Saiga .223 rifle info

Discussion in 'Rifles' started by Danny06, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. Danny06

    Danny06 New Member

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    Hey guys im in need of info! Im looking into a saiga rifle .223 but im not experienced with the brand. Please any info is great info!:bowdown:
     


  2. nalioth

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    What's to know? They're a Kalashnikov hiding in sheeps clothing.

    They're made on the same assembly lines as the military grade AK-101 at Izhmash Arsenal, Russia, and share many of the same parts (alas, none of the fun ones).

    They're 'neutered' so that they can be imported as "sporting arms", but that doesn't keep someone with about $150 and a couple hours to put it back to the way it's supposed to be. At that point, you can use military grade magazines with them.

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  3. Danny06

    Danny06 New Member

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    OMG! thats real nice is she urs?
     
  4. nalioth

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    Yes, she's myn :texas:
     
  5. Morgan

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    This is my baby.. now this is 7.62x39. I've side mounted a scope and I'm going to replace the fore stock with a rail system so I can put a fore handle on. I love this gun, it shoots terrific. Very reliable.


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  6. Shaolin

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    They are great inexpensive semi auto rifles compared to surplus AK's. You can convert them to pistol grip and install a bullet guide to use regular AK mags. Surefire makes very good quality mags if you choose to stay factory. I prefer the 7.62x39 due to the ammo being cheaper than .308 or .223.
     
  7. accordingtoome

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    Where are you getting it? Do they have 2? Nalioth won't sell me his.
     
  8. nalioth

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    There is no such thing as a "surplus AK" for sale in the USA. The reason that you see AKs costing so much (compared to completely foreign made AKs [WASRs, Saigas]) is that they are completely rebuilt here in the USA from cut up military rifles parts.
     
  9. accordingtoome

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    anyone have a line on where to get one locally?
     
  10. texaspartsman

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    Saiga's are great. I have a .223, .308 and a 12 gauge. They are top of the line as far as AK's go.
    Nice thing about the sporter stocks is they don't attract the wrong type of attention like a full blown AK.
     

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