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Old 12-08-2012, 4:03 PM
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Hey Guys, this is my Saiga 308. Im trying to decide wether or not to leave it simple with the oem handguard. It alot feels a lil more lighter and handy like this.
Its got a surefire mag, LMT 308 buffer tube and LMT sopmod stock, tapco trigger, ak74 style muzzlebrake, caa grip. It has the trigger smoothed out also, its a real nice shooter with not much recoil.

On the 2nd pic, I added the tapco handguard and grippod and I was planning on adding a M.I. side mount rail and a 2-7x35mm scope and make it my scoped rifle for some hunting. I know its heavy but I dont mind the weight, I exercise and dont mind a lil more exersise. LOL.

Anyhow what you guys think, Im undecided. I love the simplicity of nothing on it but my LMT stock but I also like the idea of adding a scope and keeping the gripod on it. Both ways I love. I guess i need another one

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Old 12-08-2012, 5:51 PM
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I'd go with the first configuration. I'm a big fan rifles with minimal accessories. That, and TAPCO stuff IMHO ends up making most rifles look cheap.
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Old 12-08-2012, 5:54 PM
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I'd go with the first configuration. I'm a big fan rifles with minimal accessories. That, and TAPCO stuff IMHO ends up making most rifles look cheap.
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Old 12-08-2012, 7:12 PM
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My old standby(and I do stand by this is, it is your rifle do what works for you)! Since you asked for opinions..I customized my factory foregrip for my liking and use. I will say I like it better than the Tapco (or any other aftermarket options), then again, I may be biased!
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Old 12-08-2012, 7:30 PM
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I'd change out the stock to a NATO lenght since you already converted it

for the scope mount change out the top cover to http://texasweaponsystems.com/

change out the brake to http://ak-builder.com/index.php?disp...oduct_id=30334

and a saw style grip

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OEM or SGM handguard
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Old 12-08-2012, 8:54 PM
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I use the Sopmod stock and short LOP because I have short arms. I also love the brake because its simple and works very well. Its loud as hell but i would say the recoil is equivalent to an Ak47. Im not a big fan of the saw grip because its kind of a fat and i have small hands. Those are some nice options though. I like the texasweapons top cover. I think I may change out the forend. That forend was actually for my Saiga 7.62x39 because it needed one more 922compliant part. I just put it on to see what it looks like and get some opinions.



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I'd change out the stock to a NATO lenght since you already converted it

for the scope mount change out the top cover to http://texasweaponsystems.com/

change out the brake to http://ak-builder.com/index.php?disp...oduct_id=30334

and a saw style grip
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Old 12-08-2012, 8:58 PM
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Thats actually one of the first tapco products Ive used, but Im like you, I love simple and light. The Saiga in 1st config is not that heavy. Thanks for the opinions. I think Im going back to the way I had it. I may even use a Magpul MOE stock to lighten it up even more.



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1st one. I never liked the way Tapco forends looked on the rifles. They look okay for the shotgun but its a bit short on the rifles.
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I did this one a couple years ago for a customer. I'm not a huge fan of AR stocks on AK's but a lot of people like em.
I like to keep it simple, I did chop the barrel and permanently attach a Claymore brake. Nice, short, and IMO is darn near the perfect kill anything in north america rifle.
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That's a nice Saiga. I like the collapsable AR stocks because I love how compact they can be and for the adjustable LOP.

LOP can be helpful when your hunting in cold weather and have a lot of clothing on and or your pack. I think I'm gonna put it back to how I had it.

My brake is also perm attached and just at or bit over the 16.5".
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What brake did you use and how did you mount it?
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That's a nice Saiga. I like the collapsable AR stocks because I love how compact they can be and for the adjustable LOP.

LOP can be helpful when your hunting in cold weather and have a lot of clothing on and or your pack. I think I'm gonna put it back to how I had it.

My brake is also perm attached and just at or bit over the 16.5".
That barrel is longer than 16.5, I had to remove the front sight base and turn the barrel to make room for the front sight base. I chopped, crowned, and threaded the muzzle and that pushed the front sight base back a lot closer to the gas block then yours is.
What sucks is that is close to my dream. I get to build all these guns and don't get to keep them. I really want that 308 with a 100 series poly folder.
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