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    The type 56 no matter what version you get isnt even remotely close to a Saiga. This aside from the fact that the Saiga uses the latest updates and materials, the type 56 being more closely related to the 47.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quicksilver_WP View Post
    Just a note on the Troy tube. I recently had to re-zero my H-1 since it was suddenly way out, low and left. With no impact to the optic, I'm guessing that the tube (somehow) must have shifted slightly under recoil, despite being tightened down.

    Looks like the MI tube is about R2390 from Hailstorm, and they have stock.
    Hmmm that price is alot better, though I worry about the loss of zero.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GAZZAMCK View Post
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    enough accessories to do what you want with a 56, if it lasts in sudan etc, it will last for sports shooting

    not sure of the price diff with the saiga, but 56 with accessories to bring it up to date will run you more

    all good fun at the end of the day, and you wont go wrong with either.... i wouldnt buy a 56 without inspecting it first though, canted sights etc
    Very nice!!!

    What handguard is that? Will it hold zero better than the railed gas tube?
    Can you still use the irons with it installed?

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    It's a generic handgaurd I've had since day one, cost 900 bucks
    Can use irons, I've never mounted an optic to it

    Got a side mount installed, doesnt allow me to cowitness the irons, but holds zero, and didn't cost 4k haha

    For my purposes it's been freaking awesome,

    Will the type 56 break? Prob not,
    Do they use them throughout africa? Yes

    Is the saiga a better put together weapon? Yes

    Will they both do what you want them to? Yes

    End of the day the saiga will come with the side rail etc standard, that's a saving in itself
    Go for the saiga if it's in budget

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    I am waiting for my licence card to be printed for my Type 56. One of my arguments FOR the T56 is that I can spread the expense over time. Buying a T56 gets me in the game sooner.

    I prefer to buy my toys cash, as I'm fairly debt-averse. Current financial situation means that if I wanted to buy a nice AR (or a Saiga), I'd have to save up for some time more before I could purchase. I could afford the T56 now, start shooting sooner, and modify over time as funds allow.

    If I start taking it as seriously as I do handgun shooting at the moment, I might replace it completely with a more suitable platform.

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    you wont go wrong either wayif i was concerned about "rough finish" or edges etc, i wouldve gone for a galil or a different platformend of the day the type 56 will work, and work well, else the thousands that have been sold would all be going back for repair by now

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    IMG-20170705-WA0071.jpg
    Thats my 56 with all the Magpul accessories

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    Quote Originally Posted by mo arabi View Post
    IMG-20170705-WA0071.jpg
    Thats my 56 with all the Magpul accessories
    Got the T56 and the accessories from Southern Sky Operations in Durban.

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    Default Re: Type56 Advice

    With the RHS folding stocks, can you work the safety? Just in the off chance you may need to fire with the stock folded

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    Quote Originally Posted by mo arabi View Post
    IMG-20170705-WA0071.jpg
    Thats my 56 with all the Magpul accessories
    How easy was the zhukov stock install?


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