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Post pics of your Saigas
« on: October 23, 2008, 08:21:17 pm »
I have a MAJOR jones for a Saiga 12 with the conversion.  Waiting for the piggy bank to catch up to the dream.  For now, can I talk any of you lucky souls that have them to entertain me with pics?  Help a brother and show me the Saiga!
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    Re: Post pics of your Saigas
    « Reply #1 on: October 23, 2008, 09:59:01 pm »









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    Re: Post pics of your Saigas
    « Reply #2 on: October 23, 2008, 10:14:28 pm »
    Wakal.  SERIOUS question here.  Does that polychoke work as advertised?  I've got a few s-12s, and I've hesitated on buying one.  Kinda pricey for a "might work" purchase.
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    Re: Post pics of your Saigas
    « Reply #3 on: October 23, 2008, 11:01:14 pm »
    One more thing-

    You guys do know that FBMG does conversions on them, right?  So if you don't do your own and don't want to wait 2 years for someone like tromix, contact Correia, GunDoctor, or PvtPyle.  Right now I believe turn around time is about 2 months.  But you will be in line behind yours truly. ;D
    This may be considered as the true palladium of liberty. . . . The right of self defence is the first law of nature: in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest limits possible. Wherever standing armies are kept up, and the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any colour or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction- St. George Tucker, Blackstone's Commentaries

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    Re: Post pics of your Saigas
    « Reply #4 on: October 23, 2008, 11:16:46 pm »

    Dreadnaught Industries does conversions, too.  All the guns shown above (with the exception of the Tromix S17 SBS) are DI guns; they also make a neat mid-barrel shotgun compensator and a great AR15 comp that works very well (although, of course, I am biased).  Their turnaround is usually under a month, match schedule permitting...darn competition shooters  ;)

    The Polychokes work pretty well...they are not as consistent as regular screw-in chokes, but they are a lot easier to change on the fly.  My wife, the multiple-year Texas State Lady's 3-Gun Champion, uses a Poly on her S20.  I prefer regular (internal) chokes, although all I ever seem to use is LM (the same as on my Limited guns.  If you don't want to spend the $120-150 getting tubes installed, the $89 Poly is a very cost effective way to go.  Competing in any real matches with no choke can be an exercise in futility.



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    Re: Post pics of your Saigas
    « Reply #5 on: October 23, 2008, 11:49:32 pm »
    Wakal-  Any thoughts on their service life span?
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    Re: Post pics of your Saigas
    « Reply #6 on: October 24, 2008, 12:21:54 am »
    I've decided, I'm getting one of those Poly-Chokes.  Trying to get a stock set of Saiga chokes is pretty much impossible, so I think the Poly-Chokes are the next best thing. 
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    Re: Post pics of your Saigas
    « Reply #7 on: October 24, 2008, 06:37:56 am »

    One of our prototype "short gas" guns has a fifty year old Savage Acuchoke (a Poly/Cutts combination that sort of knocked off both designs).  It still works as designed, although the gun it came from was shot a lot over the years.

    You can have regular screw-in choke tubes fitted to your Saiga...plenty of barrel thickness ;)




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