Any opinions on Saiga rifles


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TimH
June 11, 2003, 10:29 AM
Found a Saiga rifle in the wantad. This is the info the guy sent me on it. Cond. is MIBDoes anyone have any opinions on the rifle:

It is listed as Saiga Rifle (synthetic)semi auto rifle. It is manufactured by the Izmash fsctory in Izhevsk, Russia.The original AK plant is located here.This rifle is a sporter version of the AK-47.The mag capacity is 8+1. It has a 16 in.barrel

Are extra mags available? Hi cap mags available?

Is it worth $315 Thanks Tim

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SodaPop
June 11, 2003, 11:10 AM
Do a search here and at TFL for Saiga rifles. There is a ton of info and feedback on the subject.

In short, they are excellent.

W.Va.Glassman
June 11, 2003, 11:22 AM
If it's a 308,CDNN has 5&8 rd. mags.23.99.they also have Saigas for 229.99 I do not think they make hi-capacity mags yet.

TimH
June 11, 2003, 12:07 PM
What/Where is CDNN? Any links?

makarov
June 11, 2003, 12:25 PM
http://www.cdnninvestments.com

You will have to download the .pdf of their catalog. The 7.62x39 version of the SAIGA is only $159 + FFL transfer + $10 shipping. You do the math. Most local shops sell the synthetic stock models at $199 for the 7.62x39 version and a little higher for the .308 or .223 version.

W.Va.Glassman
June 11, 2003, 12:26 PM
www.cdnninvestments.com

TimH
June 11, 2003, 12:42 PM
Thanks! I guess this guy is expensive. I noticed the MSRP on this rifle is $399. The one thing that appeals to me is that it would be a private sale

Omaha-BeenGlockin
June 11, 2003, 12:45 PM
Handled a .308 version a few weeks back---seemed well made and all------but the way the stock is shaped---it seemed like quite a reach(at least to me) for the trigger.

I also didn't like how the trigger went up---as opposed to back-----when the trigger was pulled.

Yup---CDNN has the best prices on Saiga's---from your description sounds like you were looking at a .308 version----not 7.62x39.

Dave R
June 11, 2003, 02:10 PM
I believe _American Rifleman_ did a review on the Saiga .308 recently (in the Dope Bag?)

Their big knock was the trigger. The standard AK trigger had to be "stretched" with a lever to get the length of pull decent. Seems like it would be a tough trigger to improve.

But they liked every other aspect of the gun.

makarov
June 12, 2003, 02:14 PM
The .308 versions are the only ones that have the "up and back" type trigger. The others are more like regular AK style triggers.

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