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Do I need a Saiga 308?

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by Whaledriver, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. Whaledriver

    Whaledriver

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    Do I? Have a dpms 308 and FAL. Like the AK action. Can anyone comment yeah or nea? Worth it for 450.00?
     
  2. Kozel

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    Good gun but reliable hi-cap magazines are hard to find, IMO anyway.

    I had Saiga 308. FBMG magazines did not feed right, follower was just way to tight in the body of magazine. Surefire magazines did not get top round up high enough it was always nose diving.
     

  3. Baba Louie

    Baba Louie

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    Kozel,
    Are those Saiga bores .308 or .311?

    I've been thinking about trading a Mitchell (Yugo) AK47 in 7.62x51 in for a Saiga, as spare magazines for the Mitchell are non-existant (I did see one magazine on GunBroker once for a measly $100.00!!!). Fun to shoot, not as accurate as a Springfield M1A, but does shoot as well as a Springfield SA-48.

    Just wonderin'.
     
  4. Kozel

    Kozel

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    I do not know.

    I have Vepr 308 that takes M-14 magazines after Krebs Custom conversion.
    You can ask them if they do same with Saigas or Yugos

    http://www.krebscustom.com/KalashnikovRifles.shtml

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  5. Catswold

    Catswold God rules all!

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    Good, reasonably accurate, very reliable, rifles. If you wish to know more about the .308's go to the Saiga 308 Forum
     
  6. farmer-dave

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    Yeah their worth it, if for nothing else they can be a good hunting rifle you don't mind getting dirty, you've got a fal and a ar-10 you might as well add a saiga 308 and maybe a ptr-91 to round out your collection.
     
  7. skanless

    skanless IPA ISLAND

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    Well you have a FAL already. That is a sweet rifle you got there. I'll spend the extra cash on the ammo for that thing. 308 rounds arent that cheap.
     
  8. wavetrain75

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    I think it would be very nice if you'd get one and let me borrow it once in a while. In my mind they are easily worth the asking price.

    But in your case, you have a nice .308 semi auto so stock up on mags and ammo.

    Or something completely different so we know you're not a caliber racist who only allows .308s in the house.

    Or a reloading setup if you don't have one.
     
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  9. Kozel

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    Buy spare bolt carrier for FAL and butcher it with Dremmel. Make relief cuts all over. Reduce surface-to-surface contact like on Israeli “Sand cut” carrier. This way you can make your FAL AK-like reliable. That is what I did to my DSA FAL.

    Then look around for some South African and DSA 30 rds mags if you like higher capacity of AK.