Skip to comments.Want to purchase a Saiga 7.62X39. Any reason I shouldn't? (vanity)
Posted on 05/24/2011 6:00:23 AM PDT by Free Vulcan
I've been wanting to get a AK pattern rifle for quite awhile. Got a generous tax return and am looking at the Saiga 7.62X39 that JG Sales is offering right now for $349.00.
This is the best price I've seen on any AK variant. JG Sales is the largest advertiser in Shotgun News, they seem to be professional and reputable. Anyone had good or bad dealing with them?
Good rifle. Good price. I’ve got it in .223.
Better trigger and slight accuracy edge over the AK-47s I have seen.
You can easily modify AK magazines to fit, as well.
Problem: it does not look as cool; no bayonet.
Was thinking about getting on myself.
Got a pic?
Nothing better than gun porn in the wee hours...
“on” should be “one”
I have a Siaga in 12 guage as my “house” shotgun.
Not pretty, not “finely” made, but has 12 round capacity and works first time, every time.
Time is right, they are legal to buy, today anyway. AWB legislation has Obama’s drool all over it though, so better hurry.
Been a while, but I think 5.45 X 39 ammo is cheaper, but ballistics advantages of each is another topic. Go for it.
Before the ban is passed, be sure to get an AR as well. I sold my Century Arms SAR-1 and SAR-2 for an M-4 styled AR. I love shooting the AR.
You should not be buying anything until you pay me the money you owe me - $500.00!
OOHHH! VERY nice.
I don’t know about the rifle, but I’ll point out that your tax refund was not “generous,” its yours, repaid to you without interest.
(BTW, any serious working rifle should have iron sights, so you get my “yes” on that score.)
Rifles are at a good price, but the magazine issue would be a deal killer for me.
You can get a high cap AK from classicarms.us for about $420.
You know offhand what their shipping charges are?
Ive bought a few rifles and acessories from them also. Never had a problem, they are a straight up company.
In Feb 2009, two mosin shipped weighing 24lbs shipped for $23.86.
You can look it up by going to jgsales.com, putting the desired gun in the cart and type in the zipcode for the shipping price. For the Saiga rifle shipping to Jacksonville, FL showed $18.83.
You also have to factor in the transfer fee plus background check that you going to get charged by the gunstore that the rifle is shipping to.
I had to have my saiga 12 fixed under warranty for ejection problems, but works great now and warranty process was awesome.
Pro-mag makes Saiga specific 10, 20, 30 rd mags...see link above.
Actually for the same money there is a 10 rd ak available from centerfire systems. Bulgarian thick wall stamped receiver
Completely combat parts, (no made for export parts and with all the appropriate ak furniture, chrome lined styer heavy barrel. Undoubtedly the best ak on the market today. With the only downside being the 10 rd magazine. Current price $379.
$100-$150 for the professional, legal modification to accept High cap mags. Centerfire Systems and JG sales are both reputable companies
The saiga in 12 gauge is interesting. As a rifle it’s another AK variant that is about the same as all of them.
good to know
I see Mr. Esq. has discovered my password.....
So long as you don't expect tack driver accuracy you'll be happy.
Ditto. Smooth and quick with not a penny out of pocket.
UPS store staff almost peed when I tried to ship it though. A driver showed up while I was in the store and he took it without so much as a raised eyebrow.
Deer hunting with an AK variant sure makes it challenging.
I own 2 of ‘em. Not bad and never a bit of trouble.
The action and manufacture is on the level of "cheap" and you may regret the problems you may have if you buy it. It is highly inaccurate, and some of the reviews I have seen do not sound real good. I would never consider buying a stamped piece of junk like this. (My opinion, since I have been seriously spoiled by H&K 91's, Winchester pre-64 Mod 70's and Remingon 700's.)
I have a 16” carbine in 7.62x39 I bought back when they were going for $179. I took 2 wild boar hunting in Florida with my brother’s .308 Saiga. They’re a great value even at today’s prices.
Been a while since I owned one.
I see from others that promags makes some high cap magazines for it now - they either did not or I was not aware of it at the time. IIRC, the chamber was flat, no ramp into it, and a standard AK mag would slam the round into the wall below the chamber.
Seems like I ran into talk about legality issues when it came to adapting the weapon to take the mags, or the mags to take to the weapon. I don’t know about all that.
Decent 7.62x39 accuracy, not much different from an SKS, so not great.
Probably not the sturdiest weapon, issues with reliable aftermarket mags, etc...
For around the same price, if that is the round you want, I would go with some other posters and say spring for an AK.
I have one. Love it. Bought it for 250.
A modest used bolt action or lever actions rifle is about the same money as an AK so cost isn't really a factor.
So really the only reason to use an AK for hunting is for the challenge. I respect that. It's like using 2 lb test line for trout.
Primarily we are after Mule deer, but you can pull an any anterless tag and go after whitetails too.
You seem to be either shooting very long range from butte to butte or very short as you flush them out of ravines and creek beds.
For the distance work, scoped .270 Win Remington 700's or Ruger M77's are the preferred tool.
Short jobs require a quick carbine. So either Ruger Mini-30's or AKs do the job quite well.
I've dropped into thickly wooded ravines so tight you can only carry a handgun.
“Depends on what you want it for.”
Sounds like a good time.
I’m interested in the cartridge. Relatively cheap and good stopping power.
Thanks! I got a local guy that will do it for $30.
Wish I could get them at those prices today. With the possibility of high inflation on the horizon I want to get at least one locked down before that may occur.
'You owe me $500, no gun for you!'
Thanks everyone for the input.
Nothing is better than being in a wall tent with guys who don't shower for a week.
The place is so remote the deer don't know what a human is and will flush maybe 10-20 feet in front of you.
Rounds downrange = meat in freezer.
I have one, and it is a very nice AK variant. The one pictured is model SGL-21/61 and has an MSRP of $799.
very good price. soon as you get it I urge you to look into converting it to look like an ak-47 with the proper furniture for it and so it can accept real AK magazines.
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