Anyone have experience with this rifle?
Good information, especially comparing it to the Remmy.My best friend has one and I've shot it a few times. I didn't like how long the trigger pull was and the stock felt odd in my hand, even for a Monte Carlo stock. Magazines are expensive, too.
I was, however, highly impressed by the fact that it has practically no recoil! What a far contrast from my bolt action 308 Remington 700.
Overall, it is a well made gun with a nice fit and finish relative to the AK and AK-variant world.
Did you have to recrown? Any other modifications? How good is the accuracy? 2 minutes? Better? Worse?Yes, I have one with the original monte carlo style sights and have shot it fairly extensively. It is quite accurate; best groups are with Remington UMC .308, followed by S & B, then Russian steel case ammo du jour. I have only used the factory 8 rnd mags which have worked flawlessly.
What do you want to know?
Hi Blackhawk Fan.Did you have to recrown? Any other modifications? How good is the accuracy? 2 minutes? Better? Worse?
Any issues with the Russian ammo? If I don't buy a pile of once-fired brass, I might stockpile black box....
You are very welcome BLACKHAWK FAN. A couple of suggestions... 1. stock up on some factory mags (you don't want to run into a problem if this administrobstruction bans Russian imports similar to Clinton's ban on Chinese firearms imports), and, 2. If you are looking for a quality scope mount that slides onto the side rail, check out the website for k-var.comGoethic,
Thanks for the reply.
I picked mine up yesterday. The gun shop owner threw in a box of Federal 150gr FMJBT.
I'm looking at scope mounts as I already have a scope for it in my pile o' scopes drawer.
I was surprised at the looseness of the piston/cylinder. There's sure to be a lot of gas blow-by. I wonder what kind of MVs this system will produce.
The conversion is easier than the 7.62 version? Good to know, since, as you say, the trigger is horrible. Thought I could live with it until I installed the TAPCO thingie. The pistol grip positions the hand in such a way that it's like lifting weights getting that trigger to break.I own a saiga 308 and I'm in the middle of a pistol grip conversion. Moving the trigger group on the 308 is a lot easier than the x39. I've bought the dinzag trigger group and I'm getting my barrel threaded. I'm going to add a muzzle brake/ flash hider. I'm also going to cut off the tang on the rear of the rifle and add an internal stock adapter. I'll post some pics when done. I highly recommend converting the rifle. The stock trigger is horrible. I would never consider owning an unconverted Saiga after having shot a converted.