Hemi348 1 Posted August 31, 2011 Report Share Posted August 31, 2011 (edited) I was at the range yesterday with my 7.62x39 saiga and was noticing a huge lack of accuracy with the same SP ammunition I was using before I had converted the rifle. Frustrated I pulled out magazine, pulled my bullet guide out, and slapped my factory magazine in the rifle. Sure enough the rifle began to group again instead of the erratic patterns I was previously achieving. These results brought my hopes back up and I put my bullet guide back in for some further testing. I put one round into the magazine and then pulled the bolt back and let it fly. Without shooting the round I pulled it back out and looked it over. The round had a huge dent in the lead tip. I repeated this test multiple times with the same results. It seemed that the dents being put into the round was heavily effecting the accuracy of the rifle. Again, I took the bullet guide back out and retested with the factory magazine. I put one round into the magazine and let the bolt fly. You guessed it the lead tip was in fantastic shape. I even struggled to find any evidence that this round had been fed into a rifle. I repeated this test also and got very promising results. It appeared that the factory magazine does a better job lifting the round up into the chamber without hitting the ramp in the chamber face. After finishing up at the range I went back home and took a look at my Bulgarian AK's bullet guide. It was much longer than my bullet guide I had put on my saiga. The guide went so much deeper into the magwell than my saiga's as a matter of fact that it covered up half of the cut out section in the high cap magazines. Excited I ran and grabbed my inertia bullet puller and made two dummy SP rounds. Just as my previous two test I pulled the bolt back and let it fly. Just like the factory saiga magazines the bullet tip on both rounds were in great shape. With a deeper feed ramp it appears to allow the bullet tip to be lifted higher into the chamber just like the factory saiga magazines. When I finished up this test I went to modify my saiga's bullet guide to sit deeper into the magwell to mimic the bullet guide I have on my Bulgarian AK. I cut out a new hole into the bullet guide to allow the bullet guide to sit further into the magwell. After making sure the bolt would clear the guide I inserted the same high cap magazine that I was using on the range earlier. Just like before I left the bolt fly to chamber one of my dummy rounds. No more dent! I was jumping up and down with excitement! I repeated the test over and over and was kept getting more and more excited when the extracted rounds came out in good shape. I snapped a quick pic of my modified bullet guide so you guys might get a better idea of what I am talking about I still need to clean it up quite a bit. I am going to weld over the old hole and build up the back of the guide so it will sit flush with the chamber face. But as of right now I am pretty happy with my results. Edited August 31, 2011 by Hemi348 Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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