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Old January 6, 2013, 08:39 PM   #1
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new Saiga 308, what do i need for it?

This is my first semi auto riffle. I got a new Saiga 308, what do i need for it?
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Old January 6, 2013, 09:20 PM   #2
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Rear aperture sight would be the first thing. If you want to go with high cap mags, be aware of 922r laws. You can see the laws at the forum at www.saiga-12.com
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Old January 6, 2013, 09:55 PM   #3
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Now I am very confused.
http://gunwiki.net/Gunwiki/BuildSaigaVerifyCompliance

PLEASE correct me if I am wrong. So the way I read it, If I leave it completely stock it is legal. If I modify it to add a pistol grip then i need to swap out enough parts to make it legal?
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Old January 7, 2013, 08:55 PM   #4
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Yes.

As mentioned, the Saiga-12 board is an excellent resource.
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Old January 7, 2013, 09:28 PM   #5
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So it doesn't matter if the rifle functions exactly the same, as long as a majority of the parts aren't from Russia?

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Old January 7, 2013, 09:54 PM   #6
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So it doesn't matter if the rifle functions exactly the same, as long as a majority of the parts aren't from Russia?
That's the way it is.

On my Saiga, I installed a USA made forearm, and can now use high cap mags, as long as the mags are made in the USA. If I used Russian mags, I'd have to change out 3 other parts. Mags count as 3 parts, body, follower and floor plate. Go figure
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Old January 7, 2013, 11:38 PM   #7
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Good info. I had no idea. This is my next purchase (if they ever come back).


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Old January 7, 2013, 11:42 PM   #8
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I got a new Saiga 308, what do i need for it?
A handloading set-up, a reloading bench, and an inexpensive source for bulk components.
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Old January 8, 2013, 09:44 AM   #9
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A US-made fore end and some of these
http://stores.csspecs.com/-strse-Sai...Categories.bok

Converting them over to standard AK configuration is pretty easy. Got a pistol grip and Ace folding stock on mine now. It's a beast.
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Old January 8, 2013, 11:25 PM   #10
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ammo, mags and a place to shoot it!
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Old January 9, 2013, 10:08 PM   #11
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not much luck finding anywhere with anything in stock
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