Turtlewolf wrote: squinty wrote:
EDIT:can't you modify the Saiga to just take regular AK magazines?
No, it's a .308 / 7.62x51
rifle. Regular AK's are 7.62x39
and their magazines won't hold .308 rounds. The mags also have to be American made to get me under the limit for 922r compliance. There are a few US companies that make high-cap .308 magazines, most are all polymer. I found one that stamps out all metal mags and am happy with them.
So, there's some cheek bite with the ATI top fplder?
Oh sorry, I missed the fact it was a 7.62x51 Saiga.
How do you like it and is it your DMR?
I kind of wish they'ld at least let us have un modified Saiga's here in Canada.
As to the ATI, yes there is cheek bite. You could glue or tape some high density foam rubber on the area and it would solve the issue, even a peice less than a half inch thick. I just haven't bothered for some reason.....not sure why.
I don't feel comfortable calling it my DMR 'cause I'm not skilled enough to be anybody's DM. The target mini is more accurate, when you take the trouble to tune it.
I like that the Saiga shoots a fairly heavy, deer rifle appropriate caliber. I got the 16" 'cause I like the easy to carry, easy to move around with OAL - important for a BITN gun. I'm sure I lose a lot
of the benefit of .308 because of that short barrel, though, in exchange for some truly egregious noise and muzzle blast - if I miss a bad guy, I may still deafen the poor bastard and set him on fire. Don't want to put a flash hider on it because I want it to stay as short and handy as possible - which means no more length added to the muzzle. I could cut the barrel and stick on a permanent flash hider to bring the OAL up to 16", but I don't want to lose any more bore length than I already have by going 16" instead of 21. So it stays loud and flashy. May have someone recrown it for me though.
The trigger is weird, it moves more up and down than back and forth, its a little squishy, but not as bad as I expected. That up and down motion might be worse
with a pistol grip, I still have the straight stock on it.
FWIW they aren't exactly unmodified in the states, either. Import laws say they have to wear Fudd costumes if they come to America.
I wish we
could have reasonably priced Chicom M14 rifles down here. Or suppressors without jumping through all the hoops like our kiwi brethren.