 2 problems. I wasn't extremely worried with one, but two? I wonder if both of these rifles were made about the same time. Both of mine are 07-08 vintage and have shown no ill effects.
  15. renegadebuck

    Cracked Front Trunnion after AR Mag mod

    No, in my case, the only need for any milling/grinding is so the mag will fit in the gun. The adapter needs nothing to fit the gun, so, nothing can be done adapter wise to solve or prevent this that I can see.
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