RON L here = SERESURPLUS
I've had more experience with the Saiga Shotgun series than the rifles, but I have had and shot a few in 7.62X39! They are not a POS, they are a Modified versioj of the AK-47, hard to beat that design! Now, with that said, are they always a good value? Well, for right now, you can get mags and parts, they seem good! But, if things with Russia go the way they are, you might be cut off from Parts and mag supplies! NBow that sucks! No, a lot of the internals are not AK-47, can you Modifiy them, YUP< is it a pain in the ***? YUP! AS in all things, buy with care, get what ya need for support parts and mags and might be Right as rain! If not, you have a rifle that if you bust a part, your screwed, now, with that said, How many AK's I've seen broken in 30 years? 2! Thats not bad odds anyhow? LOL I guess what I'm trying to say is GO FOR IT, but Go for it, understanding the Limitations that you face? Just my Opinion, but ya did ask?