View Full Version : Deer Hunting with a Saiga

05-15-2010, 9:47 PM
Anyone ever hunt deer with a Saiga 7.62x39? Im looking to buy one and was wondering if I can use it for deer.

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05-15-2010, 10:01 PM
Lol. You can use it but you'll look like an idiot mall ninja to almost everyone (not like you care anyway. who cares what people think about you?). 7.62x39 is very adequate for deer but I wouldn't stretch it past 175-200 yards just because I don't trust it for that far of a range.

05-15-2010, 10:13 PM
Just wondering if it can get the job done...

05-15-2010, 11:09 PM
It will get the job done just fine. Don't worry about you have to use this or that.

Men have hunted for thousands of years with all sorts of weapons.

Nowadays, you have these so called "experts". You have to use this rifle, this ammo, this scope, that sling.

I say that's a bunch of crock!

If the SOB does not go down with one round, I say empty a whole magazine into it and see if it goes down.

Heck, you can even hunt grizzlies with your Saiga if you want too!

05-16-2010, 8:24 AM
People poach deer with .22's. Just work work work on shot placement and have fun!

05-16-2010, 8:32 AM
I've taken deer with a single shot of .22lr (long ago when I was poor and hungry). So, yes, a 7.62x39 is capable of taking deer but, it would not be my first choice. I have about a dozen rifles chambered in 7.62x39 including a stock Saiga and I would not consider any of them to be great hunting rifles. If you have another option, you should explore it. If not, figure 150 yard max and make sure that you are very comfortable with your rifle before you go. Find the distance where you CONSISTANTLY (every shot) hit a clay pigeon with your rifle and figure that to be the maximum distance that you want to shoot a deer at.

05-16-2010, 1:36 PM
I also have a Browning A-Bolt in 300 wsm I use for hunting I just wanted to see if anyone had any experience with the Saiga.