I know this is the SKS forum, but has anybody got to shoot the new Izmach (i THINK i spelled that right) SAIGA rifle in 7.62X39 ? Just curious as to how it stacks up against the SKS. I shot one in .223 and, well, i was left kinda numb. Best .223 semi-auto bang for the buck, But NOWHERE near close to the Ruger MINI 14 in overall quality. But I guess thats OK considering our local gunshop's price of $279.95 vs. the $600 plus dollars for the Ruger !!!