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Old 03-13-2017, 12:16 PM   #1
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Default SSG-97c (PSL in .308) Custom Magazines?

I've got an SSG-97c in .308 with a small handful of magazines, but I have been playing with the idea of modifying some more readily available options to prevent from damaging the rarer ones.




I've seen other users and other photos of SSG's in .308 using alternative magazines, but does anyone know of any guides to do this? Earlier it looks like people used Galil magazines, but I'm thinking it may be easiest to do this with Saiga .308 magazines.



2006 Post from romakdaddy about Galil mod:
http://www.akfiles.com/forums/showth...hlight=PSL+308

SSG-97c .308 with metal mag
http://www.gunsnet.net/showthread.ph...-308-PSL-worth


GunRunnerHell Tumblr
(shows SSG-97c with factory Saiga .308 magazine)
http://gunrunnerhell.tumblr.com/post/38055366468





Proposed mags to modify

ProMag - Will use to test fitment/mod, since cheaper
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/150...-polymer-black

Factory Saiga .308 magazine - Shown to be successful in post by GunRunnerHell, higher quality than ProMag

Csspecs 10-rd - Ideal look and build material once mod is proven successful
http://stores.csspecs.com/saiga-308-10rd/




Does anyone have any thoughts or advice?

Thank you!

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Old 03-14-2017, 06:47 PM   #2
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Too bad you couldn't use H&K91 mags. They are around $1.50 each now.
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Old 03-14-2017, 11:39 PM   #3
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Too bad you couldn't use H&K91 mags. They are around $1.50 each now.
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Haha right?? I've read the G3 and FAL mags are too wide in the front...

I may just have to take the plunge and try my hand at modding the mags.
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If you have a caliper or buy one from harbor freight and give me a drawing of the outside of the magazine at the top I can tell you which will work best for modding..

Our vepr magazines are shorter front to back than an M-14 mag, the Saigas are significantly longer.

I have a supply of bad magazines that could be useful for puzzling out a mod such as this.. Then when you get it puzzled out you go to the good mags.
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I would like to know the magazine well dimensions if you do get a set of calipers as I'm trying to put together the parts for A 308 build using the spare SSG 97 receiver I have that is in
7.62x54r. Trying to find out the difference in the two receivers and if the trigger guard and selector stop are in the same position on both.
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Thanks guys! Got a weekend project now.

I'll keep you updated
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i wonder if they made any of those clear mags for the X54R PSLs.
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He can! There was a guy, back in the day, who modified HK mags for that gun. I don't remember if they were steel or aluminum mags. He did shave the mags down on the sides. I got pics somewhere, that will be some hard digging! I was on the list for years and never got the opportunity to get that gun. I am jelly!
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