I agree, the Saiga is a fun gun and a good choice for general plinking. However, if you want a rifle with excellent accuracy, a Saiga isn't it. I have one and it groups no better than an AK at 100 yards. An SKS will outshoot it. The Ruger should too. This isn't a slam on the Saiga by any means. Where else can you get a real Russki AK for under $300?GTKrockeTT said:have you considered a Saiga in the same caliber for a couple hundred cheaper?