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Posted: 8/23/2006 4:29:48 PM EDT
I have the .308 model with the 22" (?) barrel. I bought one of the folding pistol grip stocks that replaces the hunting one. Nice setup! I also bought one of the 6x com-bloc scopes from CDNN.

Now, using 150gr Federal mil-spec (NATO cross) FMJ loads from the rest with the scope, I was only getting about 4" groups.

While it won't be making 600 meter head shots, how is this accuracy for a Saiga?
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 4:43:01 PM EDT
I have read where the 16 inch Saigas in .308 can shoot 2 MOA..........
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 5:17:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ARMIKEFMJ:
I have read where the 16 inch Saigas in .308 can shoot 2 MOA..........

Maybe I oughta get out the hacksaw and take 'er down to 16"?
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 5:46:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 6:00:19 PM EDT
4" isn't bad for what ammo you used.
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 9:19:16 PM EDT
I routinely get 1" from my 22" Saiga with handloads. Using 165gr Rem Corelokts and 41 gr IMR 4064. Mild load and great on whitetail deer and antelope. 2.5-3" is very good with milsurp.
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 4:22:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Schulze:
4" isn't bad for what ammo you used.

That's kinda what I was thinking. Hell, even the mil-spec accuracy for the M-14 was 5 MOA (IIRC) for acceptance.

I have some 168gr Black Hills BTHP Match ammo laying around somewhere. Next time I go out I'll run a group or 2 through it and see. I would imagine it will decrease the group size considerably.
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 12:23:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/24/2006 12:30:47 PM EDT by pmbiker]
I've owned 3 Saigas and these are my experiences, all were converted to PG.

My first 16" .308 would group around 3-4"@100yds. on irons but like a dumba$$ I sold it. Then I got around to a 7.62x39 and it will group slightly better than my Bulgarian slr-101, 2"@50yds, KEEPER. I have ordered the ace internal block, folder and skeleton stock for it. My last is another 16" .308 that I decided to run down after I learned of the 20rd mags being offered. This one will put 5rds of South African surplus into 1.5-2"@100yds. with a 4x24 PSO and the best 3 are usually under 1", KEEPER. With it's outstanding accuracy, inherent reliablity and available mag capacity, this is now my go-to MBR.
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 2:25:20 PM EDT
ABNAK....Photos .......PLEASE..........
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