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#1 CnRnut

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 06:16 PM

Well it started for me with a 22" 308.
Then came a 24" S-12,followed by a 19" S-410.
Found a x39 at a great price,then another S-12,19".
Then I had to get a 5.45,just for the hell of it.
I see now that rusmil is showing .22LR Saigas,
so I hope it's not too long before we see them state side.
Really want a Saiga.22 to go along with my wasr-22.

So,how did it all start for you???

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 08:54 PM

The very first Saiga I ever saw, except for pictures, was at Tony Rumore's shop in Oklahoma. TROMIX.
Needless to say, I was toast.
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Posted 11 October 2010 - 03:01 AM

My first was a 7.62x39 that I converted, followed by another that stayed stock (and was recently traded toward a Glock), followed by an S12.

I don't really have an interest in the other calibers, to be completely honest. (Well, I'd be all over a .22 Saiga if we ever get them stateside) If I get another Saiga, it will be another S12. I want an SBS, but would also like to keep a non-NFA S12 in the stash too.

So........to answer your question, I guess I haven't been bitten that bad, seeing as how I only have a real interest in 2 of the calibers offered.

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 04:20 AM

I got bit so bad I lost my leg...

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 06:42 AM

Did the original style AK47 762x39...then the AK74 545x39, then the 21" 308 :super:

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 07:52 AM

Started with a x39 then a .410 and finally a s-12. Traded a sks for a .223 and got a 308 for really cheap. Had a Tec9 that I traded for a 20ga. Needed some cash around Xmas and sold off the 410 20ga and the 308 as well as some other stuff.

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 07:58 AM

I only have 3 so far... :angel:

But they never seem done... :cryss:
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Posted 11 October 2010 - 08:07 AM

Started with the S12 19 in. and since then have a "few" more Saigas.
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Posted 11 October 2010 - 11:30 PM

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 01:02 AM

Saw the S12 and it was love at first sight! Loved the possibilities!
Felt I should have a rifle and chose an SGL-21-66 and fell in love with that soon after also!
Aside from my sidearm they're all Ive got but I think for a collection of 3 guns its a nice set!
And Of course theyre not finished yet...
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Im scrapping just to get ammo like a frikn crack head
probly a good thing I can only shoot once a week!
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Posted 12 October 2010 - 06:23 AM

7.62, 5.45, 12ga 19"... and next is a .308 (already have some FBMG mags for it).

And really, really hoping we see some .22s in the country. I'd love a plinker I can take to the closest indoor range.

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 01:45 PM

Well it started for me with a 22" 308.
Then came a 24" S-12,followed by a 19" S-410.
Found a x39 at a great price,then another S-12,19".
Then I had to get a 5.45,just for the hell of it.
I see now that rusmil is showing .22LR Saigas,
so I hope it's not too long before we see them state side.
Really want a Saiga.22 to go along with my wasr-22.

So,how did it all start for you???

It started for me I have an sks rochriver ar15 mossberg 590 winchester 1400 and lots more but I wanted the saiga 12 ended up getting forementioned mossberg 590 but then got the saiga 308 and love the damn thing ar15 use to be my fun gun not no more saiga freaking rocks anything i shootand cheaper to shoot too.

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 02:52 PM

Alas, but two thus far, 7.62x39 and 12.

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.308 is next on my list. In the future, with any luck, 7.62x54r. :D
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Posted 22 November 2010 - 06:33 PM

Alas, but two thus far, 7.62x39 and 12.
.308 is next on my list. In the future, with any luck, 7.62x54r. :D



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Posted 24 November 2010 - 10:19 PM

I have two, a 12 and a .308. Funny thing is I like the .308 so much I want more Saiga rifles. I like my 12 it functions well and offers a lot of fire power, but my .308 is a handy, reliable ass-kicker.

I am planning on 5.45X39 next. My Ar's are getting neglected.
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Posted 24 November 2010 - 11:39 PM

(4) S12s and (2) x39s. All proudly purchased from vendors and contributors on this site.

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 06:14 AM

I just placed an order for a 7.62x39 from my local B&M, and I could see ordering another caliber soon.

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 06:55 AM

Currently My inventory is just the Saiga-12. I am impressed with the appearance and shootability of it. I shared photos of the Cajun-Alaskan Guys Beautiful RED Wood MAK-90 to my wife, who allowed that it was really nice-looking. That gives me license to consider a 7.62 or a 5.45 sometime next Spring...and do a wood-finish for appearance sake. :chris:

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 11:42 PM

Then came a 24" S-12,followed by a 19" S-410.

So,how did it all start for you???

Thats exactly what I want to do.
I have a 24" S-12. I want a 19" S-410 next. That'll probably be my last one, because I dont shoot 20ga much and I'm not keen on rifles. However, I would buy a 22 if they had it. :D

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 03:01 AM

I've been bitten pretty badly.. but haven't caught the WEALTHY VIRUS yet.. so I can't do much about it.

The Saigas tarted with my S-12.. and converted an x39 rifle next.

Planning for a new one first of the year... not sure what it will be.
I'd like to do something more traditional... wood furniture.. etc.
Wouldn't mind having a .223 with a magwell adapter. It'd save a fortune on re-investing in another calliber of magazine.

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 11:22 PM

Just 5 (so far)...his and hers S12's, his and hers 7.62 and a share 5.45.

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 07:30 PM

Four S12s, and a 410. Love to do those conversions.

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 09:23 PM

i really didnt know anything about saigas, but i saw the converted saiga 12 on atlanticfirearms, and knew i just had to buy one.

its like having a supermodel for a girlfriend. i just cant stop looking

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 09:25 PM

Alas, but two thus far, 7.62x39 and 12.

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.308 is next on my list. In the future, with any luck, 7.62x54r. :D


damn, that is nice. i love the classic AK look with wood furniture

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 10:30 AM

Fried of mine has a SBR12 on the gas. First glance I was hooked. First 30 rounds as fast as I could pull was the win light in my lane.

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 12:07 PM

I do things in a roundabout way for some reason. I had a long barrel Remington 870 that was just way too bulky for home defense. I looked into "converting" it to a defensive gun but could buy one already set up for about the same. I really wanted a self loader anyway and looked long and hard at the Benelli M4 but just couldn't handle the price.

Almost bought a Benelli Super Nova instead but saw the S12 pop up during a web search. Interesting, but decided on a 223 first since I had no experience with AK platforms and it was considerably cheaper. Researched the 223 against the Ruger Mini 14 and Kel-Tec SU16 and went with the Saiga. I liked it so much I went ahead and bought the 12 and was equally pleased.

I initially never intended to get a 308. I looked at bullets first and decided the 6.5 Grendel was the ideal defensive round. Problem there of course was limited availability of a platform to run it. The AR was it. I've never cared for blowing gunk right back into the operating action so looked at the new Ruger piston type AR in 6.8. Tempting, but I kept hearing about carrier tilt problems with the Ruger and also consider the 6.8 SPC a poor second choice behind the Grendel. That's just my opinion of course, but since it would be my gun it was a relevant opinion. Seeing as how the prospects of anything acceptable (to me) were dim, I decided to go with a bullet that would perform well at distance like the 6.5 even if it was a bit bulky compared to it. Given my past experience with Saigas, the 308 was an easy choice.

I don't plan on another Saiga at this point but a 6.5 might be irresistible.
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Posted 03 March 2011 - 02:16 PM

I like my Saiga 12 very much. I am not a big-time shooter, but enjoy knocking over milk-jugs with the grandsons now and then.

I am thinking about buying a rifle and have narrowed my choices to these possibilities.

1. A Rossi Model 1892 lever-action 20" bbl SS in 44 magnum (10 and 1). Legal for hunting Indiana Deer. (and maybe a Pig hunt or two elsewhere) $424 OTD

2. A Saiga 7.62x39 or maybe a .223. Not legal for hunting in Indiana...but maybe OK elsewhere. (Even the 308 is not a legal hunting gun in Hoosierland). BTW it isn't the gun that's the issue it is the AMMO. Indiana requires a .35 minimum bullet diameter for Deer. No 30-30's and even no 45-70 or Marlin 444. Strange list of legal calibers!! So I can own the gun, but not use it for hunting???Go Figure! $399 plus about $50 for FFL etc.


Wife says we don't need either as the S-12 slug is good for Deer and Pig in this area. I hate it when she is close to correct ! I want the Cowboy gun, but a Saiga to match my S-12 is looking good too.

Help me OBIWAN, What does the FORCE tell me to do ???

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 03:48 PM

Help me OBIWAN, What does the FORCE tell me to do ???


The wise Obiwan says, "WTF are you thinking, oh indecisive one? Buy the F-ing Saiga and go forth blowing sh*t to bits."
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Posted 03 March 2011 - 04:21 PM

I like my Saiga 12 very much. I am not a big-time shooter, but enjoy knocking over milk-jugs with the grandsons now and then.

I am thinking about buying a rifle and have narrowed my choices to these possibilities.

1. A Rossi Model 1892 lever-action 20" bbl SS in 44 magnum (10 and 1). Legal for hunting Indiana Deer. (and maybe a Pig hunt or two elsewhere) $424 OTD

2. A Saiga 7.62x39 or maybe a .223. Not legal for hunting in Indiana...but maybe OK elsewhere. (Even the 308 is not a legal hunting gun in Hoosierland). BTW it isn't the gun that's the issue it is the AMMO. Indiana requires a .35 minimum bullet diameter for Deer. No 30-30's and even no 45-70 or Marlin 444. Strange list of legal calibers!! So I can own the gun, but not use it for hunting???Go Figure! $399 plus about $50 for FFL etc.


Wife says we don't need either as the S-12 slug is good for Deer and Pig in this area. I hate it when she is close to correct ! I want the Cowboy gun, but a Saiga to match my S-12 is looking good too.

Help me OBIWAN, What does the FORCE tell me to do ???


so the question is, oldschool cowboy gun, or newer assault rifle. personally, id go with the saiga 7.62 x 39 if i didnt already own any other rifles in that caliber, otherwise, id go with a .308. put some nice wood furniture on it so it has the classic AK47 look to it.

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 06:03 PM

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Theres my triplets. (iz109, iz240, iz132)
The two rifles are waiting on me to install new Bulgarian FSB's and '74 brakes.
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