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Saiga 7.62X39

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by CornCod, Nov 5, 2006.

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  1. CornCod

    CornCod Member

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    I took my Saiga 7.62X39 with the just over 16 inch barrel to the range for the first time. I fired 120 rounds of Silver Bear 132 gr. HP out of the rifle. There were no jams. I found the Sporter stock, though hardly "tacticool," enhanced my use of the weapon. My previous AK clone was Chinese and the stock was just a little too small for my taste. I was able to hit gallon jugs at a hundred yards with accuracy.

    My only complaint about the rifle is the stuck reciever cover, which I guess I will have to take to a gunsmith, if I ever want to maintain the piece properly. My advice to fellow shooters is to make sure they check the reciever covers for too tight a fit before purchasing. In general, I am pleased with the rifle.

    Its great to have an AK rifle again. The Kalashnikov is not simply a rifle, but a revolution in warfare and the relationships between nations.
     
  2. Kymasabe

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    Yup, I've got the Saiga 7.62 with a 22" barrel. Love it!
    Here's a pic of her.
    Saiga.jpg
     
  3. KaceCoyote

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    Try giving it some percussive maintainaince. Most Saigas have a fairly tight dust cover, push the button in-hard- and then BANG the side of the dust cover -hard-. You wont bend it!
     
  4. Bootganger

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    It's not an AK unless it has ALL features. Why not call it an AK1776?
     
  5. KaceCoyote

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    Maybe because its an Ak? Avtomat Kalashnikov. Is it no longer either of those?

    Its not a AK47, but its a member of the family just the same.
     
  6. CornCod

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    Thanks, KaceCoyote, I will give it a try!
     
  7. Correia

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    Saiga dustcovers are tight. Don't be afraid to move it like you mean it. These rifles don't need to be babied. :)
     
  8. Ranger J

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    I’ve had one for several years. I finally settled on a red dot scope for it. It is much more accurate than my mini 30 and slightly more accurate than my SKS. I have never had a fail to function from it.
    RJ
     
  9. Ben Shepherd

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    Get a small triangle or flat file. File a very slight 45 degree bevel on the reciever cover hole where the lock button comes through.

    It'll still fit tight, but will come off MUCH easier.
     
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