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  1. After seeing Indy's post on his Kushnapup build for the S12, I finally got off the fence and ordered one. I will not go into the detail that Indy did as his observations and review were spot on and don't need to be repeated for the purpose of this post. I just wanted to add my comments on the build with the Saiga .223, as I encountered a couple of issues that I think were unique to using a .223 on the build. I ordered my Kushnapup last week and received it in 3 days. Evidently there is plenty of stock and they ship the next day. I used a Saiga .223 with a 16.5" barrel. I kept the tang on for future options and legal compliance and cut the end off of one of the saiga stocks to use as an extension. I used a PMag from my AR to mock up the appearance with a high capacity mag. Mags for the S223 are on the way. The installation is straight forward, but I had to do a lot of fitting inside the stock to get the pup together. The primary areas of the stock that needed to be modified were: the mag release (which was expected), the trigger guard, and the safety pivot point. The kush already had areas milled out for the trigger guard and safety, but they were slightly off with the Saiga .223. The easiest way to see what needs a little taken off with the dremel is to brush on some line level powder inside and put it together and then mill down the contact points. You will not be able to see where the stock and receiver are touching without someway of marking it. The photo below shows the stock extension for the tang and where the stock had to be milled out for the mag release. One final issue with the Kushnapup build with Saiga rifles as opposed to the shotguns is the barrel ends up being free floated. There is a place where the Saiga 12 hand guard screw secures the kush stock to the FGB. Since the Saiga rifles do not use this setup (handguard is attached to the front of the receiver) you will not have this extra attachment point for the stock. However the rifle sits securely in the stock without it. Because I am cheap and had a rail section from a S12 quad rail that I no longer used, I cut it down to fit, roughed up the surfaces, and JB welded the top picatinny rail to the gas tube. It seems very secure and had plenty of surface area to bond to. We will see how it holds up. If it doesn't, I'll just buy the ultimak. Other than that, I plan on removing the FSB, threading the barrel, and adding a muzzle brake / flash suppressor. Overall, I love the way this gun feels when shouldered. It is back end heavy, and should facilitate quick target acquisition. The trigger leaves alot to be desired, but can be fine tuned, so I will play with those adjustments. The final specs as the gun sits is 16.5" barrel, 27" OAL, and a weight of 7.5lbs with no mag. I will update after I get it finished and get it to the range next weekend.
  2. HammerNH

    Fail to fire

    I am having a problem with 2nd shot failure to fire. My Saiga .223 has been modified to accept the MSA magazine well adapter. This involved a LOT of slow, pains-taking grinding with a dremel. I initially took it apart, plugged holes to prevent debris from getting places it should not etc. I have carefully cleaned & oiled, verified the USGI 30 rnd mags seat correctly, checked bullet pickup into firing position. First round fires normally. 2nd rnd chambers but the trigger is in the fired position - no tension, no firing travel. Sliding the bolt pumps out the unfired cartridge, seats the new one and fires again normally. I decided the cause might be something to do with the adapter or USGI magazines, so I removed them & tried again with the stock saiga magazine. Same problem. Obviously I did something wrong. Anybody have any ideas? Thanks in advance for the help.
  3. I was at the range today and decided i had not wanted to fire off my last round, so i took my mag out of the rifle and tried pulling the bolt carrier back and it felt like it was wedged shut, i shot the round off and it functioned great. I put the mag back in and charged the rifle again and same thing.... So i shot it off and put a bullet directly in the chamber and let the bolt slam closed and still the gun couldnt be racked by hand (well it could but not without exessive force) None of my other rifles do this so i was wondering if my gun was/is messed up or if something is a little bit off...?
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