New to the ak world - Page 2
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion > AK & SKS Discussion > New to the ak world

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-28-2012, 04:37 AM   #11
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
SmithKid308's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 473
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts

Default

Yeah that is true the caliber is a hole lot less common , I may not be able to find it in a SHTF scenario but the 5.56 or 7.62x39 are pretty common and thank you for the input on this first rifle that you suggested I appreciate it

__________________
SmithKid308 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2012, 07:02 AM   #12
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
VASH1456's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: YUBA CITY,CALIFORNIA
Posts: 105
Default

I bought my SAIGA .223 a couple months ago and so far its been firing flawless. Except when I don't clean my gun after a few hundred rounds of steel cased ammo them sometimes a steel case my seize up in my chamber but, other then that I absolutely love it.

forumrunner_20120528_000147.jpg

__________________
VASH1456 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2012, 12:45 PM   #13
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Pasco Cty.FL
Posts: 6,581
Liked 2493 Times on 1422 Posts
Likes Given: 1945

Default

The AK74 is simply an AK in 5.45.

Much less recoil, more like a 5.56 AR.

Try J&G sales...

__________________
therewolf is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2012, 01:16 PM   #14
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
SmithKid308's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 473
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts

Default

I decided to get that saiga and don't think I'll be disappointed. I'm getting the 7.62x39 and those mags are so cheap on J&G sales I had to grab a few for my SKS, and on the saiga do they take any old Ak mag like Bulgarian or Yugoslavian or do they have to take saiga specific mags ?

__________________
SmithKid308 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2012, 02:29 PM   #15
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 46
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Rpk, heavy duty ak47, hundred bucks more. Enough said

__________________
Sickofnotliving is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2012, 02:41 PM   #16
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
shaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 178
Liked 32 Times on 21 Posts

Default

Www.centerfiresystems.com

Amd65 Hungarian t.g.i build 439.00

Can't beat that for an outstanding weapon.

Will be going up
In value quick
image-2783621712.jpg  
__________________
shaker is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2012, 02:18 AM   #17
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 97
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

A converted saiga will take a standard double stack AK mag. Prior to conversion the saiga will not.

__________________
BodySnatcher is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2012, 02:51 AM   #18
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1,427
Liked 40 Times on 39 Posts
Likes Given: 25

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BodySnatcher View Post
A converted saiga will take a standard double stack AK mag. Prior to conversion the saiga will not.
If you install a bullet guide
__________________
MikeJK is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2012, 11:56 PM   #19
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 11
Default

Saiga also makes an AK varient that shoots the 5.45x39. Having experience with Saigas I would recommend it. The recoil part of you question is that the 7.62 has more. The best way to think about it is Force = Mass X Acceleration. The acceleration of the 2 are similar(5.45 a little faster), but the mass is what makes the difference here. More Force due to the larger mass in the equation means an equal amount of force back into your shoulder. This is the same mindset for all rounds and particularly helps when thinking about shotgun shell selection.

www.youtube.com\user\jstreamnc

__________________

Last edited by jrmoney; 06-03-2012 at 11:58 PM. Reason: Added a thought
jrmoney is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 05:17 PM   #20
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
VASH1456's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: YUBA CITY,CALIFORNIA
Posts: 105
Default

[QUOTE="SmithKid308"]I decided to get that saiga and don't think I'll be disappointed. I'm getting the 7.62x39 and those mags are so cheap on J&G sales I had to grab a few for my SKS, and on the saiga do they take any old Ak mag like Bulgarian or Yugoslavian or do they have to take saiga specific mags ?[/QUOTE
I believe with a 7.62 saiga you gotta put in a bullet guide to use regular AK mags.

__________________
VASH1456 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
New to the AR world e43jimmy409 AR-15 Discussion 60 06-05-2012 04:08 AM
New Too AR-15 World nacraracer AR-15 Discussion 10 02-05-2011 09:09 PM
End of the world CourtJester The Club House 6 09-16-2010 08:27 PM
End of the world? Ruzai The Club House 50 04-17-2010 12:15 PM
New to the gun world, need help tj4ndirish General Handgun Discussion 26 03-31-2010 01:31 PM