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Old 04-11-2009, 07:04 AM   #1
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I was just watching an episode of Cops, set in California. A possible gang-related crime was being investigated and there were shell casings on the ground. The officer points it out and says, "It looks like a .308, which is consistent with an AK47."

I'm thinking to myself that the first caliber associated with the AK47 is the 7.62x39. I know that a 7.62 round is in the .30 caliber family, but it is NOT a .308 round. I'm guessing these police officers were not firearm experts...

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The Siaga is an (cheap) AK variant that does come in .308.
It is not the normal gang-banger's choice of weapon.

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The Siaga is an (cheap) AK variant that does come in .308.
It is not the normal gang-banger's choice of weapon.
Saigas are Russian AKs. They're produced in the Izmash factory that turns out AKs for the Russian army. They're no cheaper than any other AK.
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The Siaga is an AK variant that does come in .308.
It is not the normal gang-banger's choice of weapon.
True, but I forgot to mention this was an old re-run from the late 80's or early 90's. The saiga .308 was not a common rifle in the USA at that time.
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