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XD45
07-22-2008, 1:38 AM
Let me know your thought process. Thanks!

fireluvrandrew@gmail.com
07-22-2008, 1:41 AM
Well, I dont own one, but from what heard, just as reliable, but the 223 is more accurate, could be wrong, but Im pretty sure Ive heard that a few times

railroader
07-22-2008, 3:21 AM
When I got my saiga 223 I already had 2 chinese sks's so I figured I try out the saiga in 223. I had also heard the 223 version was more accurate. I think you have more ammo choices in 223 but with 762x39 you mostly are limited to steel case russian. I know can find other ammo but it is either expensive, corrosive or hard to get. Mark

aplinker
07-22-2008, 3:46 AM
Does anyone have any experience with the Saiga in .223? I've been looking at the 7.62x39 Saiga because that was the round it was originally designed for, being that it's a true AK. The Saiga in .223 has my attention and I'm wondering if the reliability and functioning are similar to the 7.62x39. If you chose your Saiga in .223 over 7.62x39, or vice versa, let me know your thought process. Thanks!

It all comes down to one question, IMHO. Do you shoot at a range they allow steel core/jacketed ammo? If so, then go with the x39. If not, the .223., since you'll find cheaper copper/lead ammo for .223/5.56

I would suggest the difference in accuracy is more likely due to ammunition quality than the gun itself. Also, the x39 is a more forgiving cartridge in terms of reliability and it also hits harder in the 0-200yd range.

Addax
07-22-2008, 3:59 AM
I have one in .223 and it is a really nice rifle to shoot, and I can shoot the cheaper wolf ammo with her too.

ttboy
07-22-2008, 6:28 AM
Just get both, but really that is my decision too.

railroader
07-22-2008, 6:59 AM
It all comes down to one question, IMHO. Do you shoot at a range they allow steel core/jacketed ammo? If so, then go with the x39. If not, the .223., since you'll find cheaper copper/lead ammo for .223/5.56
That's a very good point, all the russian ammo you can get nowadays is magnetic. Mark

Slayer
07-22-2008, 9:07 AM
7.62x39 FTW! As long as you have a close range that allows magnetic ammo, you're in for some cheap fun.

All Nav
07-22-2008, 12:23 PM
I have the Saiga in .223 and for an AK (albeit somewhat neutered), it is very accurate. I got it in that caliber because I already reload it for my Savage bolt gun, but I shot a friend's new Saiga 7.62x39 and the recoil was not much more than mine. Excellent value.