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Weapons and Gear => Shotguns => Topic started by: Ronin on October 23, 2008, 08:21:17 pm

Title: Post pics of your Saigas
Post by: Ronin 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!
Title: Re: Post pics of your Saigas
Post by: Wakal on October 23, 2008, 09:59:01 pm
(http://www.dreadnaught-industries.com/images/file/guns/Guns_webpage/Saiga12_compproto_1.jpg)

(http://www.dreadnaught-industries.com/images/file/guns/Guns_webpage/Saiga_Open_dec05.jpg)

(http://www.dreadnaught-industries.com/images/file/guns/Guns_webpage/Saiga1_IPSC_1.jpg)

(http://www.dreadnaught-industries.com/images/file/guns/Guns_webpage/Saiga12_basic_iron_1.jpg)

(http://www.dreadnaught-industries.com/images/file/guns/Guns_webpage/Saiga_Tromix8_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Post pics of your Saigas
Post by: THE NORSEMAN 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.
Title: Re: Post pics of your Saigas
Post by: THE NORSEMAN 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
Title: Re: Post pics of your Saigas
Post by: Wakal 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.



Alex
Title: Re: Post pics of your Saigas
Post by: THE NORSEMAN on October 23, 2008, 11:49:32 pm
Wakal-  Any thoughts on their service life span?
Title: Re: Post pics of your Saigas
Post by: SuperNaut 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. 
Title: Re: Post pics of your Saigas
Post by: Wakal 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 ;)




Alex