I hear a lot of talk about the AK not being a reliable weapon for close groups and accuracy. Bull. If you are shooting cheap ammo, steel case then I suppose 3" groups are the norm at 100 yards. I have bot the .223 Saiga and the .308 Saiga, that are converted back. I reload and recently shot a 3 shot one hole group with the .223 at 100 yards. The Saiga .308 Winchester (7.62 X 51) is also an excellent rifle in accuracy. Plus, it has very good knock down. My rifle seems to like the 150 gr to 130 gr bullets the best. Shot at a Pizza Hut box bottom the other evening, at 100 yards, 5 shot group. Thought I was missing the black dot I painted on it. Used Remington PSP Core-LOKT 150 bullets I got at Dunham's for $14.99 a box . They are pretty good for factory ammo. and a target with some hand loads. I'm working with Hodgdon Benchmark powder as it is a faster burning powder than the BLC-2 or the H335 powders or Hodgdon Varget. With a 16" barrel on the .308 and a 1:12 twist I am trying to maximize the burn rate so that all the powder gets burned up before leaving the muzzle to create flash.