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Old 01-31-2014, 05:46 PM   #1
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Hey guys I was at my LGS today and have been searching online my LGS has a saiga 7.62x39 for around $500 after tax and all that jazz, should I jump on that ? Or buy an AR upper online (they're going for around $500 also) to complete a build I've been working on. I've already got an AR in the collection and was looking to diversify I just don't know if I wanna stock another caliber just yet.... What does everyone think?
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Old 01-31-2014, 05:49 PM   #2
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Old 01-31-2014, 06:02 PM   #3
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Finish the AR.

I have both, and, IMHO, for most

average shooter's intents and

everyday purposes, the AK is


Whereas, the AR has much broader overall

utility for the everyday user.

Once again, note the words opinion, and average.

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I agree with therewolf that the AK is often overrated. In this instance you could get a good one, 100% Russian factory. You already have an AR. Go ahead and diversify. It's more fun than shooting two of the same kind. Nothing wrong with 2 ARs but chances are you will trade one soon.
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I just was in a situation like this two weeks ago, same gun. Saw a saiga for 450$, knew I wanted one later and snagged it since it was a good deal. The ar uppers arnt going anywhere but a good deal might... That's just what I did. My ar is finished though and I just passed up on buying a scope for my 444 marlin. Ak was better haha
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I'm a fan of the ar15 but I say expand your horizons and get the ak47.

Means you get an extra caliber in a adequate cqb package so if we hit another ammo crunch it increases your chances of finding ammo.

Currently ak ammo is decently priced and available
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