Saiga

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  1. T-FAST

    T-FAST Well-Known

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    Any dealers/stores in the San Antonio/surrounding towns carry saiga rifles?
     


  2. majormadmax

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    Nope. Your best bet are the gun shows, and Premier is this weekend.

    Cheers! M2
     
  3. Dash Riprock

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    I've always wondered - is it pronounced "say-guh", "sigh-guh", "say-eye-gah", or something else?

    I want a converted Saiga 12 gauge but they've become very hard to find since Sandy Hook.
     
  4. mak91

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    I have a Saiga I want to unload. PM me if you're interested.

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  5. majormadmax

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    "Say-guh"

    Actually, those went stupid long before Sandy Hook. It was the threat of the ATF reclassifying them as something other than sporting shotguns and the rumors of a possibility of a ban in 2011 that sent the market through the roof. I've wanted one for a while, but not at the prices they demand these days...

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  6. T-FAST

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    Isn't it truly pronounced sai-eeeeeeee-guh. I've seen non converted Saiga 12s for around $900 online and 7.62x39 models for $500. Unfortunately I think the days of $350 saigas is gone. I really like the saiga rifles, only takes a couple hours and $100 to convert them to take standard ak mags and move the FCG forward.
     
  7. majormadmax

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    Technically, it should be pronounced "sigh-gah" (like "Saigon" with "ga" instead of "gon") which is the name of a medium-sized goat antelope (Saiga tatarica) of the plains of northern Eurasia; but it's more commonly pronounced "say-guh."
     
  8. T-FAST

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    Good to know.
     
  9. mosin

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    saiga.jpg

    Happily the guns aren't nearly as goofy as their namesake
     
  10. RiverCity.45

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    I bought mine at The Powder Horn in San Antonio. Don't know if they currently have any in stock.

    BTW, I speak Russian and can confirm the correct pronunciation is "sigh guh." If you use that, though, you will get strange looks and rude comments.


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