Something that has worked for me for years is an old lever action Winchester 30-30 that I carry. It is beat up looking, but still shoots good. It is rusty, so I know a stainless steel would be better.
That's better than a "lump of coal"...quote:Originally posted by sheepdog
---but I haven't been NEAR that good this year plus my wife's been narcing me out to Santa...might end up with a bow and arrow! Thanks for the input.
quote:Originally posted by Ruger Packer
How're you doin', friend? [8D]
I've been looking for a truck gun myself! For myself, I'd like to have a Marlin 1894 in either .357 or .32-20. Leaning towards the .357 for the simple matter that ammo is more readily available.
I do have a CZ in .223 that I carry around when I'm bumming the back roads and see a 'yote. It has a 20" barrel and scaled down action to fit the .223 cartridge. Uses a 4 shot removable magazine (don't have to fumble with unloading when I get back in the truck). And you can find .223 ammo just about everywhere.
But, it all comes down to "whatever trips yer trigger"! (As my byline says.)
Only if I lived in a state allowing full auto ! But, converting the Siaga, even if they did, would land me a 20 year prison term. No, I'll stick with semi because I alread waist way to much ammo now !quote:Originally posted by blade
Hey HB-DLX, it's very nice work of yours! By adding full-auto mode you could eventually make an original AK that Saiga was originated from. Some call it reverse engineering.
I actually have a mini 14 and a mini 30, but their both in pieces right now. They are the current projects I'm working on. I have ordered a couple different stocks for both and every part accuracy international makes to make them a match rifle. Also, have several other parts from various manufacturers to "upgrade" them. It is my addiction, but hay unlike the chemical kind, at least I have something to show for my addiction when I'm done. I will post pics when I finish them and the Saiga 308 I ordered today.quote:Originally posted by jjfunk
If your willing to spend a little more, I would endorse the Mini30. Got mine in synthetic and matte stainless. With a 9x scope it shoots Wolf 122gr. FMJ into 1" groups at 225 yds, and still dents the hell out of my 3/8 plate steel targets. It is however a bit more $$ out of the box than the Saiga though.
I mostly did the conversion because it made the length of pull better and improved their accuracy. Yep ! They are making them in 30-06 and next month the 5.45x39 comes out. I ordered my 308 today, but have been holding off on the 30-06 because no one makes any high cap mags for them yet. If I kind find the 30-06 high cap mags, it looks like I will be doing one of those too ! As soon as I see the 5.45x39 I'll be snapping one of those up too ! Any way, let me know if you do decide to do it, I'll email you the extra steps they don't list on the conversion site !quote:Originally posted by Taurus_9mm
HB-DLX those look very nice! I've given some thought to 'AK-izing' my Saiga but haven't gotten around to it yet. I do like the AK look better than the more traditional style of the stock Saigas.
From what I've heard on another forum, the 30-06 Saigas are now available here as well.