View Full Version : Saiga .308 Thumbhole stock
02-10-2004, 10:56 PM
Forgive me if I missed this info, but an F4D posted that he had Saiga.308 stocks. Are they ready for sale, how can I acquire one. Thanks.
02-11-2004, 10:05 PM
This is second-hand info, but I heard that BATFE decided they were really "pistol grip" stocks, and would require US parts replacing some of the original parts before they were legal.
I compared the shape of the wooden furniture with the synthetic furniture, and the wooden grip comes around so it is much more nearly vertical than the synthetic buttstock grip. I understand that this makes a big difference in holding. Also, the wooden stock has a cheek-piece. I don't like the shape, but it has the angle so it recoils away from your face, and it lifts your head up for a scope better. And from what I've seen and heard, making a buttstock is fairly easy. It would be a US part, also.
What you might do, is just e mail F4D and let him know you are interested and ask him to let you know when socks are available. They are still undergoing design work so patience is a virtue in this case.
I am not sure where Packrat got his information, but to the best of my knowledge, no such offical response from BATF to 4FD exists....
AS to Packrats saying stocks are easily built...I would have to disagree. A person with the time, tools and desire can make a stock and in fact some people do but it isn't that simple overall per say especially when you start trying to design a stock to meet certain design criteria....it can be challenging. You could copy a stock design fairly easily but expect to take the necessary time to get it right. Those who do make their own stock are usually pretty proud of them....and rightly so.
McMillan stock company (for example) put tremendous research and effort into their stock designs not to mention the effort that goes into making them and they are continually trying to design better stocks and even with input from a untold number of customers and competitors....it's still often a hair puller.
I would simply suggest a e mail to F4D.......he is really a nice guy and seriously intent on making a good stock product available.
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