Originally Posted by KHickam
Well, I have been contemplating a new AK purchase
I have a almost converted 5.56 Saiga AK variant
What manufacturers should I be looking at? Arsenal? WASR? Others? Saiga?
and would I be better served with a 7.62x39mm or 5.45X39mm
My thoughts on this is to get a harder hitting gun so I am leaning towards the 7.62x39mm But I also want a cool tactical carbine too
I took my Saiga out with a single point sling and my 40 S&W pistol to work on transitioning on the move from carbine to pistol shooting a standard PPC target and found I am really rusty on that (more practice) but did better than I thought I would
I'm a big fan on converting saigas. Great base rifles. I would go with a 762.x39 for a first, just for the tradition, then a 545x39. The 545x39 is going to get you a flatter shooting round, with an increased accuracy at distance.
As far as hitting harder......I'm not going to get wrapped up into all the interwebz ballistics battle, but if you can find a GOOD soft point 762x39, its a great gun.