I do have some AK mags that work pretty well, as I figured out with help from this and other forums how to make them work. I have steel Galil's, Tapco Galil/Golani's, a WASR Pro-Mag, and a converted AK-74 that I tweeked to work reasonably well.
So the issue is not that I can't get AK mags to work, or that I like the looks of the AR mags. It just makes sense to me to use the AR mags for the .223, and the do work exceptionally well with my adapter.
You may want to get a couple of Tapco Galil's to try. I can show you the easy tweeks that make them feed reliably in my Saiga with bullet guide.