I'm using fuzzy bunny mags.
Nice conversion, never thought of using a setscrew for handguard retention, seems like it'd save quite a bit of fitting.
What kind of mags are you using? Whenever I hear of AKs in .308 people can't find cheap mags, and that the G3 mags would require too much material taken off of the receiver [though on the PSL the mag well area has no metal to the sides of the mags, other than the receiver walls, and the pressed in dimples are only there to make it more rigid, most of them on the inside is ground off].
would a RPK47 handguard retainer work?
That is sweet Illya.
I think it's outstanding.
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Thanks for the kind words. It was a fun conversion.
RPK47 retainer is closer to the needed opening size but still too small. Could have turned down the barrel where the retainer goes, but didn't want to go that route.
Did I do that?
Very nice work!! I have a Saiga .308 on hold now for me until I get paid the fall bonus. It's a 16" as I though it would work nice and be a little better for me than the 22". He has both. How does it shoot?
When I get mine going, I plan on doing some reloading for it. Nice thing is I can more customize the powder to the shorter barrel. Most .308 factory ammo is designed for bolt actions rifles with longer barrels, and utilize the powder that is slower for burning down the length of the barrel. With the shorter barrel, I might go with Varget or such to speed up the burn and get it all used up before the bullet leaves the muzzle. Should be a lot less flash that way.
Did you have to enlarge the FSB or turn down the barrel??
I pulled the barrel and turned it down. Also turned an area on the barrel, where the lower HG retainer will be located, to a constant diameter instead of the original slight barrel taper. The OD of the FSB is just about the same as the original OD of the barrel
Did I do that?
I shot mine again this weekend. I forgot how friggin sweet it is. The '74 brake made for a blast off to the side but as long as you're behind the trigger you don't feel a thing. (I chickened out and bored it out to roughly .40) Really really light recoil.
Reminds me of a .308 Galil I shot in the early 90's, which reminds me that Fritz is almost done with my .308 Galil.......(!)
Did you use a 47 0r 74 gas tube?