You know you have had a birthday party at Oleg Volk’s when you come home with a small box full of .22 ammunition of various types, flavors, and loadings. A big thanks to Oleg, Peter, Miss D., WizardPC, Mrs. WizardPC, everyone else who showed up, and, of course, Better Half for putting together what was a thoroughly entertaining party.
With regards to the title, it would appear as though my recent modeling has convinced 1 With a Bullet to finish converting his own Saiga 12 into something without ergonomics only a politician could love. His may not be quite as pretty as mine, but he did all the work himself, which already puts him in a category above me.
Finally, but most importantly for me, Better Half has expressed interest in going to an Appleseed event in the near future. No doubt this was facilitated by Oleg’s generous inventory of suppressed .22s, but, regardless, this is pretty shiny in my book. Now we just need to procure/borrow a .22 rifle that weighs somewhere between a Marlin Papoose (Oddball’s was awesome, but at 3.25 pounds, it was almost too light, and has no forward sling attachment) and Oleg’s integrally suppressed 10/22 (similar models seem to measure about 6.5 pounds), and then I need to figure out how to stick a sling on Hogue’s Ridged AR-15 Forend.
Does anyone have that particular handguard, and do you know if its barrel nut is compatible with any other handguards?
As always, suggestions on both counts are welcome.