AK47 in .308?

Discussion in 'AK & SKS Discussion' started by janikphoto, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. janikphoto

    janikphoto New Member

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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...
     
  2. 7.62 Man

    7.62 Man New Member

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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.
     

  3. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    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.
     
  4. janikphoto

    janikphoto New Member

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    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.