Who here owns a Saiga in 7.62x39?


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chabanais
March 28, 2009, 03:54 AM
I've had mine for about 2 months and have shot it twice. I love it. Even though I probably paid too much for it they are tough to get in California. I considered a Garand but figured this was a simpler, more robust piece of machinery.

Due to ********** gun laws converting it to an AK style isn't worth it but I'm curious what people here think of this Ruskie rifle.

http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/3314/28845918.jpg

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nalioth
March 28, 2009, 04:19 AM
I'm curious what people here think of this Ruskie rifle. You mean other than these hundreds of posts (http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF8&q=saiga+site%3Athehighroad.org)?

dscottw88
March 28, 2009, 04:40 AM
Dont have one in 7.62, but I do love the rifle. One of the best AK's money can buy.
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh234/m4dscottw88/DCP_0005.jpg

jim in Anchorage
March 28, 2009, 07:33 AM
Was not the saiga the video game Joe Montana was in commercials for?

fjr05
March 28, 2009, 09:07 AM
I bought one in Feb 09 for $439.99 and in the middle of a conversion as we speak, the hardest part is waiting for the parts I ordered to complete the job,its coming up on four weeks now.

jon_in_wv
March 28, 2009, 09:37 AM
I bought one converted and I couldn't be happier with it. Its totally reliable and its surprisingly accurate. It eats Wolff ammo all day long and I clean it every 500 rounds whether it needs it or not.

Where did you get the fore end on yours? Looks cool.

aka108
March 28, 2009, 09:53 AM
Bought one with the long barrel in 1999 for 159 dollars and one more with the 16 in barrel in 2001 for 199 dollars. The short bbl is more accurate than the longer bbl version. Neither has ever had a failure to feed, eject or fire. Nice weapons but way overpriced then and way way overpriced today. I'd be willing to bet production costs are around 20 bucks or less.

rangerruck
March 28, 2009, 01:41 PM
above dude; ' 20 bucks or less' that's funny!!!! steel alone these days is more than that. One thing I sell from time to time, is full size cash drawers, they are all solid steel, and thicker than your car panel steel. they go for 250 bucks and up, and they are basically a 3 demensional square!
I love my saigas, best overall value in rifles, still at the jacked up prices, I got mine when they were about 225 each, very happy with that!!!
Also, did you buy yours with those killer front handguards, if so, nice score!

RP88
March 28, 2009, 01:54 PM
Mine's converted and has an East German sling thrown on. Sling comes in handy; I wrap it around myself to help steady me sometimes. Works better than nothing.

It shoots acceptably for me - about 4" with Wolf, a little less with Barnaul, and about 2" with good brass stuff. I havent shot it past 30 yards, but I'm confident that I'd hit what I was aiming at within 200 yards.

BlackHand1917
March 28, 2009, 02:00 PM
I love my "unconverted" 7.62X39 Saiga. For an AK, the accuracy is just outstanding. The Saiga is much more accurate than my Yugo underfolder. I think the Monte Carlo "hunting rifle" style stock actually helps accuracy. Magazines are a little pricey, but that would be my only complaint.

MD_Willington
March 28, 2009, 05:22 PM
I just picked up some circle 10's for my Saiga .223... like Tony the Tiger says "They're Great"..

MP-44
March 28, 2009, 05:34 PM
Anyone making a gas tube with a rail for the Saiga?

dscottw88
March 28, 2009, 11:55 PM
Anyone making a gas tube with a rail for the Saiga?

As a matter of fact, yes.

http://ultimak.com/BuyAK.htm

MP-44
March 29, 2009, 08:15 AM
"As a matter of fact, yes.

http://ultimak.com/BuyAK.htm"

Which one? I only see them list Saiga 12ga & 20ga shotguns:confused:

Kymasabe
March 29, 2009, 10:59 AM
That forearm by the way is available at Gilberts Guns. They get some in stock, then sell out fast. I have one, is very nice, much better made than the factory handguard. My only complaint is no sling swivel but easily installed, I bought one that goes right onthe lower rail, cheap and easy.

chris in va
March 29, 2009, 12:34 PM
http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/4610/imgp1936.jpg (http://img147.imageshack.us/my.php?image=imgp1936.jpg)

I prefer the stock forearm to the traditional 'AK' version. Gives me more options for hand placement.

SimpleIsGood229
March 29, 2009, 04:52 PM
MP-44, the Saiga uses the regular AK Ultimak.

jon_in_wv
March 29, 2009, 04:59 PM
I also like the Saiga forearm. It seems it gives more protection to the gas tube if it is dropped or banged around. It also looks more modern to me. I would like a compensator on mine but it works fine as is.

MP-44
March 29, 2009, 05:18 PM
Thanks SimpleIsGood229.

For some reason I thought the regular was too short. I might have to get another Saiga ( sold my Saiga because I didn't like the side mount scope set-up )

Cap'n Jack Burntbeard
March 29, 2009, 06:09 PM
How about the ultimate saiga? The Krebs Custom KTR-08s.:D:neener:
Sometimes i ask myself if it was worth $1500:eek: but i think it is.
http://thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=93152&d=1235173600

sarduy
March 29, 2009, 07:41 PM
Saiga .223 ;)

http://inlinethumb18.webshots.com/26385/2308686980095461090S600x600Q85.jpg (http://sports.webshots.com/photo/2308686980095461090RagQMH)

Kymasabe
March 29, 2009, 09:12 PM
Hey JoninWV, I have a brand new DPH Arms Phantom Flash Suppressor with the mounting clip that does NOT require threading the end of the barrel, is made specifically for .223 and 7.62 Saiga's if you're interested. I was going to mount it on my Saiga but mines at the gunsmith getting some front sight work done and they're gonna thread my barrel while it's there so...I ordered it, and now don't need it.

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