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bob_e95482
11-30-2011, 8:46 AM
I've always wanted a VZ58, and asked my local gun dealer if he could get me a Cali model from Czechpoint. Czechpoint has a model with a detachable mag, but it can also be stripper clip fed from the top, ala SKS. I have an SKS and stripper clips, so it would be an easy transition.
I then asked to look at a Saiga, he's got them in 7.62x39, and 5.56. I can buy 2 Saigas for the same price as a VZ58. Then I started thinking agout the hi cap AR and AK mags I have, and I looked up an AR mag adapter for a Saiga. I'm kind of leaning toward the Saigas. I would not convert them, so I could use my old mags. Opinions?

zfields
11-30-2011, 9:13 AM
The VZ58s are really nice, but mags are a beyotch to find, along with other parts to fit it.


Really in CA, id stick with a standard pattern AK and go featureless with it to keep 30 round free droping mags.

NorCalK9.com
11-30-2011, 9:27 AM
I want a vz58 to add to my collection... Its getting pretty big with the ak platform!
With that said,,,,, if I only had one or two ak variants i'd go with the saigas 762x39 and 545x39......
Good luck

Lone_Gunman
11-30-2011, 10:34 AM
Two is one, one is none...

zfields
11-30-2011, 10:35 AM
I want a vz58 to add to my collection... Its getting pretty big with the ak platform!
With that said,,,,, if I only had one or two ak variants i'd go with the saigas 762x39 and 545x39......
Good luck

I would do a 556 with the magwell mod to use Pmags though. That set up is pretty nice.

RAMCHARGER
11-30-2011, 10:36 AM
They make the VZ58 in 5.56 now and it has an adaptor to take AR mags...

loosewreck
11-30-2011, 10:38 AM
They make the VZ58 in 5.56 now and it has an adaptor to take AR mags...

What :eek:!!! I need more money!

tujungatoes
11-30-2011, 10:59 AM
They make the VZ58 in 5.56 now and it has an adaptor to take AR mags...

I did not know that....got a link? *edit* found it. That's f**king cool! I want one.

RAMCHARGER
11-30-2011, 11:17 AM
I did not know that....got a link? *edit* to found it. That's f**king cool! I want it.

http://calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=475224

hcbr
11-30-2011, 12:47 PM
whichever you like better ;)