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I have a Saiga 7.62 with a 20" barrel which I'm going to cut down to 16" and thread it for a flash suppressor. It seems like most folks I see on the internet just use a 14 x 1 LH die and thread alignment tool to accomplish this. However, I've read elsewhere that the maximum barrel diameter for an M14X1 die is 0.560". I measured my barrel with a caliper and it is 0.575". I know that the right way to do this would be to use and annular cutter to reduce the barrel OD before threading. I just wanted to know if anyone had successfully threaded their Saiga barrel using just the die without reducing the barrel OD first. I'd like to avoid dropping $75-100 on the annular cutter if possible, but I don't want to screw up a $35 die and end up having to buy both tools anyway. Oh and I've already decided on a combination gas block / FSB, so a 24 mm threaded FSB is not an option.