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Posted: 2/22/2006 11:56:16 AM EDT
I have an opportunity to buy a new Saiga rifle (short barrel) in .223.

I like the way it handles and I like the price $270. I read the thread about converting Galil mags to fit: excellent.

I would appreciate your thoughts and experiences with this rifle. I am very tempted to buy it.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 12:01:17 PM EDT
I own one & Love every minute of it.
It shoots Great, Always.

I have had mine for about 2 years.
I am just now collecting the parts for a pistol Grip conversion.
$270 Is exactly what I Paid for mine.
Well actually i gave a Mauser and 200 bux

I love my AK
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 12:43:07 PM EDT
I love mine and converted it for Galil mags. where else will you find a quality Rifle for under $300. It is worth the effort and work to convert them also.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 12:52:33 PM EDT
The Galil Mags -
Is that just that piece of pipe to raise the feed ramp?

I havnt done it yet.
I am worried a bit

I dont want to screw p my rifle

Does yours still take the Factory 10 Rnd

How did you convert your saigas for Galil
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 1:38:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 2:52:18 PM EDT
Awesome 10rd AK type Rifle.....................
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 8:16:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By RS39:

Mine's 2moa on cheap wolf.

Getting them to full milspec style and lloking nice is not cheap, but casual conversions can be great runnign values.

I'm actually very surprised (in a good way) at how accurate this AK variant is. It absolutely shines at offhand shooting once you do a conversion.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 4:04:01 PM EDT

Awesome 10rd AK type Rifle.

Don't tell mine that, it already has a big enough ego just being a dang good high cap rifle, (after a little work).

After shooting a couple AKs that were "paper plate MOA", my 1st Saiga 223 was a pleasant surpise for accuracy. Inexpensive to start with with tons of potential to modify later.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 1:11:20 PM EDT
Yes the feed ramp is a cheap piece of pipe. LOL I purchased the fancy scmancy 5.56 ramp from KVAR but it would work. As far as the mags I just took a little of the side up front like you see in my post.

The Saiga conversion sight is the info I used and it worked like a charm.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 6:52:53 PM EDT
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