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Old 11-14-2009, 10:27 PM   #1
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Several months ago I picked up a new Saiga 16" in 7.62x39. Did not fire it until yesterday.


This is a GREAT little carbine. I have several AK's, but never cared for them too much. The Saiga was surprisingly accurate, and could keep most shots on a 13.5"x7.5" steel plate at 400 yards even though the front sight post was several times wider than the target.

The recoil was non-existent and muzzle flip was not an issue. Reliability was, of course, 100%. I was shooting some old Hungarian ammo (MFS) I bought in the 90's.

I'm going to look for a narrower front sight blade. Might even spend the money for a picatinny railed gas tube replacement and try it out with an Aimpoint.

For anyone wondering about the Saigas, I think you will find a lot to like. I will take off some of the sharp edges and do some other minor modifications to mine, then leave it alone. It is short, handy, accurate, reliable and just plain fun. I own a lot of guns, but think the Saiga will start getting a lot of use.

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Good looking stick for eastern block.

I am tiring of my WASR10 Romey.

I do like the 7.62.

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You may want to check one of these out, Cane. I was VERY pleasantly surprised. I prefer a semi-pistol grip to a full pistol grip on carbines, and this fits very well.

And the price is super cheap. I may need to try one in .223 and .308, too.

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That's a very nice looking rifle, I've been considering a saiga for myself lately. Also the WASR10, just depends on whats available when I have the $.

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Nice looking rifle, just got they money to get one myself. I want mine in .223. but by any chance would anyone know. give or take how much it would be to move the trigger group,give or take.
Sorry to kinda jack your thread.

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Any help on this question would be greatly appreciated.

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I'd post it in the gunsmithing section. I plan to leave mine as is, so have not tried the work. I'm told it is easy to do, though.

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Congrats M14,Those little Saiga's are a blast to shoot and pretty accurate. I've had a 223 Saiga for several years,and it is far more accurate than my old Mini 14.
I'm with you on leaving them factory stock,all I've done to mine is put a scope on it.

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Congrats M14,Those little Saiga's are a blast to shoot and pretty accurate. I've had a 223 Saiga for several years,and it is far more accurate than my old Mini 14.
I'm with you on leaving them factory stock,all I've done to mine is put a scope on it.
Did you use the side mount? I've been scouring the net looking for a replacement dust cover with a pic rail attached.

Someone suggested the tech-sights for it and they look great, too.
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How the heck do you even see at 400 yards?

I need a scope for anything over 100 yards. You must have young eyes.

I'm glad you like it. I was wondering about Saiga quality.

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