Jump to content

Saiga 5.45 benefits over a Saiga .223

Recommended Posts

Hi guys, long time member here, but lost my account info. Haven't been here in a while.


I made the move from Virginia to Florida, and from having my own private range on a farm to having to deal with private ranges. The local ranges aren't very long-rifle friendly, so I'm giving up my Saiga .308 22". 


Right now I have two possible trades: a converted 5.45 and an unconverted .223. 


I would prefer unconverted as I enjoy converting. However, the 5.45 is a nice conversion as it is with the cut barrel and a custom flash hider welded and pinned. 


I always wanted a 5.45 to add to my collection, as I already have a 7.62. However, looking at prices now it seems the ammo isn't the benefit it once was. Is there a real reason to take the 5.45 over the .223 anymore? 


While I'm at it, I have a .308 22" converted Saiga with roughly $1500 in it. I have had trouble selling. The trade offer is for a converted 5.45 with a Spikes Tactical Dyna Comp Extreme pinned and welded on a 14.5" barrel. The front conversion has not been done, still has original gas tube. He is offering 5 mags, 900 rounds, and $250 cash. Would you consider this a decent trade in today's market? I've been out of it for a few years and want to be sure I'm not behind on the current market value. 


The .223 is a trade for an AR57 pistol. I already know that's a good trade if I want it. There is the option of just doing both trades, but I would like to hear you guys opinions on the comparisons of the two calibers with ammo price not really being a factor anymore. 


Thanks in advance. 

Edited by Slayd
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Chatbox

    Load More
    You don't have permission to chat.
  • Create New...