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New Saiga

Posted: 26 Sep 2008, 21:53
by SSBiggun
I took the plunge and picked up a Saiga today :thumb: I also got 2 of the AGP 10rd mags and a 3rd thats gen 1 that i need to return cause it wont fit. Now to order me um lets see
^ more mags
20 rd drum
Tromix converision parts
including the Shark Brake ,folding stock ,and H&K sights

Re: New Saiga

Posted: 26 Sep 2008, 22:17
by murphies_finest
I have the saiga 20 and enjoy it very much I dont care for the monte carlo stock though. which gauge did you purchase?

Re: New Saiga

Posted: 26 Sep 2008, 22:28
by SSBiggun
I got the 12ImageImage

Re: New Saiga

Posted: 26 Sep 2008, 23:21
by Grantness
i am very jealous here...

Re: New Saiga

Posted: 27 Sep 2008, 00:58
by murphies_finest
When you start to fire yours can you let me know if you have this problem. where the bolt doesant seat the round completely in the chamber and it just kind jams the round against the prong looking pieces that come off the chamber, and bends the round.

Re: New Saiga

Posted: 27 Sep 2008, 06:11
by jmz5
Congrats!

Re: New Saiga

Posted: 27 Sep 2008, 07:52
by EARS
Congrats on your new purchase.

Re: New Saiga

Posted: 27 Sep 2008, 08:40
by Grantness
got pics?

Re: New Saiga

Posted: 27 Sep 2008, 12:02
by SSBiggun
Grantness wrote:got pics?
I was just trying to post a pic and my E-mail from my phone doesnt accept the text link anymore even though its been doing it in the past. If I get it figured out I'll post some

Re: New Saiga

Posted: 29 Sep 2008, 17:43
by eagleshotz
Grantness wrote:got pics?

+ 1 :ponder:

Re: New Saiga

Posted: 13 Oct 2008, 21:15
by SSBiggun
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now i got pics with me new camera :D
Fal Para for comparison

Re: New Saiga

Posted: 21 Nov 2008, 16:51
by fzr confused
i just purchased one today....cant wait to get it! now off to find some 10rd's and maybe a drum :monkey:

Re: New Saiga

Posted: 21 Nov 2008, 21:39
by stg2ahn
3inch 12ga from S&B with 15-00 buckshot X 11rds (10 rds in magazine + 1 chamber)=165 double ought pellets.

That is a lot of lead and grainage going down range.
Can't think of many other shotguns that can put that much lead down range, except for DD.


By the way, how reliable are the drum mags?

Re: New Saiga

Posted: 22 Nov 2008, 00:51
by 5Jeffro7
I've seen quite varied prices for these..what is a good price for the 12's..as well as the 10 round mags..and what's with the 400.00 prices on the 20 round drums...I wouldn't mind picking up one of these with a half dozen 10 rounders & a couple drums, but at these prices....I'm rethinkng things...someone twist my arm...

Re: New Saiga

Posted: 22 Nov 2008, 09:54
by stg2ahn
my buddy bought it when it first was imported.
He paid a paltry 219 for it.

I didn't get it then because the price made me think it was a POS. :wall: :wall: :wall:

Re: New Saiga

Posted: 22 Nov 2008, 12:45
by fzr confused
that is the same reason i didnt get 1 a long time ago too. that and because it was so cheap i said i would buy that when i was more "broke" lol....

the 10rd mags are going for a LOT more now since they are hard as hell to find....the 20rd drums are going for WWAAAAAYYYYY too much...279 new at atlanticfirearms but out of stock...but yet on GB they are going for 500 and more....

Re: New Saiga

Posted: 25 Nov 2008, 14:25
by SSBiggun
stg2ahn wrote:3inch 12ga from S&B with 15-00 buckshot X 11rds (10 rds in magazine + 1 chamber)=165 double ought pellets.

That is a lot of lead and grainage going down range.
Can't think of many other shotguns that can put that much lead down range, except for DD.


By the way, how reliable are the drum mags?
After fitting it as per instructions I have run 200 rds through it and only had 1 FTF and I think it was due to the ammo as it was the last round from the first loading and I was using Kent mid brass 6 shot 1,1/8 oz 3 dram. After I slicked up the action I have been able to shoot everything on gas setting 1 and I dont need to use 2 at all :D which is advantagous as if you leave it on 2 and shoot hi-brass you can beat the heck out of your top cover and shoulder.

Re: New Saiga

Posted: 25 Nov 2008, 14:41
by stg2ahn
One of the most common "pet peeves" with the saiga , is if you load the magazine, over time the plastic hull of the shell will bend into an oval shape, causing loading issues.
That is, if your using magazines.

If you were refering to the drum, then I don't know what do say... that sucks.

Re: New Saiga

Posted: 25 Nov 2008, 17:38
by fzr confused
it has 2 gas settings??? i havent gotten mine in yet, hopefully soon...but i didnt know about it having 2 settings....hmmmm

Re: New Saiga

Posted: 07 Dec 2008, 09:29
by fzr confused
the saiga finally got here late friday night...now just gotta find some 10rd mags