My 7.62x39mm (with proper pistol grip conversion) Saiga is a surprisingly accurate rifle.The two American calibers of 223/308:are more accurate that the Russian calibers the Russians have claimed.
Another AK testimonial : I first bought a Romanian AK 20 years ago - when they were almost paying you to buy one. First time I took it to the range - I was completely sold on it, & I promptly liquidated my .308 Enfield, & 30-30 Winchester carbine - & never looked back. Soon as I could - I added a Saiga 12C shotgun. & have been completely satisfied with both.Ever Notice the TV Gun shows rarely or hardly ever mention - show or review AKs of any kind, or the semi auto clones of H&K MP5 etc etc. Since I guess they are funded by American Company advertisers. Plenty of AKs in the USA now, & numerous American companies involved - but their absence is conspicuous. It's almost like a well kept secret.
There are the 7.62 X 54 Romanian PSL rifles available around $1500. see pic.Info about the saigas. The two American calibers of 223/308:are more accurate that the Russian calibers the Russians have claimed. Too bad they never offered a saiga in 7,62 x54 r.