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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?
 

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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.
 

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I converted a saiga this past summer went without flaw. I also installed the bullet guide very simple task. What i found most difficult is putting fire control group back together the first time now its cakewalk. Google saiga conversion lots of info out thier i purchased parts from carolina shooters supply sends you all 922r product
 

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You should need five on an AK variant with no muzzle device, 6 on one with.
The trigger group is 3, the magazine is 3 and the stock set is 3.

Most people do the trigger group and stock set in order to use imported mags.

Saiga's do not have a muzzle device, so it's 14 unless you add one.
 

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I don't have imported mags except for the one that came with the gun. So the butt stock, pistol grip and forearm all add up to 3? And if I get a pistol grip I'll have to shift the FCG forward so I might as well get a new FCG which would make the total 6. Does the bullet guide count?
 

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Any idea as to what my total cost might be with middle of the road parts? Not the most expensive but not the cheapest? By my guesstimation is should be around $250-$300 not counting the potential gunsmith fee if I get stuck or screw up.
 
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