Arsenal vs. Saiga

Discussion in 'Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion' started by cjb762, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. cjb762

    cjb762 New Member

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    This has probably been asked before. Looking to buy an ak. Just looking for some recommendations. I've narrowed down to 2 just wanted to hear some experiences with either one.
     
  2. Jkl-28

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    I would go with an arsenal any day!!!
    I have one and love it! (not saying that saiga is a bad gun) but in my opinion arsenal makes an awesome gun
    I know that they are a bit more pricey but deff. Worth it!
     

  3. MikeJK

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    They are one in the same if I'm not mistaken. The only difference is Arsenals are converted.
     
  4. smoooth308

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    Check out Bravo18. They make some pretty awesome AKs right here in the united states. Might be a little pricey though
     
  5. smoooth308

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    Quick pic of one from a magazine. Has a left side charging handle rather than the typical right side.
     

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  6. cjb762

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    i imagine price wise once the Saiga is converted they are about the same. I guess it depends on the parts used for the conversion. I was quoted about $800.00 to $900.00 for the Arsenal here in Md.
     
  7. MikeJK

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    You can find converted Saigas for $499 but they are not of the same quality.
     
  8. griffin81

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    I'm not sure but

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    Looks and feels good but I can't pay that for a ak personally I'd rather but two Romanian aks for that price! But that's just me the gun shop guys spoke really highly of this one.

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  9. MikeJK

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    Then don't shop at those places. Gun show or local gun shop? That is about $200+ more than what it should be.
     
  10. okdonk

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    Arsenal Saiga Ak47 SGL21 is the best AK variant. Pricey but well worth it..)
    Here is mine. ;)
     

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  11. sputnik1988

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    That's actually a good price for the Russian folding stock version.
     
  12. okdonk

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    Left charging handle can be converted by rifle dynamics. They are here in Las Vegas. Same as Arsenal Inc, manufacturer of my AK.
     
  13. griffin81

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    Yeah it's a great feeling gun with a decent trigger. I just don't feel right about spending that much on any ak.

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  14. Gatoragn

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    Question

    What does "converted" refer to?
     
  15. sputnik1988

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    In a way I agree, but the biggest reason that AKs are cheap is the fit, finish and build quality. I guarantee you wont get better fit and finish out of an AK.

    I mean they are made in Izhevsk, Russia, the same plant that has built the AKs for the Russian military since the beginning. You don't get any better.

    I'm not sure I would pay that much either but for the model with the Russian military made folding stock, I would definitely consider it.
     
  16. sputnik1988

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    Saigas come in a 'sporting' configuration, with a stock like a hunting rifle. Converted means fitted with a pistol grip and buttstock.
     
  17. jeremyx28

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    i bought a saiga .223 caliber 2 weeks ago and i love it. i'll post before and after pics, but have to do so w/ my phone. i paid $378 for it from buds w/ free shipping. i then put about $150 into it to "convert" it. i have no plans to move the trigger assembly forward cause i'm 6'2" with long arms and i really enjoy where it is. if your looking for any info i can share what i know, just shoot me a pm.
     
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    By the way if anyone is interested in the brand new 10 round factory mag let me know or factory forgrip and stock
     
  19. cjb762

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    I know that 10 parts have to be replaced in order to be 922r compliant. What's the easiest way to achieve this?
     
  20. MikeJK

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    Buy it that way, lol.