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Old 10-13-2011, 11:54 PM   #11
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Here's my new Saiga 223 I just picked up today, truly a remarkable little carbine. Just spoke with the dealer about getting the 308 with a 22" barrel in a few months.

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Here's my new Saiga 223 I just picked up today, truly a remarkable little carbine. Just spoke with the dealer about getting the 308 with a 22" barrel in a few months.
Nice! Can't wait till I get mine.

Those long barreled 308's are really nice, though somewhat hard to find. I would definitely like to get one in the future and convert it into a Dragunov-esque rifle. We'll just have to see what the future brings.

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Nice! Can't wait till I get mine.

Those long barreled 308's are really nice, though somewhat hard to find. I would definitely like to get one in the future and convert it into a Dragunov-esque rifle. We'll just have to see what the future brings.

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I have a saiga win 308 and made my own dragunov style stock and fore stock
its a great rifle, though only striaght pull, not auto due to our laws.
I have even put springs in the stock to lesen recoil, great shooter and a joy to operate.
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I have 3 Saiga's the one problem you are going to have is mags for the 223. There are 3 differnt lines at the plant and depending on what line you got and what bullet guide you put in will determine what mags you can use. One friend uses Galil and the other uses circle 10 ak mags. I have also heard of people using ak-74 mags and changing the followers out. Great rifle I will be buying a few more from J&G.

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No issues so far I bought two 30 rounders and they cycle fine so far.

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You are using U.S. made mags I guess since you have not done the conversion. They will break lol and then you will want some real mags.

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Love the saigas! I plan on getting a 223. With a 20 in barrel. Hopefully my next purchase. A friend of mine converted a 5.45 and it sure is cherry!

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I've been doing a lot of research on Saigas as of late, and while I have never shot one, I would recommend them. They are true Russian AKs, built in a sporting configuration so they can be imported to the U.S. Depending on what you want the rifle for, it can be converted back to it's original configuration for somewhere in the neighborhood of $200, depending on what parts are used. Once this is done, your 922r compliance is met, and you've installed a bullet guide, you can use 30 round Galil mags.

If the conversion is the way you want to go, you can get all the parts needed from Carolina Shooters Supply. They also have videos on youtube, just search for Saiga Conversion, and look for their set of videos. If you can use a drill and a tap, you can do the conversion in several hours.

A Saiga is definitely going to be my next purchase, maybe my next two, I just can't decide which caliber to go with first, 7.62x39 or 5.45x39. If you have any other questions just let me know, I'd be more than happy to answer them.

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Can you install a bullet guide without doing the other parts of the conversion?
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Can you install a bullet guide without doing the other parts of the conversion?
Yes. If all you want is high cap mags but still want the sporter look, do it up.
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Yes. If all you want is high cap mags but still want the sporter look, do it up.
Do it up and go to jail.... lol
The only mags you can run in a saiga without a full 922r conversion is us made ones which need no bullet guide if you want to use foreign mags you have to be 922r or it is a illegal gun.
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