You say you've done/had several SAIGAs already. OK, so now get the "Polish Milled". Reviews have been favorable, and it's something different to add to the safe.Choosing between these 2, a Polish milled CAI, or a self-converted Saiga (I've done several already) which would you pick? I've never handled a milled AK- just stamped, although the milled SKS receivers were nice.
Get the Saiga because you can fold the stock out on it and have a 300 yard rifle.I found a 7.62x39 Saiga locally for $340 final price. I can get a Draco for that. My plans were to put a folding stock on the Saiga and have a portable AK; I already have several with full wood furniture.
So, with the intent to spend $350-425 or so, to buy a short, portable AK, would you go with a Saiga with a sidefolding stock, or a Draco?
+Draco is shorter
-No front hand grip without $200 tax stamp
+Nothing else to buy
-Saiga is longer
+Front hand grip no problem with side-folder
-Still have to buy folding stock (not to mention whatever conversion materials)
I'd expect the Saiga to be better-built, but I read many reviews on the Draco pistol and most were favorable; that might be a wash.
Anyone care to opine?