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potentialglock 01-21-2013 02:24 PM

new saiga 5.45x39
So I've posted this in another forum but can't get answers. I bought a new saiga that came with a 10 rd mag. Later I bought two tapco 30 round mags. The round will feed and fire out of both the 10 and 30 rd mags but here's the problem. 1.) The 30 round mags don't seat as easily as the 10. They require a good slap on the bottom. This doesn't bug me but I figure I'll throw it out there. 2.) I like to have the option to eject a live round if I choose not to fire. With the saiga 10 rd, no problem. With the tapco 30 rd mags the round will eject but the soft nose tip has been deformed. Will those be a problem if I use fmjs? Will the fmjs jam the gun?

potentialglock 01-21-2013 07:12 PM

Does anybody have any answers?

mymaro 01-21-2013 07:56 PM

Saigas need bullet guides installed to accept high cap mags

potentialglock 01-21-2013 09:06 PM

How do I do that?

sputnik1988 01-21-2013 09:26 PM

You have to drill and tap the area in front of the chamber and screw the bullet guide in.

It sounds like a nightmare but I've seen it done many times, try youtube.

Threetango 01-21-2013 09:31 PM


Originally Posted by potentialglock (Post 1103912)
Does anybody have any answers?

I had the same problem but with 7.62x39.
I went to Surefire mags that are specifically made for the Saiga's and they fit perfect.

Check here.
You might have to call them.

potentialglock 01-21-2013 09:51 PM

Well supposedly my saiga is 922r compliant but I'm starting to doubt it

potentialglock 01-21-2013 10:47 PM

So is there a DIY way to install a bullet guide into the rifle?

marc29th 01-21-2013 10:57 PM

potentialglock 01-21-2013 11:13 PM

So is it required to move the fire control group forward? Aren't there stock/pistol grip combos that I can just attach to the tang?

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