Take a m70 trunion in your hand and a Saiga trunion in yur hand and you will see a vast amount of differance. The weight is a factor but honestly how many of you are really going to be packing yor AK all day???? for target and play the weight is mice as it knocks down recoil.
I dont see how any one can say a gun with a $3 stock and a spray on finsh with crap stamped all over the side from the manufacturer and importer and plates riveted to the botttomto cover were the pistol grip should be with a horable trigger Good Fit and finish. even the wood furniture ones are worse then some really cheap guns. even if it all fit and worked properly it would still be a poor finish due to the cheap furniture alone.
If reworked they can be/are a good gun but not the way they are out of the box. the 7.62x39 and 223"s are decent deals for a working gun but the 308 is way over priced IMOO it doent cost them $5 more to make a 308. Im betting its the importers who jacking the prices up. It makes no sence for them not to ship over more 308's 243's but there still scarce it cant be that hard for them to make more of what the customer wants.
may 308 saiga is the least accurate AK variant I have BTW its good enough for hunting out to 250 yards but It aint great. I suspect the trigger is most of it. even if i had to rebarrel a Yugo id still take it over the saiga in 7.62x39. Id like to try a 223 Saiga the price is right on those.