I have recently been introduced into the Saiga semi auto rifle world. I bought a .223 Saiga and have been very impressed! The reliability of the AK action with sporter / hunting touches that make it an excellent carbine ( 16 inch barrel, standard ). It is more reliable and more accurate than my Mini 14. The price is under $300 for the weapon, new in the box. Has anyone had experience with the .308 Saiga?