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Old 11-27-2011, 02:30 AM   #31
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So far I've read on other forums that it is common, WTF??? ; )

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Old 11-28-2011, 05:04 AM   #32
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The ding comes from the casing striking the dust cover on ejection. You can replace it with an AKM dust cover with a rolled edge at the rear of the ejection port. It will lessen the damage.

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This is my conversion. This railed handguard is US made and does not require the install of a lower handguard retainer. The gun feeds converted 5.45 mags with an RA follower, all Orlite Galil mags with slight mod, and some steel Galil mags. Dinzag feedramp installed, I threaded the barrel.
The barrel Diameter is thick. This gun is accurate as hell and fun as hell to shoot. With minor mods I will be able to use Circle 10 mags too.

I have a SAM 5 and a SLR106FR, and my Saiga is just as bad ass in my opinion.



The Saiga .223/5.56 is my woman's favorite. This was her first time shooting it. You can here her comments. The Triangle mentioned is a triangle drawn on the target's chest.
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Old 11-28-2011, 04:34 PM   #34
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That's a really nice Saiga bro, what kind of red dot is that scope? What version is the handrail as well?

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That's a really nice Saiga bro, what kind of red dot is that scope? What version is the handrail as well?
The dot is an AIMPOINT 9000c offered at Midway USA for serious slashed price. It was camo, but I Alumahyded it matte black.

The USA made rail is a Surefire M83. Hard to find, and cost prohibitive unless you find a deal on the secondary market as I did. I have never seen an M83 on a SAIGA before I realized that it required no lower handguard retainer to work. It was just sitting around when I discovered this.

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I also noticed the muzzle break, was that hard to thread onto the end of the barrel, IMO its a must have on these rifles?

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I also noticed the muzzle break, was that hard to thread onto the end of the barrel, IMO its a must have on these rifles?
The barrel on the SAIGA .223 is thick. Even thicker than my Romanian SAR1 in 7.62 X39. I found this to be surprising. I was not sure that a standard 14X1LH Die would even do the job, but it did. You first need to find the depth of the threads inside of the flash hider you are going to use.
I cut off the barrel shroud sleeve with a hacksaw of all things and squared it up with a file. I tool great care not to cut into the barrel while cutting off the sleeve. Using a .223 TAT, 14X1LH Die, and lots of cutting oil I threaded the barrel. It tool a little pressure to get the die started.

I added the Phantom US made flash hider secured by a crush washer. It worked out well, but I am not happy with the performance of the Phanton and may switch to a Vortex.

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