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I'm in the market for a new rifle. It's kind of a newbie question and you may have been asked this before but I couldn't quite find what I was looking for.
Saiga in 7.62x39 unconverted (of course). Is it legal in CA?
Can I use it with the 5 rnd mag as a brush gun for hunting?
When I get my orders out of CA to the east coast, how easy would it be to install the skeletonized stock on a Saiga (or do I need a gunsmith).
04-21-2008, 2:08 PM
Just above your Username, there is a flowchart that will tell you if what you are looking for is legal or illegal....
04-21-2008, 2:10 PM
It's legal, it's not hard to modify. Women in huts with stone tools build AKs.
04-21-2008, 3:27 PM
Legal. Skeletonized stocks are short though. You will also need to fill the hole to avoid a pistol grip. I had one and removed it and went back to the sporter stock just to increase the length of pull.
04-21-2008, 3:54 PM
It comes with a 10 round mag. Also if you have preban hicap mags you can add a bullet guide and use them.
04-21-2008, 8:58 PM
I wonder if there's a limit on rifle magazine capacity for hunting in California? I've heard that bird hunters are limited to a certain number of shotgun shells (3?) in the tube but I'm not sure about rifles.
I'm sure autoloading rifles are OK because I stopped in the local Fish & Game office not long ago and one of the rangers told me he uses a Remington 740 for deer. I asked him if the factory 5-round mag for that rifle was OK and he said yes.
Seems there are plenty of people on the Saiga-12.com forums who use their rifles for deer and pig.
04-21-2008, 9:08 PM
I believe it depends on the game. I've heard of some states having 2 round limits, others have 5 round limits, others 10, etc and it changes with the animal hunted. You might be able to hunt boar with 5 rounds but deer only get 2.
I've HEARD that California is usually a 10 round state, but I don't hunt, so don't take my word on it. I do know though that quite often the ammount of ammo you can hunt with loaded in your gun is limited.
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