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Saiga Recomendation

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by bensdad, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. bensdad

    bensdad Well-Known Member

    I got a Saiga 7.62 a while back. I'll do the conversion in the summer When I have more time.

    I will get another and convert it as well.

    My question is, should I get another in 7.62, or should I get one in 5.56?

    In a SHTF scenario, would I be better off with a single caliber for the family, or being able to take andvantage of two of the most common calibers in the world of EBRs?
  2. Danman8520

    Danman8520 Member

    Hold up. 7.62x39 or 7.62x51? They make both. Anyways i assume you are talking about x39. The x39 is mostly imported so if they decide to stop importing it, there wont be much around. The .223 is more expensive but you should be able to get it in that SHTF Scenerio if borders are closed.
  3. bensdad

    bensdad Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I meant the x39. Good point though. There will pretty much aways be .223 in the U.S. Besides I can make more as long as I stock up on primers.

    I'll get the .223.

    I hope the conversions are easy and similar. I'm stoked about these guns. Very cool. Very dependable. Very cheap.
  4. nalioth

    nalioth Well-Known Member

    Easier than talking about it....
  5. Deer Hunter

    Deer Hunter Well-Known Member

    Get the .223. Much more bullet configurations to toy with. :) I love mine.
  6. trbon8r

    trbon8r Well-Known Member

    Get the 7.62X39, the ammo costs about half as much as .223 these days.
  7. bensdad

    bensdad Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys!!
    .223 it is. I'll get on it quick before the prices go up. I paid $280 for the 7.62. Hope I can get the .223 as cheap.
  8. Deer Hunter

    Deer Hunter Well-Known Member

    You will be impressed with the accuracy of the .223. You made the right choice.
  9. elmerfudd

    elmerfudd Well-Known Member

    I've had 4 Saiga's now and I like them all. The most practical in my opinion is probably the x39. It's just a nicely made, lightweight AK with better than average accuracy. You could use it for SHTF, hunting or just a day out plinking or target shooting. The .308 is probably my favorite. It's powerful, fairly accurate, reliable, compact and fun. Unfortunately, it's also fairly heavy with most of the weight concentrated in the front end. Otherwise, it's a fantastic rifle. My second favorite would probably be the 12 gauge. It is an absolute blast to shoot. With high cap mags, an S12 gives you so much firepower I'm surprised it hasn't been banned. Last place in my list would go to the .223. It's a good, accurate rifle, but to tell the truth, .223's just don't turn my crank unless they're absolute tackdrivers.

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