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Old 10-07-2014, 10:38 AM   #1
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With Obama banning imports of Kalashnikov rifles i.e. Saiga, what options are out there for good AKs now? Century? Really pissed about not having easy access to Saigas now.

Obvious choices are Arsenal, Century C39, Yugos, WASRs. If that the extent of available options? I'm not sure.
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Sorry but they found a way around it saigas are available
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Sorry but they found a way around it saigas are available
Really? Still being imported? All the Saiga IZ-132s I was looking at have gone up in price and are marketed as "banned." Also why would you be sorry for that lol.
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Was a Yugo/Serbian fan before, still a Yugo/Serbian fan.
M70ab1 or 2, Npap, or Opap.
Not a better ak for the price.
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The market is being flooded with people that were trying to make a buck and bought them before the ban went in to act .now they are panicking because Seiga's are coming back.
Their way around that they just sold 75 per cent of the business to outside of Russia now they're open for sale
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The market is being flooded with people that were trying to make a buck and bought them before the ban went in to act .now they are panicking because Seiga's are coming back.
Their way around that they just sold 75 per cent of the business to outside of Russia now they're open for sale
Hm. I need to find a IZ-132 for sale from import outside of Russia then. Any links? Or I could just put together a PSA AR-15 for $515.
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Was a Yugo/Serbian fan before, still a Yugo/Serbian fan.
M70ab1 or 2, Npap, or Opap.
Not a better ak for the price.
I read that many people shy away from Century Arms because the quality is hit or miss. Apparently with yugo rifles the BCG was made for single stack mags. Century reportedly fixed this in gen 2. Not sure if later model Yugos still have issues.
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The market is being flooded with people that were trying to make a buck and bought them before the ban went in to act .now they are panicking because Seiga's are coming back.
Their way around that they just sold 75 per cent of the business to outside of Russia now they're open for sale
Ez2b gets the daily Urban Legend Master award.

The Saiga is made at Kalashnikov, the former Izhmash. There is no way in hell it it gets a foreign ownership. Even if it did, it would still be imported from Russia, and therefore banned by the sanctions.

There is no "comeback". The Saigas are available, because the market basically shrugged them off. Most American assembled AK's are better, and don't require a conversion to accept standard mags. The Saiga trigger is crap compared to the widely used Tapco unit. The Saigas are never optics ready. All they have going for them is the pedigree and the stamps.

If I were buying today, I would consider a Serbian Zastava PAP vs the latest Century products. A stainless steel bolt carrier and a bolt stop are two of the things to be appreciated about the Zastava.
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