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Back in Summer 2007, I happened upon a Saiga .308 in a local FFL for $250. Yeah, that's right: $250.00, it was $275.00 OTD. I took the rifle out and yeah, it shot well, but the ergonomics felt wrong and the comparatively expensive magazines were off-putting to me. I did stock up on .308/7.62 NATO ammo for it, but the honest truth was the rifle never sat well with me and I never felt the love for it I did for other long guns.

Forward to Election 2008 in which President Hopey Change, the Community Organizer in Chief, was elected. I'd camped on the rifle and knew it's had just appreciated astronomically with the election. I went to the next gun show and parted with the Saiga for $500 USD and an old Colt Cobra for $350 USD. Now, at the time, I had also picked up a Tanfoglio TZ-75 9mm pistol that I'd traded for around Thanksgiving. I went to a local FFL and over the course of two trips ordered an Enfield 2A and traded the TZ-75 for a Zastava LK-M70 in .308.

My dad immediately fell in love with the Zastava and offered me a Zastava M59/66 SKS and 1100 rounds of ammunition for it. The SKS was completely unissued as I'd purchased it in 2004 and traded to him. Then, a friend decided he HAD to have the Enfield and offered his Russian M45 SKS with ammunition for the Ishapore and ammunition. Here's the end results:




The ammo can has around 1600 rounds of Wolf hollow point and I've got another 500+ rounds in another can. I chose the SKS because I live in a suburban environment and may need to engage multiple targets.
The Soviet SKS is the good one: it has the return spring on the firing pin. It's dinged up, but mechanically in great shape. The Zastava is completely new; it's had a single box of ammunition shot through it and all numbers match.
 

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youre a lucky bastard, and I eny you soooooo much. My biggest regret from the last year is letting my yugo 59/66 go. I am repeatadly kicking myself for it. What I got for 99.95(with a case to) I see all the time going for 250+
 

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Too bad you didn't hand onto the saiga 308 longer you could have sold it for around 700-1000 depending on how bad someone wanted it.


-Cade
 

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Stop.
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What FOOL parts with a Russian SKS for a Ishie Enfield?









Just so you know.
I hate you.
 
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man those are some great rifles. I just wished like hell I would have had the forsight to have bought a dozen of them when they were going for 79.00 for Russian Unissued laminated stock with bayonet. Would have been a great investment. I like the SKS more than I do the AK-47's.
 

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The kind...

Stop.
Thief.
What FOOL parts with a Russian SKS for a Ishie Enfield?









Just so you know.
I hate you.
..that bought the SKS years back, but never purchased over a hundred or so rounds for it. 7.62x39 is scarce around here and I had just shy of 400 rounds of 7.62 NATO for the Ishapore.
 

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I love mine. Decent accuracy, not bad recoil, and I like that it's not too noisy.

I put some remmington brass ammo in mine. Nice tight groups, can't wait to try hornady's bullet through it.
 
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