Would reducing the extractor spring pressure fix any issues? The ejector dent? The dust cover dent?
I was thinking a dual rate recoil spring like on the s12
Turn it on a lathe with a positive stop on the light spring, have the secondary kick in a half inch before the ejector, could also build in a recoil buffer if desired.
RAAC has a confusing website.
I copied this info..
The Saiga is auto-loading rifle and comes with a hunting buttstock and forend. The Saiga product line of rifles is intended for hunting big and medium-sized game under different climatic conditions. These rifles are manufactured by Izhmash where the world reknowned Kalashnikov (AK-47) was developed and manufactured. They are available in several calibers: 7.62 x 39, .223 Rem and 5.45 x 39. The Russian Dragunov skeleton buttstock with an adjustable cheekpiece is also available.
Available in Black only.
Model Caliber Barrel Length Magazine Capacity Weight w/o Magazine
Saiga (7.62) 7.62 x 39 16.3", 20.47" 5 or 10 RD magazines 8.4 lbs
Saiga (.223) 5.56 x 45 16.3", 20.47" 5 or 10 RD magazines 7.9 lbs
Saiga (5.45) 5.45 x39 16.3", 20.47 5 or 10 RD magazines 7.8 lbs
I wonder how the barrel is set-up? .223 rate of twist or 5.56 ?
From what I understand the saiga .223 is 1:9.3