My initial plans include a G-2 FCG, Ace folder, SAW PG and a Galil foregrip. That will give me 6 US parts. If I change my mind on any of those, I'll get HB to whip up a piston.
I have been eyeballing the 12 and the 20 guage for a rifled slug barrel conversion for deer hunting. a mosburg rifled barrel or a blank ( they are avaliable ) should not be to much of a issue and there US made. one of thes with a good barrel would be pretty slick in shotgun only areas for deer.I am not aware of a rifled barrel for these. Given today's AK smiths know their way around these shotguns, I believe the potential exists for a (US-built!) rifled rebarrel for the slug-only shooter.
some of the new saboted slugs are shooting 1-2 inch groups at 100 yards in good shotguns.
I must admit, I've not hunted in at least the last 10 years that I can think of, and I'm really wanting to get back into it for more meat in the freezer. So this "conversion" has been on my mind quite a bit lately. CAVEAT - One must remember, however, that many shotgun slugs were designed for use in a smooth bore. My dad's double-barrel coach shotgun that looks as old as dirt will group about 3-4 inches at 100 yards. Therefore, it should go without saying that from a performance perspective, it may not be required for optimum performance with a given load.
One additional FYI - my recent research into rifled vs. smooth bores strongly suggests that the QA level of most shotgun barrels are low enough that it literally becomes a question of how does slug X perform in YOUR barrel.
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The "original" Boltcutter Rivet Squeezers:
Project Pink - the Pink and Blue AK-74:
My question regarding the Saiga-12 parts count.
I wonder, can you register rifle/shotgun as an SBR without the current barrel actually being under 16"... because SBRs don't need to comply with 922
sure you can but dont cut the barrel down till you have your approved form 1 in your hand.