Saiga 5.45x39 & 7.62x54r :)


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sarduy
October 8, 2008, 12:10 AM
hello everyone :D


I have good news! i called RAA (Russian American Armory" this morning and the person who answer the phone seems very professional so i ask him if there would be any chance that we can see those (5.45x39 & 7.62x54R) saigas in the US any time soon. He told me that they're under a contract for this year, some of the weapons are in backorder (regular Saigas) so there is no way he can get something different at this time, but here's the good news :D He told me that they've inquire about them and that we may see one or both (i hope they get both) saigas in the US "sometime next year" the person also said that it would be good to have something "different" and mention a Saiga 30-06, i'm not sure if he was talking about the saiga 100 or something alse, but one things is for sure, i'll be buying one or both as soon as they have it available.

UPDATE: 10/08/2008

I just got this email from RAA and it's nice to share it with you all.


Hi Sarduy,

We plan to bring in the 545X39 next year if everything goes right. We have the paperwork approved and are waiting on the factory to say when they will start shipping. The 762X54r is something I plan on asking for again in the future. We have asked before for it and the factory has said no so we will try again.

Sales & Marketing
RAAC

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Mike U.
October 8, 2008, 12:34 AM
They better get a coupla million of those 7.62x54R's ready to ship at once.
People will be climbing over each other to get at those when they start hitting the fun shops, me included.

Hoppy590
October 8, 2008, 12:38 AM
i want one of both.

Funderb
October 8, 2008, 12:49 AM
HOLY CRAP HOLY CRAP I WANT ONE IN 54R!!




oh man i am so excited. this better not not happen!!

chris in va
October 8, 2008, 12:56 AM
Good grief if you want one so bad, just get a PSL and pull the extra crap off it.

Funderb
October 8, 2008, 12:58 AM
Good grief if you want one so bad, just get a PSL and pull the extra crap off it.


<whiny voice> but they are soooo expennsive!!!!</whiny voice>

Presumably the saiga wont be much cheaper, if at all.....
I just get really excited about these things.
Dont mind the carpet, I'll clean it up later....
:neener:

But, man, PSLs are expensive for shooting the cheapest centerfire rifle round.

elmerfudd
October 8, 2008, 01:05 AM
Good grief if you want one so bad, just get a PSL and pull the extra crap off it.

PSL's are third rate rifles in comparison to Saigas. I own both. The Saiga's are a little more accurate, much more reliable and have a much better fit and finish.

Prince Yamato
October 8, 2008, 01:26 AM
All I'm saying is 7.62x54 + hi-cap mag... Oh the fun people will have.

elmerfudd
October 8, 2008, 01:29 AM
I'm not sure how well they would work with high cap mags. 10 rounders seem to function OK, but I think the rim on the 54R might cause problems if the mags were much larger.

MD_Willington
October 8, 2008, 01:58 AM
5.45 is cheap ATM...

With the 5.45 AR uppers and rifles coming out that should change, plenty of people on the AK forums have TONS of 5.45 stocked up.

TheDriver
October 8, 2008, 11:06 AM
That is great news. Thanks for being proactive about gathering info, sarduy.

sarduy
October 8, 2008, 01:17 PM
no problem :D, ^

all we have to do is wait... :D

RP88
October 8, 2008, 01:30 PM
if I grab an x54R, the first thing I'll do is look into bastardizing it into some sort of Dragunovish DMR. Not much a fan of 5.45, but since Saigas are so nice, I think i can hop on board with that. Put me down for at least one of the two the moment they get in.

sarduy
October 8, 2008, 01:33 PM
UPDATE: 10/08/2008

I just got this email from RAA and it's nice to share it with you all.


Hi Sarduy,

We plan to bring in the 545X39 next year if everything goes right. We have the paperwork approved and are waiting on the factory to say when they will start shipping. The 762X54r is something I plan on asking for again in the future. We have asked before for it and the factory has said no so we will try again.

Sales & Marketing
RAAC

txdude321
October 8, 2008, 01:36 PM
i would definately buy a 7.62x54R saiga its such a fun caliber to shoot Ill have to keep my eye out for that if it does get produced

Funderb
October 8, 2008, 01:54 PM
noooooooooooooooooo!!!!

oh well, looks like i have to buy a new caliber now.
ugh

Beagle-zebub
October 8, 2008, 02:00 PM
I'd be very interested in the Saiga x54r, which is something I can't say for the PSL. Why I would prefer a new, nicely-made, inexpensive Russian rifle over a beat-up, sloppy, expensive Romanian one, should be obvious.

Give us the Saigunov!

MD_Willington
October 8, 2008, 08:57 PM
5.45 if I could get one...

sarduy
October 8, 2008, 11:25 PM
Give us the Saigunov!

That's a good one...

Igor_60
August 25, 2009, 10:34 AM
$369.00 with free shipping....http://www.centerfiresystems.com/sai-545.aspx

rangerruck
August 25, 2009, 11:44 AM
I am wondering, could you not get the saiga in 308, keep the exact same mag, and cut the chamber for 54r?

cchris
August 25, 2009, 11:54 AM
Wow, not a bad deal at all. I hope the 54R will be that cheap.

chris in va
August 25, 2009, 12:01 PM
Interesting. And Centerfire is located here in KY too.

Cap'n Jack Burntbeard
August 25, 2009, 01:01 PM
Beagle-zebub wins :D

Ill buy one, give us the saigunov

dirtyjim
August 25, 2009, 06:53 PM
they need to get the price down on the sagia-9 so they can start importing them. they are chambered in the 9x53r finnish wildcat & would make one hell of a hog gun.
right now raa would have to sell them at about $2200-2500 so it doesn't look like they will be coming in anytime soon but they do have permission to import them if you must have one and you just happen to have a fat wallet

Beagle-zebub
August 25, 2009, 08:22 PM
They obviously don't see (and understandably so) that Americans would go ape for an inexpensive, fairly accurate semi-auto rifle in a cheap full-power cartridge. We're still somewhat skeptical of the 5.56 NATO round, so the weaker 5.45x39 is never going to really take the market by storm. The 5.45 doesn't have any potential as a hunting cartridge, and it can't play on nostalgia for the bygone era of the battle-rifle.

Saigunovy molodets! URAAAAAA!!! :D:D:D Man, Tech Sights wouldn't be able to crank out a peep for them fast enough.

Maverick223
August 25, 2009, 11:32 PM
The x54r (assuming it gets the Okay within the decade) won't be a short stroke GP like the Dragunov will it? If so that would be pretty cool...and affordable Dragunov clone...uh...I bet it'd sell. :D

sarduy
August 26, 2009, 12:07 AM
it may be something like a TIRG

sarduy
August 26, 2009, 12:09 AM
They obviously don't see (and understandably so) that Americans would go ape for an inexpensive, fairly accurate semi-auto rifle in a cheap full-power cartridge

The saiga 308 is there ;)

Maverick223
August 26, 2009, 12:38 AM
it may be something like a TIRGThat is what I am hoping for (a Tigr that is). :)

CnRnut
August 26, 2009, 04:28 PM
They really need to get a x54R and a .22LR over here.
Picking up my 5.45 tonight.

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