Ask me anything you need to know about saiga Rifles

Discussion in 'AK & SKS Discussion' started by chevyforlife1972nova, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. chevyforlife1972nova

    chevyforlife1972nova New Member

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    I have found a lot of people want to get into a AK but do not know what to go with. I will try and convince you to buy a Saiga. I own 2 and they are my favorite rifle I want to get one in every caliber eventually
    Conversion kits that are the easiest to work with- CONVERSION KITS:SAIGA 223, 5.45, 7.62, 308
    you tube- how to videos from eddiekern and carolinashooters
    everything else-http://www.cross-conn.com/Saiga_Conversion/index.htm
    any questions dose not hurt to ask=):D
     
  2. SmithKid308

    SmithKid308 New Member

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    If I want to buy a saiga what calibers do they come in with out converting it?
     

  3. towboater

    towboater Active Member

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    Are the barrels chrome lined?
     
  4. chevyforlife1972nova

    chevyforlife1972nova New Member

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    They come in 7.62x39,223,5.45x39,308,410ga and 12 ga
    they are sporting rifles unless you convert it is really easy man I promise
     
  5. chevyforlife1972nova

    chevyforlife1972nova New Member

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    Yes all are but the shotguns they are original Russian factory chromelined
     
  6. SmithKid308

    SmithKid308 New Member

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    What do u mean the are sporting rifles ? Before converting
     
  7. chevyforlife1972nova

    chevyforlife1972nova New Member

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    to get into the country around the ban they have to look like a hunting rifle look up new in box saiga and you will see it is set up like a rifle not a assault rifle no pistol grip the trigger set back
     
  8. SmithKid308

    SmithKid308 New Member

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    So how do covert them? And is it expensive to do and does it harm the weapon?
     
  9. chevyforlife1972nova

    chevyforlife1972nova New Member

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    take a look at the links in my first post man. if you have simple tools and common scene just watch the you tube videos and see if its your cup of tea
     
  10. chevyforlife1972nova

    chevyforlife1972nova New Member

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    Other FAQ
    5.45x39 can take ak-74 mags out of the box but it is illegal to use the 74 mags unless you 922r compliance the gun meaning your rifle needs a certian number of u.s made parts.
    7.62x39 can take ak-47 mags after having a bullet guided installed which is a really easy part to put in.
    223- is the odd ball of the group there is no set surplus mag it can use but people have modded the gun and mags to fit galil, sar-3 and ak-74 mags with different fallowers
     
  11. Nathantc

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    if u serch google images for saiga 5.45x39 u will see lots of photos of one with a longer than 16" barrel. where can i find a saiga in 5.45x39 with the long barrel.
     
  12. chevyforlife1972nova

    chevyforlife1972nova New Member

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    The longer barrels are very rare I have seen only 2 with a barrel over 16 in 5.45 the longer barrels are usually 5.56. It is all about demand everyone wants the shortest tactical looking rifle so they do not import a lot of the longer ones
     
  13. sailor353

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    Sgl2161

    Does this model have the bullet guide installed and which mag is better,Tapco or surplus steel?
     
  14. chevyforlife1972nova

    chevyforlife1972nova New Member

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    all arsenal saiga's have bullet guides but its alot cheaper to do it yourself and steel all the way drop a tapco on a rock and watch it explode.
     
  15. coba29

    coba29 New Member

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    Will the magpul afg2 fit on a utg quad rail?
     
  16. chevyforlife1972nova

    chevyforlife1972nova New Member

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    yes but you need to make sure you get the saiga ! one not the ak one they are totally different
     
  17. fatmidgets

    fatmidgets New Member

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    You forgot 20 gauge...
     
  18. chevyforlife1972nova

    chevyforlife1972nova New Member

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    ok sorry man didnt think about it
     
  19. Pjj342

    Pjj342 New Member

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    Saiga is the best choice

    I did a full conversion on my saiga 7.62x39. I loved every minute of it. It was just as easy as all the videos made it look. As long as you can use a power tool and a file, and follow directions, you can do it.

    I can help with questions too, Ill keep coming back to this thread

    Good job chevy!!!!!! This was my first gun forum and there wasnt alot of info on the saiga rifle when I needed it. Are you a member or Saiga12 by chance?

    Anyways, the saige rifle, in whatever caliber is the best choice for an ak47 IMO. There is some work to be done, but in the end you will be happy you did it yourself, and that it wasnt done by the minimun wage workers at Century Arms, who have about a 50/50 satisfaction rating.

    Right now you can get a 7.62x39 saiga 16"bbl from Centerfire Systems, Inc. - Your Home For Ammo, Firearms, Magazines, and Gun Accessories for 299+. I got mine in feb of this year and I payed 420 all with shipping transfer. There seems to be a surplus now, but it may run out.

    So get em, convert em, and youll love it. The conversion info is out there, thats how I did mine.
     

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  20. Pjj342

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    The tapco isnt that bad, but go european surplus steel. The euro ones are usually blued steel. S korea make them and there not quite as good, they are usually grey steel.