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Any opinions on Saiga rifles

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by TimH, Jun 11, 2003.

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  1. TimH

    TimH Member

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    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
     
  2. SodaPop

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    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.
     
  3. W.Va.Glassman

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    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.
     
  4. TimH

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    What/Where is CDNN? Any links?
     
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    cdnn

    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.
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
  9. Dave R

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    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.
     
  10. makarov

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    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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