I am sort of new to an interest in guns (despite my middle-age) but having read the Saiga website a few times, your description of the variety appears accurate. Know nothing about AKs, but the threats from the radical "Leftwing Loons" attract me even more to classic AKs or the Saiga versions.
My buddy on the Navy Rifle Team (Reserve) knows quite a bit about guns but had never heard of Saigas. I asked him whether a guy in a really dirty, dusty combat situation should use an AR-15 or a Russian-designed rifle.
His answer? "Probably an AK".
My impressions from reading about guns since December on five websites is that this is simply heresy for many Americans, not just sharpshooters.
Just keeping a local river protected from menacing, floating fruit.
A very late-bloomer (seldom plinked when young) who recently acquired an enthusiasm for having and using carbines: the used Mini 14, 30, SKS and MN 44 and grandfather's really ancient Savage .22 (built by the Roman Empire).
Now simply buying ammo.
which would be better for shooter with no gunsmith experience?
A Ruger .223 or an off the wall average AK?
ps accuracy is nice. also continued availability of reasonable grade ammo.
saw a nice used Ruger last year at bhm show. Nice aftermarket stuff, just what I wanted. under $575. dumb me.
I just picked up a aes 10b I dont see it mentioned it is honey of an ak . Mine was owned by a gun smith before i got it , so I am sure it is the cats meow of these rifles but man I sure do love it. I ask him what It would cost to go thru my wasr 10 he said $125 Worth it to me , I think I have found the answer to all my century problems. although I understand the aes 10 b is made by cugir. Is that right ? If so it explains the differance in the two rifles.
MAK-90s by their definition were modified to comply with the import ban. Either the one you are looking at had an underfolder installed after being imported or it had an additional thumbhole stock that was removed.
What is your take on the Quality of the Lancaster AK-47, is it worth buying have you ever had one or shot one. if so is it a strait shooter. does anybody have info on this. i mean WASR 10's are like 650 now so why dont i just put up another 100 and get a custom built brand new Lancaster. this company is a distributor for Lancaster and says it takes only 4 weeks to complete an order. i have been looking for at least that long for a WASR and the only ones i found were used on www.gunbroker.com for over 650 but if i have to wait 4 weeks for a brand new one i think i should just go with a Lancaster. Weapons Collection at gunforall.com
in addition has anybody ever done biz with this company? it took a while but eventually the site came up on one mf my searches never heard of them befor and i have been buying guns online for a while. Let me know Thanks 7-Point,six-too