I have really been wanting to get an AK variant in .223 and I have a chance to get a used Saiga for about 475 or a new Vepr from Centerfire Systems for around 875.
I have researched both of them and am trying to figure out if in the long run the Saiga or Vepr would be cheaper to convert. Here is what I have in mind for the build, and also to note I would be sending it out to have the Saiga Conversion done or Vepr Bullet Guide install because my DIY skills are pretty limited.
Here are a list of the features I would want to add:
- Pistol Grip
- Bonesteel AK Stock
- G2 FCG
- Bullet guide or whatever would allow me to run the widest variety of 223 double stack high capacity mags.
- Handguard/Rail System (Chaos or Damage)
- 922R compliant
Those are just the highlights but for the cost of the conversion and included parts, what do you think the best route would be, as far as a combination of cost, time, and overall functionality?) Thank you!!!
Also does anyone know where they have the Vepr models w/o the integrated sights? I checked Centerfire and Classic Firearms, no dice...
Edited by Mountain Man, 19 June 2013 - 02:06 AM.