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Old 01-11-2013, 01:49 AM   #1
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I used to have a saiga 12 and reluctantly sold it last year. I'd like to replace it but in today's climate I don't think thats a reality on my budget.
I have a good friend that has an unfired wasr that he wants 300 for. #s match. He's got no clue that the market is up.
I found a saiga 410 at a local hole in the wall for 575. The wife will not approve of both. Which do you guys think is the better bet?

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7.62x39 over a .410 if I'm getting an AK action.

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7.62x39 over a .410 if I'm getting an AK action.
Agreed get the 7.62x39 WASR
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To be fair, diapers and baby food isnt cheap...and I just bought 6 ar recievers and pmags.
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wasr hands down. 410 is only good for shooting squirrels. its not a good skeet round and its actually not terribly cheap to buy

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Same lgs has $5 bulgi ammo packs. I better snatch them up tomorrow

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Old option #3. You have an interesting choice. Which do you see really fitting your needs? I owned a WASR- maybe 1200 rds through it. It always went bang. Shot nothing but Wolf through it. Upgraded internals. Fun gun to shoot.
Shot a friend's Saiga 12. It was solid, felt well-balanced- would not feel under-gunned with it.
$300 is a very fair price for the WASR. Availability of AK style weapons will/could be scarce so that is a plus on the value side. Ammo to feed it doesn't have to be fancy and is "relatively" lower-priced than some other calibers - right now (still though" both pluses. The original magazine is 30 or 20 rds? How many come with the rifle? 7.62x39 could maybe be less or maybe not imported?
The price on the Saiga seems fair also - that is plus. 410 is domestically made- plus. That platform choice for the gauge isn't one I a familiar with as I have only used the Saiga 12. The 410 Seems like it would be a hoot to take to the range or do some brush running with it.
So... Which one, and if you didn't ever have the option of owning again, balances the scales to one side or the other?
I wish this my problem lol.
Do tell when you decide?
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If I were you I would drop the $300 on the WASR and run before your friend finds out how much his gun is worth.
I still own the only WASR 10 that I bought years ago, it still works great.
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