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Old 01-24-2014, 10:03 PM   #11
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Saiga's were a great deal when you could walk into Cheaper Than Dirt and buy one for $250. My brother still has a saiga 223. He took a nice antelope with it in west TX. He shot the antelope in the head. My brother is an unusual creature. He will not mount a scope on anything. His range is limited to around 200 yards.

Now they want $800 for a Saiga. I can find a used Browning that is much more accurate and desirable for $800 or less.

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I would choose an AK over an AR. The positive attributes of an AK beat those of an AR....just ask the Afghanis. I would not chose either one like JonM. Being realistic (not have a full auto weapon), I would choose a Galil in .308. I wish I still had mine.
Dude, we are both of German blood! how can you not see the AR is a much better choice?
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Jager..how about a semi auto .308 saiga ?

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I would also want to check out the C93. I've been eyeing one for a while. I would also look for a 7.62x51 FAL or PTR91. I wish I could find a Galil. It really is not about what you have to a point, but what you can pick up. I'd bug out with a 1942 M38 Swede. Simple, reliable, very accurate. It is lighter then the K31. Problem with smaller rounds is penetration on harder targets or cover. I'd be hard pressed to take a scoped rifle unless it had irons also.

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Jager I would choose an ak over a cheap stamped receiver AR any day as well

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Jager..how about a semi auto .308 saiga ?
OK, You both stand at 500 yards, 2 to 1 advantage. I can hit you both before you get into effective range with either. If you think you"ll crawl on your belly to get close enough, I'll have dinner, take a nap and make a right hook around you. Your going to either high or low. While your looking at a camp fire, I'll be behind you.
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Jager..how about a semi auto .308 saiga ?
They are nice rifles.

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OK, You both stand at 500 yards, 2 to 1 advantage. I can hit you both before you get into effective range with either. If you think you"ll crawl on your belly to get close enough, I'll have dinner, take a nap and make a right hook around you. Your going to either high or low. While your looking at a camp fire, I'll be behind you.
my AR is a 308
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Dude, we are both of German blood! how can you not see the AR is a much better choice?
I would feel more comfortable with a German engineered one. Here is my Hera Arms 15th Dynamic. This set up costs around 3000 dollars. A 1 to 7 twist barrel. Customized by Pro Tuning to include tungsten coating. Still...I prefer an AK. This is from my personal experience with both weapon systems. I can clean an AK with my shemagh if I have to. An AR needs loving to work properly. AK works in extreme cold temperatures and in any type of environment.
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They had a saiga .308 exactly like this about a month ago used at my local gun store for 1200 dollars. It had an imported Russian scope on it just like this one. Looked identical.
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