I am looking for a Barack Obama special and came across a Saiga 7.62x39. I don't want to throw a lot of money at an AR15 so I was looking at AK 47s when I found the Saiga. Shoots the same ammo and seems to be fairly comparable to an AK 47 without the huge price tag. I don't want anything fancy but want to get a semi-auto before BHO and his comrades potentially make the assault weapon ban permanent. An SKS would do, but I don't like the fact that you have to monkey with the magazine to get it out; its not that detachable.
Anybody know the scoop on this type of rifle? BTW, it also came in .308.
Thanks for your opinions,