Surplus mags for conveted Saiga


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dscottw88
September 19, 2007, 02:56 AM
Has anyone attempted the .223 Saiga conversion? What kind of surplus mags do you use for your converted Saiga? I guess Galil and Weiger are two main choices. How hard is it to modify these magazines for use with the rifle? And will I need to install a bullet feed ramp for use of these mags? Thanks in advance for the advice!

-Daniel

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grizz
September 19, 2007, 05:05 AM
I use the Galil Orlite mags. They're 35 rd mags, only cost $15, and are super easy to modify. And yes; you must install a bullet ramp. Go over to www.forum.saiga-12.com - A member there named Dinzag sells a great, cheap bullet ramp kit and there are detailed instructions with pictures you can download on how to modify the mags.

Important note: If you're going to modify your Saiga to accept hi-cap mags, you will have broken Federal law unless you replace a certain number of parts with US made parts. All the info on that law and what parts are easiest/ cheapest to replace may be found at the Saiga forum.

Happy blasting.

Navy_Guns
September 19, 2007, 07:41 AM
Are there any options for 922(r) compliant Saiga .308 rifles to convert existing magazines?

MD_Willington
September 19, 2007, 02:31 PM
Yes, a new guy on the scene converts G3 magazines for the .308.

I'm toying with the idea of Polish metal 5.45 magazines with Robarm .223 followers for my S.223...

Though I have asked Mike Davidson about making a Galil AR mag adapter or a mini-14 mag adapter, that would sit in the Saiga magwell like the S12 magwell he is producing now... so we'll see.

JWarren
September 19, 2007, 02:33 PM
The guy converts 20 round G3 Magazines to 17 round Saiga 308 magazines. I may grab a couple to have some metal magazines.

FBMG has 20 round thermamold Saiga 308 magazines that do fine.


-- John

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