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On Izhmash SAIGAs
« on: November 01, 2008, 01:10:33 am »
OK, what is the real difference between an AK and a SAIGA?   
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    Re: On Izhmash SAIGAs
    « Reply #1 on: November 01, 2008, 10:04:52 am »
    Furniture mostly, and the trigger assembly was moved towards the rear a little.

    Someone else could enlighten both of us on more I'm sure.
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    Re: On Izhmash SAIGAs
    « Reply #2 on: November 01, 2008, 05:05:56 pm »
    Furniture mostly, and the trigger assembly was moved towards the rear a little.

    Someone else could enlighten both of us on more I'm sure.
    right. basicly the Saiga is just a sporterized AK.

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    Re: On Izhmash SAIGAs
    « Reply #3 on: November 02, 2008, 02:20:58 am »
    Once converted,it IS an AK...even without conversion,just a sporter style AK.

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    Re: On Izhmash SAIGAs
    « Reply #4 on: November 03, 2008, 09:35:17 am »
    Saigas ARE all new AKs built in the Izhmash factory in Russia.  They were designed and built purposely for the export market(mainly US) to bring money in after the break up of the USSR.  To be compliant with 922, they are imported in sporter configuration.  Quality wise, they're near the top of stamped receiver AKs.  Veprs might have a slight edge.

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    Re: On Izhmash SAIGAs
    « Reply #5 on: November 03, 2008, 10:16:35 pm »
    So there would not be any milled receiver SAIGAS, since stamping is more economical?

    Quite frankly I think Russian guns are under appreciated.
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    Re: On Izhmash SAIGAs
    « Reply #6 on: November 03, 2008, 10:23:20 pm »
    There are no milled saigas, AFAIK.  But they're plenty accurate.  When my 308 carbine was test fired at the factory, it held 1.9 inches at 110 yards according to the notes in the back of the owners manual.  The 223 saigas I have will easily pop milk jugs at 300 yards on a consistent basis.  As far as the saiga 12s go?  You have to shoot one to appreciate it.  But once you do you'll cuss yourself for not getting one back when the were under $300 OTD.
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