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Old 01-22-2013, 02:18 PM   #21
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I would YouTube it quite a bit to see how far you want to take it.

http://store.carolinashooterssupply.com/servlet/-strse-CONVERSION-KITS-SAIGA-RIFLES/Categories

This is where a lot of people get their kits, but they aren't showing anything in stock at the moment.

If you do a fcg conversion and add a US made stock and grip, you will be good to go.
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Sweet. Thank you for your help sputnik. It looks like it'll be awhile before I can really get into the conversion.
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Sweet. Thank you for your help sputnik. It looks like it'll be awhile before I can really get into the conversion.
Not a problem, a little reading has gone a long way, I've never even owned an AK or a Saiga

I just do quite a bit of reading

Be patient with it and don't get in a hurry and overpay. Do the research to find exactly what you want, it will save you big in the long run. We've all got a bin full of parts that we couldn't do without, only to change them later.
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While were at it...how do I tell if I have a milled or stamped receiver?
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All that I have seen are stamped
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While were at it...how do I tell if I have a milled or stamped receiver?
Weight being one, milled is heavy.

The milled versions also have a rectangle shape on the receiver, stamped is just a dimple, or possibly nothing at all.

Stamped is just as good as milled, but lighter so better in some cases.

Here is an example of a milled receiver.
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So I'm guessing stamped then?
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Sure is, good looking rifle btw.
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Thank you. I'm wanting to stick with the black synthetic look. I'm thinking a folding stock, a standard ak pistol grip and a quad rail foregrip
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Thank you. I'm wanting to stick with the black synthetic look. I'm thinking a folding stock, a standard ak pistol grip and a quad rail foregrip
There are adapters to use AR15 stocks in a folding configuration, if you like that look, I'm a big fan of the Magpul CTR, much more ergonomic than most AK stocks and the adaptor doesn't require modification of the receiver.

Also keep in mind that a non free floating rail will change the harmonics of the barrel, also changing the point of impact. Although you can adjust the sights for that.
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