I basically want a larger caliber (.30+) home defense long-arm. I already have a scoped AR in 5.56x45mm and a great shotgun. I've looked at: Springfield M1A...I just can't afford it right now M1 Garand...also too expensive, but not as bad as M1A Lever-action in .357mag or 30-30...lever gun has limited capacity Mosin of any type...bolt just not fast enough Then I looked at the Ruger Mini-30 in 7.62x39mm, but opinions of reliability don't inspire confidence. Last thing is that I really don't want a "tactical"-looking rifle for this one. That's why I've been ignoring the pistol-gripped AK's. What do y'all think of the Saiga rifle for my needs? They can be found for $300 now!!! I don't really care about huge magazines, either. Factory 10-rounders and 20-rounders would be just fine for this need.