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I've had a 308 for a couple of years, found a 5.45 for 299 ,used but in like new condition, has a huge scope mount on it. Front sight is horribly canted,like it was contracted out to Century or something. Well, any feedback is appreciated

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iv haad a 308 for a couple of years found a 554 for 299 ,use dbut in like new cond.,has a huge scope moubnt on it ,front sight is horibly canted,like it qwas contracted out to century or something.well any feedback is appreciated


Is it a 5.45 Saiga? Does the store have any left?

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My Saiga 12 had the same problem but the sight was on the gas block.


Do a search in the tech and conversion forums for pressing off the front sight. It is just a matter of knocking out two pins and pushing it off. When you re-install, just line it up correctly and hold it there when reinstalling the pins. That should fix it unless the drilled holes are really out of line. My Saiga 12 fixed up perfect and I had to knock the gas block off a few times to get the port holes correct after shortening the barrel.


Otherwise, you can get a clamp on site instead of a pinned one if it is FUBAR.

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