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#1 ZenFacade

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 07:32 PM

I just completed a partial conversion.  Trigger, hammer, ect.

I Put on a MagPul MOE Stock and MOE AK+ grip.  I was told by the shop gunsmith that the MOE AK long handguard would work.  It doesn't.  I read there are more conversions I need to make it fit and I'm not going to.

 

The question I'm getting to is,  Who makes a nice fore end/ quad rail that fits with no more mods to the barrel? Has Anyone used the UTG/Leapers Unit?

I will most likely be putting on a CSS Rifle Scout Site Rail in place of the factory piece.  I just like the look of a top and bottom piece of a fore end and not just the bottom with the Saiga factory piece.

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 08:15 PM

Towards the end of this thread. Gary tells about his struggles with the Magpul. He did get it to fit with some cuss words.

http://forum.saiga-1...on-rifle/page-2

I've used the UTG with good luck.  


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#3 Vance665

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 04:47 PM

I had a utg rail on my s223 and I didn't like it. If you want a good rail your looking at $200+ and a bolt on hanguard retainer with handguards and gas tube costs about the same.

Look at texas weapons systems new rail. SLR rifle works just came out with its solo rail for AKs and they can work in conjunction with an ultimak. Krebs makes a nice one if you like keymod but I heard its heavy.
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Posted 04 February 2016 - 05:47 PM

Have you considered the Zhukov hand guard and Ultimak combo?   The Zhukov is pretty heavy but makes for a solid and functional front end.   With these two parts I can't think of anything that you couldn't mount to the rifle and you won't have rails where you don't need them.

 

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#5 ZenFacade

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Posted 08 February 2016 - 02:34 PM

Have you considered the Zhukov hand guard and Ultimak combo?   The Zhukov is pretty heavy but makes for a solid and functional front end.   With these two parts I can't think of anything that you couldn't mount to the rifle and you won't have rails where you don't need them.

 

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The MagPul forends do not fit a Saiga front end.


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#6 SGL

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Posted 08 February 2016 - 02:37 PM

Why not?  If you have standard Saiga in 7.62x39 the Zhukov will bolt right on.  Am I missing something? 



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Posted 25 May 2016 - 09:05 PM

 

Have you considered the Zhukov hand guard and Ultimak combo?   The Zhukov is pretty heavy but makes for a solid and functional front end.   With these two parts I can't think of anything that you couldn't mount to the rifle and you won't have rails where you don't need them.

 

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The MagPul forends do not fit a Saiga front end.

 

Sorry, but yes they do fit!  Just like any other AK.  Have one sitting beside me right now with the Magpul Zhukov front end.  SMH



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Posted 04 September 2016 - 09:15 PM

I have the Zhukov hand guards on both of my Saigas. They fit without any modifications. Very easy install.Attached File  image.jpeg   300.3KB   0 downloads

#9 SuRrEaLNJ

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 07:22 PM

The MagPul forends do not fit a Saiga front end.

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Yea, they do

What was your issue with the install?

The utg stuff is generally regarded as sub par

Edited by SuRrEaLNJ, 06 September 2016 - 07:24 PM.





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