Another Kalashnikov owner here. I have a Arsenal Saiga SGL21-61 and a Romanian AES-10B converted to a DMR. Why? Simplicity, reliability, and ease of maintenance. I’ve owned several AR platforms, and they all failed the reliability and ease of maintenance slots.
Tolik, I had 2 drums that came with my RPK. One broke on the first range trip, and I traded the other for some 40 rounders. Both were Romy back loaders. The only ones I’ve seen take the abuse are the Russian top loaders, and they are scarce. Plenty of 20, 30, and 40 rounders for me.
Never challenge a man who has nothing left to lose.