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Shadowdrop
04-16-2009, 2:24 AM
I'm looking to keep my new Saiga 7.62 featureless but I don't care for the cheapo plastic stock. So I want to put my high-school woodshop skills to use and making something like this. I'm just concerned with the strength of the wood at the the grip area... The web of the hand can't slide below the top of the trigger, so it should still fall under a featureless stock. Comments?

http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff172/shadowdrop1/saiga-stock1.jpg

Stanze
04-16-2009, 2:27 AM
Looks cool. Try it.

thefinger
04-16-2009, 4:02 AM
be careful not to mess up the position of your trigger finger by moving the web of your hand too close to it. Think it through fully before you start chopping it up. If you think you'll like it, go for it. But aren't the Saiga stocks semi-hollowed out?

SJgunguy24
04-16-2009, 4:17 AM
Do yourself a favor..........just convert the thing. It will handle better, the balance will improve and you can still go featureless with a MMG or no grip at all.

Shadowdrop
04-16-2009, 10:51 AM
be careful not to mess up the position of your trigger finger by moving the web of your hand too close to it. Think it through fully before you start chopping it up. If you think you'll like it, go for it. But aren't the Saiga stocks semi-hollowed out?

I'd make a new stock out of wood rather than chop up the plastic one. It should help with the nose-heavy balance. I may convert in the long-run, but I'm going to wait to finish my MMG AR and decide if I like the grip enough to have two rifles with that setup.

TZL
04-16-2009, 11:11 AM
look at BRG3's stuff

http://forum.saiga-12.com/index.php?showtopic=9471

Z ME FLY
04-16-2009, 12:09 PM
I would saw go for it but I would probably leave the finger groove area to the last part. You get the stock the way you like it and you mess around with the finger groove area slowly so you get it the way you like it. Make sure you take pictures during the whole time. GOOD LUCK!

weber_2
04-16-2009, 12:33 PM
Just get the RAA thumbhole stock, looks nice and feels great! Make sure you get a Raddlock first. Plus I think the stock is hollow is some areas you might just ruin your nice Saiga.

Shadowdrop
04-16-2009, 1:05 PM
weber, a thumbhole stock would be illegal, I'm not using a maglock and I'm using 30rd mags.

dmckean44
04-16-2009, 4:29 PM
If you're using 30rd mags you're illegal anyway unless you figured out some way I'm not aware of to fulfill the 922r requirements without replacing the trigger or stock.

jas000
04-16-2009, 6:51 PM
If you're using 30rd mags you're illegal anyway unless you figured out some way I'm not aware of to fulfill the 922r requirements without replacing the trigger or stock.

Replace the gas piston (along with fore-stocks, hammer, disconnector):

http://www.dinzagarms.com/misc_parts/usgpk.html

http://www.dinzagarms.com/922r/922r.html

Shadowdrop
04-16-2009, 7:03 PM
disconnector, hammer, handguard, buttstock.

djslik
04-16-2009, 8:59 PM
disconnector, hammer, mag follower, floor plate

hellraiser
04-17-2009, 1:20 PM
I'd make a new stock out of wood rather than chop up the plastic one. It should help with the nose-heavy balance. I may convert in the long-run, but I'm going to wait to finish my MMG AR and decide if I like the grip enough to have two rifles with that setup.

i like the feel of the mmg on an ak better then the ar...just my 2 cents...