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Old 10-13-2009, 09:33 PM   #11
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Why worry about 7.62 x 39 when you can get it in .308 Winchester. THAT round is a sure bet for deer.
You see the shots above on the targets at 100 yards by the .308. Should make for an excellent brush gun for deer hunting.

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Old 10-13-2009, 11:33 PM   #12
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I think that the 7.62X39 would be a great round for deer with an accurate firearm. I think that it would be excellent for youth or women hunters that may not be able to put the .223 round exactly where it is needed with that small of a projectile. I would feel a lot better about my son shooting a deer with a 7.62X39 than I would with a .223 even though he can put five shots in a inch at 100 yards.

And with the Saiga being a semi-auto firearm, he would have a quick follow up shot if he missed or the deer was injured very badly and was not moving too quick out of the field.

Not too mention, in the part of Kentucky where I am from, a 100 yard shot is about the max that is needed, and the 7.62X39 excells in that area.

This is just my opinion though, please don't bash my thoughts too much.

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The Saiga 7.62x39 is listed on the "Classicarms.inc" website, based in Indian Trail, NC.

You can probably get a better deal at a gun show, saving the FFL/shipping fees. They were at the Memphis show in November, After the election, at a decent price.

I envy you folks in north TX and south OK who can hunt feral pigs.
A large pig was killed by a single shot of jhp x39 from an SKS, and the close-up color photos of the nasty deep wound were persuasive as to the round's effectiveness. Don't remember the range of the shot.

Maybe herds of wild pigs will migrate in the near future from central Tennessee closer towards Fayette County, near Memphis, even Shelby County. Can only hope.

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Casey, if your son can shoot a .223 and put 5 ronds inside an inch group, don't worr about taking a deer with it, especially at 100 yards or less. Center of neck line, about 1 foot down from the head.

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I hunt deer with a AK pistol in 7.62x39 and have taken 5 in the last 3 seasons with it. including a pair of bucks at 225 yards. at 200 yards I didnt get muck expansion form the hornady soft points I was using and at that range you are really pushing it. I did get the deer but it could have been a better wound channel and a faster kill. it took a second shot on one.

I use a AK pistols with 12 or 16" barrels in a pistol /shot gun only zone in WI. it allows me a follow up shot a encore or other single shot pistol dosent have and it gives me a good out to 175 yard range. It shoots a 1" group BTW and is scoped. Im working on a 308 pistol as well as a .444 wildcat. all the pistols picutred will shoot under 1.5" groups the AMD version will shot under 1" at 100 yards on a good day.

I have a 308 Saiga and I cant get those groups with any of my loads. It getting turned ito a 260 remington target build this winter. it will look some thing like this when done. this is my 223 varmit AK that will shoot under .5" 100 yard groups. here is a ling to some of the details of it.

LINK>>>>>>> ACCURIZING THE AK - Gunco.net

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Darth, what kind of money do you have tied up i the 308. It looks great. Almost picked a stock one up today.

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The 7.62x39 commercial hunting ammo is way more consistent and accurate than any of the milsurp types.

I have a Saiga 7.62x39 and it made great hits out to 400 the one time I took it out.
My CZ527 shoots great with commercial ammo, and mediocre with several milsurps.

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I'll be testing my WASR-10 with handloads as soon as I get a hold of my Lee Turret press. I've zeroed it in at 100 yards with steel cased Wolf ammo but I'm not happy with groups and will be trying some brass casings because I know they make a more uniform gas-seal with the chamber of the AK.
Hopefully I'll get a chance to try some factory brass cased ammo the next time I'm at the range this next week.

I've considered the Saiga .308 before but I never saw any of the newer ones with the trigger group moved up and balanced correctly so I never baught one.

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I converted a saiga 7.62x39 and its plenty accurate for deer. I consistantly get 2" groups at 100yds with crappy wolf, tula and bear ammo. Im quite sure it would do better with some winchester or remington, but since I cant hunt with it in PA, I havent paid more than 5bucks for a box of 20, ever. Someday I will build up the courage to spend two or three times what I pay now, to see if my groups improve. Ill bet they will.

Ruzai, there are a ton of guys who have converted their saiga 308s. Check out the Saiga12 forum, they have a section just for the 308 rifle. Anyhow, I wanted one too, but the mags are expensive as hell, and there are none or very few milsurp options. Im a cheap ass without much money and it wasnt economical. But for hunting not SHTF, go for it (unless you can afford the mags).

Moving the trigger forward will run you 100-200 extra dollars, depending what kind of buttstock and pistol grip you want. The pistol grip conversion (FCG conversion) is easy. The saiga 308 uses the same buttstock, pistol grip and fire control group as the usual ak uses. All saiga conversions need is parts and easy to find tools.

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Ruzai, here you go for one that was converted so that the trigger group was moved forward. I this this myself.
[img]http://vernsdidj.com/pictures/guns/saiga_308_converted.jpg[/mg]

It shot great groups as well. I, unfortunately, sold it to get enough funds available to get into an AR-15 in 6.8 SPC II chambering. Great round, that 6.8 x 43, and I've really enjoyed this rifle.

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